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Lake Alpine

From early this morning, hanging out with Clint at Lake Alpine, CA. We drove back and forth between various lakes so many times, I lost count. Finally ended up here just in time for the milky way to stand upright over the lake. Big old ants, and a few mosquitoes, but it definitely wasn't cold.

 

Part of the experience for me is to spend time contemplating how we all fit in to this vast universe. Seeing the center of our own galaxy like this is evocative and inspirational.

 

Lens is the DFA 55mm f/2.8 on the 645Z. I adhered to the "500 rule" and stacked about 15 frames (10s at ISO 5000) for some noise reduction. Foreground was 187s at ISO 2000.

 

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Taken on July 13, 2018