While staying in Breckenridge with friends in the fall, I woke up in the middle of the night and was instantly awestruck by the stars. Before I knew it, I’m in the car with my gear and heading up Boreas Pass…at 3 a.m. I took this with my Leica M3 and Hektor 13.5 cm lens on Fuji 64T film. Exposure time is approximately 40 minutes.
We took a long weekend trip to Breckenridge, Colorado with good friends from Virginia. My favorite aspect of being in the mountains is the starry nights they afford us that live in light-polluted areas. It’s breathtaking.
I planted my camera on a tripod on the deck of the house we rented that overlooked Breckenridge for an hour or so while we had some cocktails and conversations. This is the result. One frame at ISO 100, f7.1, and an hour and 45 minutes.