Chad St. Pierre captured this photo of star trails

Star Trails and Aurora Borealis

Venturing into the deep freeze pays off for photographer.

  • Dec. 10, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Cranbrook photographer Chad St. Pierre  travelled to Fernie late Saturday night to meet up with fellow photographers at Hosmer, just outside of Fernie. As St. Pierre reports: “It took us a few tries to finally find a good location. With -33 degree weather, you don’t realize what kind of challenge it is to photograph for over an hour in conditions like this. Typically battery life lasts me a full day’s worth of shooting, but in these conditions I was only able to get an hours worth. An hour later, 112 frames snapped, numb fingers and a gimped tripod whos legs froze solid I was able to capture my very first star trail image. On the bottom right side you can see the Aurora Borealis common in high latitudes.

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