Alberta By Night (Astro Photos So Pretty It Hurts!)

Banff By Night Photos So Pretty It Hurts Lulu Meets World Professional Travel Blogger Beauty Blogger Fashion Blog Lulu Lives Here Alberta Canada

Confession: I’m afraid of the dark.

Well, I’m not afraid of the dark per se, I’m afraid of what could possibly lie in it. Maybe I’ve watched one too many horror movies, or I haven’t quite grown out of my diaper days and still have an overactive imagination. Whatever it is that makes me uncomfortable with darkness, it’s cost me a ton of money spent on night lights! Not only that, but I’ve also missed out on late night adventures simply because I couldn’t handle the thought of anything going wrong in the absence of light.

Milky Way Bow Lake Astrophotography by Francis Ymbang Jr. Lulu Meets World Travel Blog Lulu Lives Here Alberta Canada
Bow Lake

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been exploring Alberta by night recently, despite my nyctophobia. (I know, right? Who am I?) Right now, you’re probably assuming one of two things …

  1. I’m actually dead on the inside and have been desensitized to any and every emotion that a human being should be capable of feeling, whether it be happiness, depression, or even fear.
  2. I’ve decided to conquer my fear of the darkness because the fact that we exist in this universe is a miracle in and of itself. And what better way to appreciate our existence than astrophotography?
Milky Way Goat Pond Astrophotography by Francis Ymbang Jr. Lulu Meets World Travel Blog Lulu Lives Here Alberta Canada
Goat Pond

I’m proud to say that the reason for all of my sleepless nights chasing auroras, meteor showers, and the Milky Way have been due to the latter!

(But I’m giving myself too much credit. I really wouldn’t be able to hike to all of these beautiful destinations without a handy dandy headlamp.)

Milky Way Kananaskis Astrophotography by Francis Ymbang Jr. Lulu Meets World Travel Blog Lulu Lives Here Alberta Canada
Kananaskis

Now I’m no expert on astrophotography, but if there’s one thing to know, it’s that the sky must be pitch black before you can get a half-decent shot of the stars.

Yes, it’s frightening to be out in the wilderness completely submerged in total blackness.

Yes, the pounding of your heart will be louder than the coyotes howling in the night.

Yes, the late night memories you’re able to capture with your friends makes it all worth it.

Two Jack Lake Milky Way Astrophotography by Francis Ymbang Jr. Lulu Meets World Travel Blog Lulu Lives Here Alberta Canada
Two Jack Lake (My personal wallpaper on my Mac!)

After all,

“It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.”

– Richard Evans

Star Trails Rundle Astrophotography by Francis Ymbang Jr. Lulu Meets World Travel Blog Lulu Lives Here Alberta Canada
Mount Rundle

Happy World Photo Day! If you enjoyed this, make sure to share it with someone you would stargaze with!

Love always,

Lulu Meets World Professional Travel Beauty Fashion Blogger

P.S. – Alberta is just as breath-taking during the day! Don’t believe me? Check out my Top Destinations in Banff, Alberta!


CREDITS

Astrophotography by: Francis Ymbang Jr.

Written by: Lulu Beltran


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