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"Everything was set up perfectly. I picked the new moon & the right time of year to be clamoring around Death Valley's Eureka Dunes at 2am taking star photos.

All I needed to do was click my handy external timer/intervelometer & stroll 40 ft up the steep sand dune so that I could create this amazing selfie. The only problem was - I forgot my timer at the bottom of the dune. Of course I did.

The only way for me to be in this shot alongside my tent was to set my camera on it's 10 second timer & race up the dune that was so steep that I needed feet and hands to gain ground. After a 9.5 second scramble, the it's-a-long-exposure-so-I-have-to-freeze-for-15-seconds thing had to happen.

After 6 or 7 sweaty attempts, I finally nailed it."

-Bob @the3rdbobert

 
 
Gear List:

Tent - Marmot Limelight 3

Camera - Canon 5DMIII

Happy Campers

Darren Pearson is a multi-talented artist, and one of those talents is in light-writing. One of his latest creations was made while camping out in Yosemite National Park. This was a 450 second exposure with each character taking between 1-2 minutes to illustrate.

Lakeside Pines

Bernice’s tent blends perfectly into the towering pine trees of Jennie Lakes Wilderness.

Resurrection Bay

Camping bayside in Alaska is the perfect complement to an overnight sea-kayaking trip around the shale covered, forest-framed beaches of Caines Head.