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Chippewa Skies [Explored 6/10/2015] | by Jason Carpenter
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Chippewa Skies [Explored 6/10/2015]

The Milky Way galaxy as seen from Hollow Rock, which is located in the Grand Portage Indian Reservation.

 

The rock all along the North Shore is Basalt, and is the result of massive lava flows that happened 1.1 billion years ago when the Mid-Continent Rift tried to tear apart. The tear went from Lake Superior all the way down to Kansas. The polygonal fractures as seen in "Hollow Rock" are from rapid cooling. (Thanks Chris & L)

 

This was my first opportunity to use the new Fuji XF16mmF1.4 R WR lens with my X-T1 for astrophotography and I'm happy with the result. It was a fun night of shooting with my buddy Chris.

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Taken on May 23, 2015