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Where the Forest Meets the Stars (night photography with Milky Way)
Posted By: Ken Lee, 09-26-2023, 08:54 PM

Where the Forest Meets the Stars
In Owens Valley, if you drive on almost any road up the Eastern Sierra, you will soon be immersed in a very breathtaking land of sharp jagged snow-capped peaks, pine trees, clear lakes, babbling brooks, wildflowers, ferns, and fresh mountain air. At night, a canopy of stars appears, its light reflecting off the beautiful waters of the lakes below. As you remain still, the chatter and noise in your brain begins to melt away. Time moves slower. We realize that as we gaze at the light from the center of our Milky Way, we are looking at ancient light that began its journey 26,000 years ago. Convict Lake, CA, named for a group of convicts that escaped from Carson City, NV and were eventually cornered at the lake by locals. It's also one of our favorite places to kayak.
(Plate 4462) Nikon D750/Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens. September 2023.
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You could hardly wish for a better site to photograph the Milky Way. The mountain and lake features make it ideal. Excellent capture, Ken.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MikeNArk Quote
You could hardly wish for a better site to photograph the Milky Way. The mountain and lake features make it ideal. Excellent capture, Ken.
Thanks! It was a beautiful night too. I feel like the Eastern Sierra is such a great place for Milky Way photography (or quite frankly, any other type of photography).

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