Mauna Kea Observatories
One of the things I wanted to do when visiting the “Big Island” of Hawaii was to get to the top of Mauna Kea, and say I’d stood at the summit of the tallest (but not the highest) mountain in the world. Enter Mauna Kea Summit Tours.
What follows are some of the observatories and telescopes I photographed during an early February sunset, as well as a 30-second exposure (50mm, f/1.4, and ISO 125 to minimize noise, if you care) of the clearest nighttime sky I’ll likely see during my life. That’s what shooting at over 13,000 feet will do for you.