Way from New Mexico desert
(image above is
reduced-size crop | other sizes: medium
||N/A (Canon 18-135mm lens)
||Canon T3i (stock/unmodded)
||11x15sec, 18mm, f/3.5, ISO3200;
AstroArt5, CS4 (cropped, reduced-size)
|5 Jun 2014 - About 20 miles west of Las Cruces, NM
My first real attempt at the Milky Way. I drove about 20 miles
west from my home in Las Cruces to get away from the heavy light
pollution. Even so, El Paso light dome is prominent at lower left - about 50 miles from where I was located.
The sky was otherwise very dark, so very enjoyable. Desert foreground in
the image at same settings, processed separately.
Copyright Jeffrey O. Johnson