A Very Dark Place
There's one thing that never disappoints when you venture into some of the very remote areas of Utah, the incredibly dark skies. This weekends trip was no different, drive 40 miles down a dirt road into the middle of nowhere and just enjoy, that's what I've come to love about this state and its endless features so readily available to explore. This is just another example of something that is almost impossible to translate to an image, the scale of this rock formation just pales in comparison to the arch of the Milky Way Galaxy behind it.
16 exposures went into this image, 8 for the sky and 8 for the foreground, all taken with a Nikon Z7 and Nikkor 50mm f1.8s on a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer Mini. Sky shots are 3 minutes at ISO 800 and f2.8, foreground shots are 2 minutes at ISO 800 and f2.