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Waterton Lakes Milky Way by Ian Barredo

Photo of the Week for August 25, 2017

Waterton Lakes Milky Way by Ian BarredoWhen it comes to photographic vistas, it’s hard to improve on the Rocky Mountains. And yet . . .  Add a dash of Milky Way and the scene becomes even more otherworldly. This striking photo was captured by Ian Barredo while visiting Waterton Lakes National Park, situated in the southwest corner of Alberta, near the U. S. border. Upper Waterton Lake is in the foreground, while the prominent peak on the right side of the frame is Mount Richards, whose summit rises some 1,100 metres above the lakeshore.

Ian combined two images made from the same spot with his Nikon D750 DSLR camera set to ISO800 and fitted with a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens. The sky was exposed for 1 minute with the camera on a tracking mount, while the foreground (illuminated by lights from the nearby town of Waterton, Alberta) was recorded with a static, 2-minute exposure.

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One comment on “Waterton Lakes Milky Way by Ian Barredo
  1. Scott Fairbairn says:

    Very nice Ian, Waterton is one of my favourite parks. I was there a few years ago, but never had a clear night!

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