DetBBQCo @ DIY Street Fair

Detroit BBQ Company reached out to me earlier this week to see if I was available to come by to shoot their setup at the DIY Street Fair in Ferndale, MI this weekend. I was and I did.

Since I recently posted photos of their BBQ, I will use this post to focus on photos that I took of some of the people behind the operation along with some other randoms.

The event space was smaller this time around

Tim in deep conversation with his brother Zac

A meat covered knife

Zac smiling hard

Chris was or wasn’t mad. Still not sure.

The power plant of the Southern Pride smoker

Kevin shucking an ear of corn

I cringed as Tim picked his iPhone up

Shooting The Stars

Last August, I photographed the Milky Way galaxy while camping in Oscoda, MI. While the outcome was below what I consider a quality photo, I was still impressed for it being my first attempt.

We made it back up to Oscoda for the last camping trip of 2015, so I decided to take another stab at photographing the Milky Way using the information I gathered for improving the shot. Since it was almost a month later in the season compared the first attempt, the sun sets earlier which means the sky was “pitch black” faster.

At 9:36 PM Eastern, the sky was what I considered “black enough”, so I started snapping. This time around, I shot due South instead of straight up into the sky though, which resulted in a much better photo!

The yellowish/orange light you see just above the trees is light pollution from Tawas City and East Tawas, MI.

Below is a photo that I took while I was waiting for the sky to get darker. It was taken at 9:06 PM Eastern and captures the remaining light in the West/North West sky.

And yes, that is a distorted Big Dipper in the center slightly above the tree line.

I ended up getting recent photos of Nova and Kesyn, the two stars that Nicole and I created (see what I did there?), during the day too which is a plus.