Milky Way over The Watchman
This starry night sky was taken from the South Campground of Zion National Park (see photo below). The right side of the mountain (The Watchman) is illuminated by the reflected lights coming from the town of Springdale, less than two miles away. This recent NightScape was taken with the new Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II lens (15 sec • F/2.8 • ISO 8000).
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