Atop Gibraltar Rock I’m up here in the dark, looking down from cliffs on a peaceful night after the sun and crescent moon have both gone to slumber. At the time I journeyed up here I nearly cursed the lugging of all the heavy clothing that I’m now happy I have … I was fortunate though, .. this day was 70° and also turned out to be a great sky for stars and a hint of sunset color. It was supposed to be overcast and even cooler … One of the last nights of the year that I’d get to see the galactic center, briefly, and without a moon…. so my plan panned out! I sit here now, in the dark, between a tree’s root, while one camera clicks every four minutes for trails of stars. The other camera does the same just a bit to my left. I had an idea for adding myself to the images when there was still plenty of light. I hauled warm gear and a few dresses and cowgirl boots. … two tripods and two camera bodies, as well as little but important things: compass, iPhone, … From up here the breeze has picked up and I see lights from the houses and farms at the base of this cliff. The sounds from life below echo all the way up the cliff … And soon I’ll pack up, grateful for the night as my fingers grow colder … Images from Gibraltar Rock Twilight to Night Time lapse still created on top of Gibraltar Rock, Lodi, WI Share this:FacebookPinterestEmailTwitterLinkedIn Post navigation The Reign of Stars – Star Trails fromWisconsin State Capitol from the Ice at Night One Comment Wow! Great pic Kristen. Leave a ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.