Night in the Badlands by Matt Meisenheimer
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Night in the Badlands

March 31, 2021

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year in the southwest, for many reasons. On this particular trip, the Milky Way had a lot to do with it. I timed my trip with the new moon and spent 10 days chasing the Milky Way all around the Colorado Plateau.

I ran into all sorts of weather and adventure along the way. This was one of my favorite shots from the trip and I pulled it off on my final night. It is a blue hour blend with a tracked shot of the Milky Way from the same location. It felt great to capture this image, as the last 3 days I had been clouded out of astrophotography.

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