Milky Way on the Range by Warren Finlay

Photo of the Week for October 6, 2017

Milky Way on the Range by Warren FinlaySome astrophotos are appealing for what they show, others for what they evoke. This image falls into the latter category. Yes, the Milky Way is nicely captured, but what makes the photo interesting to look at is the silhouetted profile of the man wearing a cowboy hat. Who is he? Why is he there? It’s often said that good photos tell a story, and it’s the viewer who gets to decide what that story is.

Warren Finlay of Edmonton, Alberta, photographed this carefully composed scene at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alberta, last July. He used a Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera and a Canon 24-70mm USM zoom lens (set to 24mm and f/2.8) for this single, 30-second exposure at ISO 6400.

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