Erika Valkovicova's picture

Lone Tree

I spent a few days camping high above the town of Vicuna, and although it was freezing at night, I could not resist to step out of the comfortable tent and overcome my fear of the dark to capture the Southern Milky Way! I took this shot the night after the Total Solar Eclipse, still filled with overwhelming emotions and a bit tired of Pisco Sour sampling. The silhouette of the lone tree with the branches reaching out to the stars created a beautiful foreground. The final image is a stitched panorama of two horizontal shots taken on a prime 20mm lens with an Astro-modified camera. Staying in the mountains helped to block some of the light pollution coming from the nearby town.

Canon 6D
20mm · f/2.8 · 15s · ISO 8000
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