Stars over John Moulton homestead
Milky Way Stars over John Moulton barn and homestead, Grand Teton National Park. Photographed @ 11:30 PM (2.5 hours after sunset). Light Painting added to enhance recognition (my wife, Linda, assisted). This photo was taken from the "backside" of the barn in order to line up with the Milky Way at this season of the year (see other views below). I used two lights in this image -- a wide-angle fill light from the left, and a narrow-angle main light from the right (both were continuous). The fill was a Coleman-type lantern, and the main was a 100-watt incandescent modeling lamp from an Alien Bees studio strobe (battery powered). The photo below had only one light.
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