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The North American sky is packed with awe-inspiring beauty. Enjoy this big collection of stunning night sky images shot from every state in America. From captures of the milky way to star trails to sunsets, these 50+ nightscapes will give you sweet dreams tonight.

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“With a new moon over Smith lake and only a hint of light pollution, the Milky Way was shining bright over our lake house for the week.” – Nathaniel Polta


“This image taken at the night of April 5th, 2013 in Alaska features many night sky phenomena in one frame. About 2″ / 5cm from the left in the red part of the aurora, the passing Panstarrs comet is visible with Andromeda galaxy. The aurora borealis put on a pretty show while photographing it on a cold but very clear night, so the details of milky way came out nice. There are also two shooting stars streaking across the frame at the top. I thought this was a pretty unique combination of the night sky phenomena in one frame. This is a single shot at ISO6400. I left the colors in the sky untouched after choosing the most appropriate white balance in ACR.” – Jussi Ruottinen

“A van with Northern Lights.” – Pete Wongkongkathep


“Here is a 14-photo panoramic showing the winter milky way arching over an old windmill found in Paulden, Arizona. There are quite a few sky objects photographed to the right too such as Jupiter, Sirius, Orion, and the Pleaides.” – Sean Parker

“The world’s largest collection of optical telescopes is located high above the Sonoran Desert under some of the finest night skies in the world. Kitt Peak, on the Tohono O’odham Reservation 56 miles southwest of Tucson, is home to twenty-four optical and two radio telescopes representing eight astronomical research institutions. Kitt Peak offers some of the clearest skies with minimal light pollution which is why it has been dubbed this part of the state as “The Astronomy Capital of the World.” – Sean Parker

“580 stacked images to create this star trail in the Arizona night sky.” – Don Lawrence


“Experimenting with long exposure, headlamps and light trails in the Ozark National Forest of Arkansas.” – Jeff Rose

“An old church under a starlit sky sits abandoned on a gravel road in northern Arkansas.” – David Downs


“The image was taken on Armour Ranch RD off the 154 Freeway near Santa Ynez, California. This area is completely underrated and unrecognized for stargazing and galaxy watching. Some of the people who live there do not even realize the gems that the sky above them hold come nightfall. The panorama is composed of 12 images taken side by side, with 2 rows of 6. This was done to achieve the very wide perspective that you are seeing in the photograph. The image represents over 180 degrees in our field of vision. Some minor color correction, noise reduction, and contrast have been applied to the photo; no other heavy manipulation or Photoshop has been done to alter this image.” – Michael Shainblum

“It’s the middle of the night at Mono under both faint light painting and distant artificial light sources so it’s very surreal, but that is absolutely the goal here. Mono is a very surreal place and it evokes my artistic experimentation. The waves were churning up this foam a few different times after storms and I managed to get many good shots of it moving around through the Tufa as a foreground. The north end of the Milky Way took a TON of well constructed contrast work to get to appear this bright and still retain good details, and is best to photograph in the early morning at this time of year. 2 exposures of ISO 5000 and 1 minute for the landscape and water and ISO 5000 and one exposure of 30 seconds for the sky, all at f/2.8. The landscape ones were DOF blended a little. The sky was looking due north so I could get away with 30 seconds and extremely little motion, if any.” – Marc Adamus

“I finally had some time to re-process one of my favorite classic Milky Way panoramas taken from the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Its an incredible place with some of the oldest living trees on our planet. The incredibly vivid night sky lit the white rock illuminating the entire landscape, we did not even need to use our headlamps most of the night. It was so much fun to shoot but at the 11,000 foot elevation it was tough to lug gear around the area without having the altitude sickness kick in. Overall it was an incredible experience, there are few things I would rather do then spend a night viewing the galaxy. For technical details, this was a 12 image panorama, no HDR or exposure bracketing. Some added contrast and color correction.” – Michael Shainblum

“Death Valley, California.” – Ali Erturk


“Probably one of my favorite shots from my Modern-Sky series. This shot is done all in camera by zooming your lens in or out. For a 30 second shot, I left it still for a about 5 seconds to get the foreground in focus. I was surprised by the result I got. Shot was then process using +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 and +Nik Photography’s Color Efex Pro 2.” – Toby Harriman

“The Alluvial Fan Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park looked like a great place to shoot a waterfall foreground under starry night skies. So on one of my night photography workshops in August with great conditions, I took my students to the falls. And with our timing at about 3 am, we saw the Milky Way running in an east-west configuration – something that worked especially well in this location.” – Mike Berenson


“I had to walk through the swamps and got mud to my knees, but it’s worth it for the shot. I used a rev ND grad .9” – Dani Diamond


“This is the Reedy Point bridge in Delaware. It’s the eastern most bridge that crosses the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. This shot was from the south side of the canal, looking south. This photo is a composite of 91 shots, each 30 seconds in length. I used Magic Lantern’s intervalometer to automate the 91 photos. The composite was made in Photoshop, and final edits done in Lightroom.” – Wes Bunton


“Milky Way shot from Marineland, FL.” – Craig Hill

“Driving down County-Line Rd at night with town lights in the background – decided to stop the car and capture the scene.” – Frank Delargy

“One of my, now, favorite spots in Cedar Key. It is a spring Milky Way, taken in the first days of March this year. I was in this spot just to take some nice star pictures and try a time-lapse, and while trying to find a good angle, I noticed the Milky Way started to show up. I hope this is a good angle. Either way, I suggest you should visit the place for night photography. Low light pollution, remote, quiet.” – Iulian Popa


“Sunset at Stone Mountain Georgia, USA An amazing geological feature and beautiful state park.” – Andrew Kowalczyk


“At this point I had been sick for the better part of a month and a half. The nastiest cold/sinus infection I could ever remember having was hanging around in my throat, waiting for me to get tired enough to stage a reunion tour. My trip to Hawaii with just a few hours of sleep per day was Lollapalooza to my annoyed mucus membranes. I drifted in and out of sleep as best I could, but a short time later snapped awake choking on my own snot. I couldn’t breathe at all, which got my attention, and when I finally was able to clear my windpipe, I was wide eyed and bushy tailed. A casual glance outside and WHAM! STARS. Trillions of them. Crystal clear skies. “LET’S ROLL” I hollered, and off we went to shoot the galaxy.” – Miles Morgan

“The April 2014 Lunar Eclipse as seen in Honolulu, Hawaii. The weather conditions were far from ideal: intermittent rain and wind (but at least it wasn’t any colder than ~65 F). Me and a team including 3 other photographers battled the elements to stabilize the camera setup enough to get this shot. The orange part of the Moon is in the Earth umbra, where the Sun is completely covered as seen from the Moon. The orange part of the Moon is still lit despite being completely in the Earth’s shadow – it is due to Earth’s atmosphere refracting (bending) the sunlight around the Earth. When Earth’s atmosphere scatters off more blue light than red light, the red colored light becomes more dominant and produces the orange cast (just like at sunset), whereas the part that isn’t colored hasn’t entered the umbra yet (called the penumbra).” – Jason Chu


“Lightning storm over Twin Falls, Idaho. This was an amazing show of nature! This was one of the best lighting shows I have seen in Idaho.” – Lisa Kidd

“This is one of the images I made on our night of camping in the City of Rocks National Reserve. This place was amazing. I’ve never seen brighter skies, a milky way that just popped out of the sky, or so many meteors. There was no moon, and it was terrifying dark. Miles from anywhere and no light pollution.” – Zach Hayes


“Amazing how many fireflies can come out in the middle of the night.” – Warne Riker


“This scene was photographed in Vevay, Indiana. This is a composite image created from 2 photos (1 for the sky, 1 for the foreground) taken during a static timelapse. The bright light going across the right side was created by me driving my 4wheeler down the field during the exposure. If you look closely, you can see a few fireflies in front of the most distant trees.” – Zak Michaels



“It was a rare night in Kansas. Clear, hot and not a breath of air. Nothing stirred at all. The water was like a mirror. You could see structure in the Milky Way’s reflection naked eye. What an Amazing night. I captured this 20 frame panorama. It’s no trick; this is exactly how it looked. Even the fish held still. Color enhanced, saturated a bit but basically 25 sec shots stitched together for your enjoyment. Taken about 75 miles south of Kansas City the skies can be very good and this was one of those nights.” – David Lane


“Sitting alone in an open field as the fog descended upon me. The field was alive with thousands of fireflies. It was an awe inspiring experience to be a part of. I just need to travel some to leave the light pollution behind, far behind!” – Patrick Kulwicki


“Sunset in Louisiana.” – Carey Chen

“Spotted this fisherman taking in the beauty of the sunset over Lake Kincaid near Alexandria, Louisiana.” – Steven Blackmon


“This is a 9 shot panorama covering 180 degrees of sky view from North (left) to South (right) while looking East. Featuring the Spring arc of our Milky Way galaxy, this was photographed at Unity Pond, Maine along the unused train tracks. There is a bit of green airglow in the sky and the orange hue on the horizon is light pollution. This image was processed through Lightroom 5 & Photoshop CS5 and stitched together via PTGui.”- Mike Taylor

“October 4, 2013, 12:48 AM. The orange glow is light pollution from the dam at the east outlet of Moosehead Lake into the Kennebec River. The lights are sort of a yellow/amber color and I shifted the white balance and tint in Lightroom to make it more orange like a sunset. With a little saturation and vibrance boost as well it turns the sky into a beautiful magenta/purple fading into blue. This is a composite of two photos: the sky was shot at ISO 3200 and a 30 second exposure, the ground at ISO 1600 and a 4 minute exposure, plus long exposure noise reduction. Both were shot with a Nikon D700 and 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ 14mm and f/2.8. A little bit of artistic star bling was added with StarSpikes Pro to make them pop.” – Aaron Priest

“The Northern section of the Milky Way shines behind the “shadow rays” coming from the astragals in the tower cap of Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, Maine. Our nearest galaxy neighbor Andromeda is visible on the right.”- Mike Taylor


“Yesterday evening’s brilliant-beyond-words sunset! So happy I caught it just at the right moment!” – Tania Chatterjee

“The Milky Way makes a dramatic background for a windmill in the still of the night. This image is a composite of a windmill in Maryland and the Milky Way as it was captured on Maine’s Bold Coast, processed through Lightroom 5 & Photoshop CS5.” – Mike Taylor

“This was a composite of about 300 shots, each 30 second exposures. The farm land is in Maryland, at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, and the moon was in the new phase, so the skies were very dark.” – Wes Bunton


“Salt Pond is located on Cape Cod, in Eastham, Massachusetts. This image was made on a moonless evening as the Milky Way rose in the southeast.” – Michael Blanchette


“Beautiful starry night at Tahquamenon Falls Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.” – John McCormick

“Aurora Borealis over Lake Superior. Took this on a perfect crystal clear night in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.” – Andrew Gacom


“Perseid meteor shower . Norwegian Bay, Lake Vermilion.” – Craig Voth


“Milky Way as seen from Mississippi wtih Venus and the moon.” – Ben Cavazos

“Old iron bride, close to the house down on the river. 50 images at 30 sec shutter for the stars, and 1 image at 30 sec, light painted bridge with cheap flashlight. processed in Camera Raw and layered in Photoshop.” – Ken Thomann


“Taken 4-21-13 on family farm. These two meteorites fell within a second of each other. I’m guessing the faint line along with them is a jet trail. Single photo, star filter added in post, exposure, saturation, noise reduction, various other small tweaks to bring out the stars.” – Adam Gerdes


“Aurora Borealis in Montana at Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park.” – Rick Huntsman

“Pristine alpine streams converge in Logan Pass under the light of a nearly full moon to form the Triple Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana.” – Alex Filatov


“This shot was taken in Crescent Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Nebraska. I had gotten up super early to go to a bird blind and shoot some Sharp-Tailed Grouse with some friends but they were still getting ready so I set up my camera and snapped this shot. These were the darkest skies that I have ever seen and it was cloudy the day before so I wasn’t expecting to see this. Either way, I was wrong and it was completely clear. It was so dark that some of the detail in the milky way could be seen, something that I have never been able to see. On the left side of the picture, is venus, which luckily was rising, another thing that I didn’t expect. Finally, the blue glow is from the sun which was about an hour and a half from rising.” – Cody Limber

“I spent an extended weekend out at Toadstool Geologic Park in far northwestern Nebraska. It’s a pretty cool place similar to the badlands of South Dakota but with more small-scale geologic features. I’ve been wanting to visit there for the past two years since it’s so infrequently photographed…just about every good photo you take there would be relatively unique! The Perseids Meteor shower this weekend gave me a great excuse. This photo is a composite of several photographs with only the brighter meteors of about a 2 hour stretch visible on most of them. The foreground is one of the namesake toadstools lit by reflected light from my LED flashlight. While most of these composite images choose to look north towards the radiant during the Perseids, I pointed my camera southwest to capture the Milky Way with the meteors.” – Brett Nickeson


“All from one shot, and some tricky lighting.” – Nixon Smith

“Starry night sky over historic Ward Charcoal Ovens near Ely, Nevada USA. In this single exposure, the ovens were lit on the outside by a single Coleman-type camp lantern placed 210 feet (64 m) to the right of these 137-year old stone structures. Filtered lights were also placed in each of the six ovens to simulate a functioning, 1876 oven.” – Royce’s NightScapes

“Ghost sculptures at the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada at twilight.” – Mike Mezeul II

New Hampshire

“Have you ever witnessed a moon dog before? A moon dog or a paraselene is a rare phenomena formed in a similar fashion to a moon halo. Bright moonlight refracting through high atmospheric clouds, particularly cirrus and cirrostratus clouds, form these halos and moon dog(s). They generally form at 22 degrees around the moon. This image was pulled from a static time lapse as the moon set over a pond in Thornton, New Hampshire on Wednesday night.” – Christopher Georgia

“On the night of December 27, 2013, Chris Georgia, Garrett Evans, and I hiked up Artist’s Bluff in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire. What a view! Straight ahead is Echo Lake, to the right are the ski slopes of Cannon Mountain (they were grooming the trails), and to the left is Internet 93 snaking its way through Franconia Notch. Overhead, Orion, the Milky Way, Jupiter, and the Beehive Cluster can be seen peeking through the fast moving clouds. Technical details: shot with a Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod with leveling base, Panoneed robotic head, Promote Control, Nikon D700, & Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 2500, and 5 exposures of 1.7 EV steps from 0.3 to 30 seconds. The sphere is stitched from 13 positions of 5 exposures plus an extra bracket of me standing by the rock for a total of 70 images. RAW conversion, noise reduction, and sharpening to 16-bit TIFFs was done with Lightroom, exposure fusion with Photomatix Pro, stitched with PTGui Pro, and blended with a combination of PTGui, Enblend, and Photoshop layers by hand (particularly the moving clouds).” – Aaron Priest

New Jersey

“Sea Isle City, New Jersey. Above a cold Sea Isle City beach, the Milky Way shines brightly in the late hours of the night. I may not live somewhere with dark skies and I may have to drive for hours to get somewhere I can see the Milky Way, but moments like this make each second of the drive worth it. As I adjust my settings and try to perfectly align all of the elements, I slow myself down and take those 20 to 30 seconds during each exposure and enjoy what’s in front of me.” – Jack Fusco

“Belmar, New Jersey. A sporadic meteor slices the blue drapes of night over the Atlantic Ocean.” – Chase Schiefer

New Mexico

“I wanted to go out early this morning and photograph the Milky Way but cloudy, overcast skies changed those plans. Instead I went through some old photos. I took this nearly two years ago but re-edited the shot with softer, less vibrant toning and removed much of the fisheye effect. The campfire is largely exaggerated by the long exposure and perhaps by the armful of pine needles I threw on the fire to make it flare up.” – Knate Myers

“I took this photo around 4:00 AM on an incredibly clear and quiet night at the VLA in New Mexico. It’s a fantastic place to see the Milky Way because of it’s lack of light pollution and high altitude. I stood behind my camera during this 30 second exposure and lit up the radio antenna with my ipod touch. I spent the rest of the night looking up and wondering at the heavens. Note the shooting star directly above the radio dish.”- Knate Myers

“Another photo from one of my most favorite places to be on a clear, moonless night.
Single 25 second exposure.” – Knate Myers

New York

“Hudson River.” – Sam Yee

“The Milky Way from the summit of Owl’s Head Mountain in NY’s Adirondack Mountains.” – Norman Lathrop

North Carolina

“Startrails of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina’s Outerbanks. A composite image of 97 different 30s exposures.” – Patrick Connelly

“The milky white ocean swirls into a little pool reflecting the light from the stars above [Kure Beach].” – Alistair Nicol

North Dakota

“Bismarck, ND.” – Marshall Lipp


“Selfie whilst looking for meteors the other night.” – Zach Bright

“Shooting stars at night has got to be one of the scariest thing I’ve done. I hiked the woods in the pitch black with Zachary Bright till we came across this shack and spent an hour taking this photo. Coyotes howling and all. This is 10x 5 minute exposures combined. The stars are always spinning in the sky at night (never knew this till the other day), its very slow so your eyes don’t see it but a 50 minute exposure captures it.” – Dani Diamond


“A shooting star streaks overhead of a distant thunderstorm with the milky way in the background.” – Joshua Stephen


“I’ve been wanting to get up to Lost Lake to shoot the Milky Way for a while now. After a few failed attempts in the past with clouds covering the sky I finally got a few shots I liked this past weekend. There were intermittent clouds, so I waited and waited and waited until the Mount Hood ( approx 11,000 feet ) and the Milky Way were visible to click off my shutter. In this photo I really wanted to convey the soft light and color tones that the stars leave on the water and surrounding landscapes when there is not much ambient city light to ruin the scene. After standing there long enough, and letting your eyes adjust, the stars twinkle brightly in the water.” – Dave Morrow

“In a remote section of the rim around Crater Lake a passing storm reveals the moon light beaming down on Wizard Island as lightning strikes in the distance. Driving 4.5 hours across the state to arrive for sunset, it was nowhere to be found, as the storm was directly overhead during. Lightning WAS striking, just in every possible direction…including right on top of where I was. I stayed in my car figuring my chances for a shot were just not there. About an hour after sunset, the storm was clearing, and some really nice moon light started hitting the lake through the breaking clouds. The lightning was still going off in the distance, so I hightailed up and over the ridge to this slightly remote section of the lake that I had scouted out before. I’m glad the 4.5 hour drive was worth it! This is a combination of several exposures to collect all of the elements in order to render this scene as I remember it looking to my eye. The clouds were on the move at a quick pace, so one shot was to capture the moonlight shining down on the lake like this. Capturing the lightning itself took another exposure that was solely dedicated to getting a strike properly exposed. And then another couple of exposures for getting the rest of the scene properly exposed/focused. Thanks to my facebook bro/sis-togs for beating me up on this and keeping things in check. What you are looking at here is the 4th processing attempt I made with it. It was a pretty difficult process. I almost gave up! But am really glad I didn’t because I am so happy with it.” – Ted Gore


“Taken at Cherry Springs State Park, PA.” – Jiang Ming

“It’s been a long dormant dream to capture the milky way in all its glory. Indeed a sight that no human should lack witnessing at least once, this was taken near Cherry Springs Dark Sky park in Pennsylvania. One exposure for the sky at 30 seconds and high ISO, and another at 301 seconds and low ISO for foreground.” – Zach Bright

Rhode Island

South Carolina

“I reached the beach early and I couldn’t believe the dark skies that unfolded as my eyes adjusted. It was just incredible! This is a 5 image panorama captured at Botany Bay plantation. The glow is downtown Charleston, and Folly Beach.” – Alistair Nicol

“A cold clear night as the Milky Way envelopes a rising Venus.” – Alistair Nicol

South Dakota

“Milky Way stars shine bright over the Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA.” – Aaron J. Groen

“”Farming the Rift III” —- Milky Way, Stars and Airglow shine bright on a dark South Dakota night over this old John Deere tractor. Tractor is illuminated using a flashlight and the greenish waves of color in the sky are known as airglow, which was very visible on this particular night.” – Aaron J. Groen


“South Holston Lake.” – Greg Booher


“I was chasing eastern New Mexico and western Texas on June 12th, 2012. This very photogenic supercell developed near the state border and as I decided to stay a bit more distant, the shining Milky Way above it made the scene simply stunning. Lightning illuminated the tlited updraft tower of its nicely striated mesocyclone.” – Marko Korošec

“A cloud-to-ground lightning bolt strikes over Albany, Texas as the Milky Way shines above.” – Mike Mezeul II

“The McDonald observatory is composed of 9.2m HET, 2.7m Harlan J Smith telescope, 2.1m Otto Struve telescope and a lot of small telescopes. During our observation, took several hundreds 30sec pictures for star trail shot toward 2.7m Harlan J Smith telescope. At that time, the observer of 2.7m observe only M31. Thus, the dome doesn’t move during the exposure of picture.” – Dohyeong Kim


“Monument Valley is what’s pictured above, it is one of my favorite places that I’ve been too. I also shot at night after the stars came out. This is my first attempt at any astrophotography or star trails. What you’re seeing here is basically a time lapse – the movement of the Earth in relation to the stars over the course of 4-5 hours. As the Earth rotates, the stars show up in a different part of the sky. If you’re just standing there looking you won’t really notice the movement. If you take a picture every 30 seconds or so then combine them all together, you can definitely see it! I read up about it online before I tried and stalked the blogs of some other photographers who I’d seen do it and do it well. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out but there’s always things to tweak for next time, both in the setup and the processing afterwards.” – David Gaiz

“First time taking star pictures and it’s at Monument Valley.” – Hannah Jor

“In life, there are a lot of places where we can see a balance. There’s a balance between artificial and natural lighting and another one between day and night. But then on another level, there’s a balance of life between humanity and nature. And then there’s the balance between our planet earth and all the external forces that affect it. For me, it’s all a delicate balance that I love to show off in my photography. This image was captured at the beginning of twilight (before sunrise) from Delicate Arch during one of my night photography workshops in Arches National Park.” – Mike Berenson


“Every once in a wile you take a photo the truly resonates with you. That sticks out in your mind as you are taking it and later as your processing it as being special. It does not happen every time I go out but it when it does happen its really special. the below image is 5 vertically shot images stitched together to create one large panorama. In this image you can see the totality of the auroral oval on the night of Oct. 2nd during a 7+Kp geomagnetic storm caused by a solar flare. There is no trick photography here and the colors this night were truly this vivid (the colors are not always so clear) when viewed that night.” – Brian Drourr

“Sometimes all it takes is a little perspective. There we were all along at almost 4000′ atop Jay Peak Resort? sun setting, stars coming out skies darkening. At that moment in time I would be willing to bet there were only a handful of people in the entire state of Vermont who had a better view then we did. The the it got dark enough for the Milky Way to be visible and all that changed. Clearly we were the some being looked don on from far away stars in far away galaxy’s. We see our selves as being so big and powerful, being in control and eminent but that all changes when you put it all into perspective of that we know vs. what we do not know. spend a few nights under the stars all alone away from the “real world” and you begin to see things in a different light. This is a 9 shot panorama Stitched in Ps CC and edited in Lr4.” – Brian Drourr


“Part of the Milky Way, bending over Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA.” – John Messner

“Milky Way at Shenandoah National Park.” – Yue Xu


“The Milky Way and millions of other stars above Mt St. Helens and a field of summer wildflowers. Mt St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington, June 2013. I really enjoyed this particular evening in the mountains. Watching the stars and clouds move over the mountain while listening to the coyotes howling in the valley below was an incredible experience!” – Scott Smorra

West Virginia

“The stars are beautiful out here with no light pollution. This is a series of 30 second exposures stacked. The bonfire did a good job of lighting the trees and cabin. The green dots and streaks you see are thousands of lightning bugs.” – Ian Sbalcio


“HD Version of the Epic Anvil Crawler capture with strong Storms that Affected SouthEastern Wisconsin. This view was taken from Hartford Airport looking back Southeast at Holy Hill.” – Jake Stehli


“Milky Way over Lower Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone National Park. After setting up for this shot, I waited another hour for the Milky Way to rotate closer to the falls and get a better alignment. During the time exposure, I light painted the falls and the canyon with a large studio strobe. Planning, calculations, and building lighting equipment for this shot took almost two months.” – Royce’s NightScapes

“This is a multiple exposure of the Grand Tetons with a pre-dawn glow, light painting, and the Milky Way above. A long exposure for the sky and stars, a second exposure with light painting, and a third exposure of the first light bathing the Moutain tops. All taken hours apart. Below you can see the snake river twisting through the scene. Some distant smoke and fog layers the hillside and mountain bases.” – Matt Anderson

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