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It is with great pleasure we offer you this guest post (with a link to the entire blog post and more photos) by Katherine Belarmino. Katherine and Romeo Belarmino are the authors of Travel the World, a travel blog for the everyday working stiff. They work full-time in non-travel related jobs, but take every opportunity they can to travel the world during their limited vacation time.

With so much light pollution in the sky, there aren’t many opportunities for astrophotography when traveling, especially when visiting cities.  When we decided to head out to Bishop in Eastern California this winter, we were excited by the idea of trying out some night photography since, as the city of Bishop is only one square mile, it is pretty easy to get away from the lights without having to travel very far.  During our explorations, we found some great places for astrophotography in Bishop.

We were able to get a faint hint of the tiny tail-end of the Milky Way in a few of our photographs, but since it was winter, that was the best we could get.  While we suggest traveling to Bishop in winter because it is less crowded and there is more snow on the mountains, which provides a great contrast to the stars in the sky, summer provides an opportunity for Milky Way photography in Bishop.

Sometimes, after a busy day of hiking and sightseeing, it’s hard to drag yourself out at night when there’s a nice warm bed waiting in your hotel room for you.  But when visiting Bishop, no matter the time of year, there are some fantastic spots for astrophotography in this eastern piece of California.

Read the entire blog post and see more photos here.

Thank you to Katherine and Romeo for letting us feature the quiet beauty of the night skies near Bishop.

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4 days ago

Love these historic photos from Tales Along El Camino Sierra.Two great photos from the tallest peak in the lower 48. 1-Visitors enjoying trip to the Alabama Hills with majestic Mt. Whitney looming behind them. Photo 2-A group on horseback back when horses were allowed to go all the way to the summit. This Frasher photo postcard is from the 1930s. ... See MoreSee Less

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We really like this concept - why limit yourself to just summer vacations? Bishop is a great destination year-round! Thanks for the shout-out, Visit USA Parks .Let's dismiss the idea of a "summer vacation", shall we? How about a "winter vacation"?! Bishop, California has so much to offer the off-season traveler: from great outdoor recreation, mild weather, unique shops and restaurants, and interesting attractions. Visit Bishop in the off-season and enjoy an inexpensive vacation, away from the crowds and packed with great experiences! #visitbishop #ThisIsMyRoute #VisitUSAParks ... See MoreSee Less

We really like this concept - why limit yourself to just summer vacations? Bishop is a great destination year-round! Thanks for the shout-out, Visit USA Parks .

 

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I'm thinking of getting away in Bishop starting Christmas Day (Creekside Inn, of course!) but wondering what restaurants would be open Christmas Day in Bishop.

Having lived there for 10 years, totally agree! So much to do and explore!

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