Monday, August 2, 2010

Capturing the High Sierra - Part 5 (Sierra Starlight)

As a lot of you know, I love shootin' the night sky... so how could I pass up the night sky in the High Sierra... :-)  All these images were taken from Minaret Summit at 9300ft on the crest.  The sky up there is DARK and I mean DARK..... there is no haze or air pollution like you find at lower elevations.....up here, you really do feel closer to the stars.  The Milky Way is stunningly clear and arches from horizon to horizon.  I used the Canon 5D at ISO 3200 and either a Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye or EF 17-40mm f/4 L lens.  Exposures were only around 30-60 seconds.  Here are four views of our home galaxy.

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