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    Monoliths tower above a stargazer as a spectacular Milky Way galaxy rotates overhead in Utah's other-worldly Capitol Reef National Park. Technical: Location noted on daytime hike. 30 sec. exp. limit (to keep stars stationary) means working quickly. Tripod on rock slab above, start below & trigger w/remote, light paint 15 sec, run ahead, stop, turn on headlamp (for silhouette) point flashlight at peak & listen for shutter to close (very quiet there!) Return, review, repeat. Time of day 11:53 pm.
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    Image Time: 11:53 PM This monumental picture encapsulates so much about time. We humans are but a small part of the vastness of geologic time, and occupy but a minuscule fragment of the enormous expanse of space. It is a majestic and humbling image.

    Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
    National Geographic Photographers
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Sep 27, 2016
    Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2016
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810
    Focal Length: 26 mm
    Shutter Speed: 30/1 sec
    Aperture: f/5
    ISO: 6400
    Copyright: © John Warner
    Categories: Landscapes, Places, Travel
    Assignments: Resolutions to Travel, Exploring Time, Epic, Off the Beaten Path , Strange Terrains