Gateway to the Milky Way

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810
State/Province/Region
Utah
Nearest Area
Double Arch, Arches National Park
Town
Moab, UT
Brief Directions

North of Moab on Utah highway 191

Notes

f2.8, 20 sec, ISO 3200, 16mm

Description

I spent a week in Arches National Park, photographing the night sky with the goal of capturing the Milky Way framed by the arches. I knew Double Arch would be an ideal location. The day I was going to photograph the arch, I scouted the area to determine my camera placement. Unfortunately, in the dark of night, nothing looks the same, but I made my way by flashlight to the pre-determined position and waited for the Milky Way to line up. I used an orange gel over my flashlight to light paint the walls of the arch. This was one of my favorite images from the trip.

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Date Added
February 9, 2021
Date Taken
July 10, 2020