I bought my first digital SLR in late 2008 when I went to Antarctica to spend a year at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. With the year split evenly between six months of day and six months of night, I got pretty good at photographing without sunlight. I love the light at night. Colors are deeper and moonlight subtle. I love photographing the milky way and the aurora were incredible. I would photograph for fifteen minutes until the batteries froze, then thaw everything out for an hour. I'm amazed that original 5D still works to this day. When I got back to Boulder, Colorado after a year on the ice, I realized that I still preferred photographing at night. With the iconic Flatirons in my back yard, I had the perfect subject to keep building my skills. Another skill I learned while launching science instruments in to the Ozone Hole over Antarctica for a year was high altitude balloons.