Re-edited this photo which I posted a few months ago to fix some issues I was unhappy with.
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Ancient Neighbors; Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, California. This tree may be old (4-5000 years) but it is dwarfed in comparison by the 13.2 billion year old Milky Way that watches above. I first shot here back in October of last year when it was 9 degrees out (with fresh cougar tracks in the snow) and made the decision to come back when the threat of death wasn’t as likely. I’m glad I did since the summer MW is brightest this time of year. Enjoy!
Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21 ZE
Stars: 4 minutes (SkyTracker), F2.8, ISO 800
Foreground: 2 minutes, F/4.5, ISO 400, light painted with LED’s
LR5 -> CS6
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