Milky Way Meet Flower Way #2 - Stars above York Prairie State Natural Area in Wisconsin
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This beautiful nightscape of the summer milky way, arcing above a path of native wildflowers in York Prairie State Natural area (Wisconsin) was captured in July 8'th, 2018. This image (#3) was captured after midnight so sky was at its darkest and milky way detail is maximised by combining seven exposures. A similar image (#1) was captured during twilight while there was still some glow in the sky which gives it yet a completely different feel. It was an amazing night - coyotes were howling just a few hundred yards from my setup. It was dead-calm, quite dark skies (for Wisconsin), and very few mosquitos and almost no cars on nearby roads. Image captured with Pentax K-1 and Rokinon 24mm lens at f1.7, seven separate 30 sec exposures stacked and aligned to minimize sensor noise and maximize milky way detail.
September 6th, 2019
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