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Milky Way Photoshoot Doughton Park

July 9, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Milky Way Photo Op
Blue Ridge Parkway
Doughton Park
Friday Night, July 9, 2021 Meet at 8:00. Stay as long as you would like.
Sunset is 8:45 pm so the Milky Way should be visible starting about 10:00. We’ll meet at the Doughton Park Picnic Area about 8:00. We’ll choose shooting locations (foregrounds) and have a chance for a nice sunset shot or two. The images above were shot at different locations within Doughton Park. If you are new to night sky photography, here is a link to a tutorial that will help prepare you. (How to Photograph the Milky Way – Lonely Speck) We will also have some veterans on hand to help you get started.
Equipment Checklist
DSLR or Mirrorless camera
Wide-angle lens (the faster the better)
Remote shutter release (self timer works too)
Headlamp/flashlight (preferably red light or very low white light)
Dew heater-optional (handwarmer & rubber bands works just fine)
Please RSVP to Cashwell8886@gmail.com by Thursday night (7-8) so he knows who to expect in case of change or weather cancelation. If you are looking to carpool, either needing a ride or willing to provide a ride, please send a note to Don Brown (debrown@msn.com) and he will coordinate.

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July 9, 2021
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Doughton Park Picnic Area
45338 Blue Ridge Parkway -Exit at Milepost 229.7,248.1
Laurel Springs, NC