Photo Caption: As @katyperry once said, “Last Friday Night, yeah we danced on table tops, and we took too many shots..”
So it’s not over till it’s over, but doesn’t mean I’m not planning for when it’s over for the season, lol… So I have started spending time on star trails, especially on this night when I was in Bisti Badlands last week and the moon was sitting dead in the center of the Milky Way.. —
How did I end up at Bisti? Long story short, we didn’t find treasure that we were on a hunt for, so we turned to a different kind of treasure. We set up camp in the Chocolate Hoodoos since Bisti is BLM land; it was about a mile in from the parking lot and in my opinion some of the more picturesque ones in a couple mile radius.. —
I always have 2 bodies on me and planned on setting this one for the night and leaving it till the morning. As dusk was setting in and I was doing test shots, It occurred to me that I would not need any kind of foreground lighting as we were at half moon and it was completely throwing a beautiful light across the landscape. I knew that I was going to still attempt to shoot the MW in spite of the moon sitting in the galactic center so I hurried to finish getting my setup done, an action that plagued me for the rest of the night. “did I set it to 20 seconds or 25?? I think I did 20. Did I need 25?” In the end I was right, but I didn’t need 25 thankfully.. I got about 750 shots total before the battery died. not bad!!
Because I know i’m going to get a lot of questions about the color in this image, I edited this and didn’t ADD any color to it. These colors were there in the sky; I just increased the saturation of the existing colors. Pretty neat, right?? I pulled a foreground image from one of the shots it took early in the evening and masked it in.
Processed in LR & PS
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Photo taken at: Bisti Badlands