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First Milky Way of the year | by David Kingham
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First Milky Way of the year

This morning I woke up at 1:15am to go up to Rocky Mountain National Park with Mike Berenson, Jim Casteel, Jon Blake and Chris Kirby to see the first milky way of the year. It was an unusually calm, windless, warm and serene morning, which allowed us to spend hours playing around without freezing to death. As the moon was rising I found a good exposure to balance the foreground with the sky, I leveled the tripod and took 20 vertical images, with the overlap this ended up being a 62 megapixel image. Thank you Mike for setting up this trip, I had an incredibly good time and I look forward to the next excursion!

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Taken on March 18, 2012