While understandably avoided by some, one advantage of living in the desert Southwest during the summer season is the opportunity to photograph the Milky Way. Last night's clear skies and minimal light pollution permitted our galaxy to be seen in all its glory. This particular shot was taken looking up at the canyon walls from Fish Creek on the Apache Trail in south central Arizona. With it's summer visitation just about over I wanted to get out and work on my astrophotography. In post processing I sought to intentionally leave something to the imagination that would depict both the immensity and splendor of the heavens. This was a 30 second exposure at 3200 ISO.