Chad St. Pierre captured this photo of star trails

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.