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guiding me home

The clear skies around Lake Pukaki enabled me to shoot the rising Milky Way. I saw these trees on the horizon and decided to use them in the composition. With the camera pointed skyward the trees have a slight perspective distortion, appearing to bend toward the Milky Way. I tried to line the gap in the trees with the stars, which led me to the image title. The shooting star really caps this image off.

 

I'm not sure what has caused the yellow glow on the horizon, I thought it could perhaps be the glow of the sun setting further over the horizon, however this colour was barely perceptible when I was taking the image.

 

Canon 5D Mark III | Canon EF 17-40L @ 17mm | ƒ/4 | 30 sec | ISO3200

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Taken on April 23, 2012