An Overlook to Remember
My girlfriend and I headed out to an incredible overlook in central Utah to take in the Milky Way and snap some images, what we got was an incredible amount of wind, an explosion of airglow, and an unforgettable night view. This area of the state faces a new uphill battle with relaxed OHV regulations, the soils and geology is incredibly sensitive taking hundreds if not thousands of years to repair itself after overland travel occurs. We tried hard to capture what we thought is one of the most unique landscapes in the US, who knows how long until this area is overrun with OHV users and instagrammers. I urge people to do their best to promote environmental activism for this area, if you know it then keep it, as much as I love sharing my experiences in locations I can't get myself to share this one.
18 exposures for this image, 9 for the sky and 9 for the foreground, taken with my Nikon Z7 and Sigma Art 40mm on a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer Mini tracking mount. Foreground exposures are 2 minutes at ISO 1600 and f1.4, sky exposures are 1.5 minutes at ISO 800 and f1.8.