The weather called for a clear night on the MN North Shore, temps in the 60s with little to no wind and a new moon…a perfect forecast for astrophotography. I figured I would take the jaunt to Gooseberry Falls and see what photographic opportunities were available.
I am used to a slower flow falls this time of year, but I was shocked at the extremely low level the river was at this time. I was alone a middle falls, and had ample room to make several exposures. I setup my lume cube on the tripod, camera left, about 75-100 feet from the falls. Then setup a small crush light for fill on camera right, around 50 feet from the falls.
After few different exposures at high ISO to set my composition, set focus and make sure the light levels were what I was looking for, I was ready to make my final image.
Exposure was 14 minutes, f/2.8 @ ISO100. This allowed the LEDs to slowly expose the foreground and the star trails to burn in as well.