milky way over balanced rock

Stayed out until 4AM last night traipsing around Arches National Park with my photog friend Charlie. For this shot he let me borrow his 5DMkII with the 16-35L lens - full frame, ISO 3200 at f 2.8... Holy moly!!

 

I did the light painting with my 580EXII strobe, gelled with 1/4 CTO and shot through a big long snoot to try to keep spill off the plants in the foreground. Had the flash set at 1/4th power and popped it off about a dozen times across the rock face.

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Taken on June 5, 2010