Many Parks Canada campground have the name “Lake” in them but can be quite a few kilometres away from the actual lake. I knew that Baker Lake was only mere feet away from the campsite. This makes Baker Lake an ideal spot for astrophotography. The weather forecast was for clear skies. I did not plan it, as we were suppose to be camping a couple of weeks earlier, but the lunar cycle cooperated and it was a new moon the day that we were to be at camp making for excellent conditions for capturing images of the night sky. I had brought along my full size tripod and my 15mm F2.4 Irix lens in anticipation of capturing some interesting shots of the night sky and Baker Lake.
The photography went fantastic. I was able to get out of the tent at 1:30 am even though I was warm and snug in my sleeping bag. The air was comfortable and the night sky did not disappoint. I spent about 1 hour taking pictures and just looking at the scenery. My biggest challenge of the evening was getting back in the tent as the porcupine had decided that our tent would make a nice late night snack and was busy chewing on the fly when I arrived back. It took several minutes to gently shoo the porcupine away. The porcupine moved off and chose a different tent to chew on causing a small commotion from the occupants.