My Favorite Milky Way Photo

I was so pleased with how this one turned out – I did a 51 second exposure with my new Tamron wide angle lens late this summer.

Milky Way near the Williams Fork River

Joelle and I (and the boys) rented a cabin near the Williams Fork River in NW Colorado, just South of Craig, basically in the middle of nowhere.

Almost no light pollution, and perfectly dark skies made for great conditions to take some pics.

Once the boys were asleep, Joelle and I got a bottle of wine, and sat out near the river and I pointed the camera toward the milky way.

I kept increasing the exposure time until I got to 51 seconds with this shot, and it turned out better than I could have imagined.

I was at F2.8, Iso 1000, and 16mm.  I turned on the porch light of the cabin for about 5 seconds to ‘light paint’ the trees in front of us.

Here’s the Cabin we stayed at:


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