Venus Descending

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D850
-10194757/1000000 sec. / ISO 800
Nearest Area
Westcliffe, CO
Town
Westcliffe, CO
Brief Directions
Colorado CR 96 and 69
Description
This image was taken from my home at 9,000 ft elevation outside of Westcliffe, Colorado, a designated Dark Skies community: Star trails - including super bright Venus - are vanishing behind the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains. On the right side of this photo is Crestone Peak (14,295 ft high - the 7th highest peak in the US). Most photos of star trails are taken with wide angles but I took this photo purposely with 200mm to isolate the trail of Venus more and have it "pop". And usually a cloud would be a bummer for a night shot but I think this cool cloud only adds to the drama and atmosphere.
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Date Added
January 5, 2020
Date Taken
December 29, 2019