Milky Way over Stone Arches

Equipment Info
NIKON D7000
24mm / f/18 / 1/100 sec. / ISO 250
State/Province/Region
Nevada
Nearest Area
Valley or Fire State Park
Town
Las Vegas/Moapa
Brief Directions

Drive North on 15 from Las Vegas, turn east at Moapa.

Notes

Camera Settings: f2.8 30 sec ISO 3200 16mm

Description

Hiked several miles to these particular side-by-side arches. Set up the tripod and camera at dusk to capture the rock in the last of the natural light, then waited for the milky way to rise into the frame. This submission is the combination of those two images. The area was too large to illuminate by rock painting, so I used an HDR technique. The only drawback is the long wait to capture the single image that you want... and hiking out in pitch darkness.

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Date Added
October 25, 2019
Date Taken
April 20, 2015