A Big Sky and The Milky Way

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7100
-4321928/1000000 sec. / ISO 2000
State/Province/Region
Montana
Nearest Area
Revenue Flats, Madison County, Montana
Town
Norris, Montana
Description

For several years now, I have attempted to capture something special for Earth Day. I had grand plans for 2018. For several weeks I have had this location in mind to capture an image of the Milky Way. I had hoped to have a large rock formation in the center, but it was occupied by a bonfire and some fairly noisy revelers. We drove on through the darkness until we stumbled upon this spot. Although not even half full, the moon was incredibly bright and I spent an hour or so capturing a few shots before crawling under the warm covers. My alarm was set for 2:30. When it announced it was time to get cold again, I opened the door of our little teardrop camper and was greeted with brilliant stars! It is really something to feel so insignificant yet so connected to something so grand. I'm not a big fan of light pollution, but I must admit that it is kind of cool that the lights of Bozeman, Montana were centered under the arch. I could not have planned that if I tried!

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Date Added
April 22, 2018
Date Taken
April 22, 2018
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