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15 gallons of gas for the trip? About $60. Experiencing the Milky Way in complete desert silence? Priceless.
The Trona Pinnacles were formed when the area was a lake. Far enough away from the light pollution of Ridgecrest, Trona, San Bernardino, Victorville, and other communities, one can see the Milky Way clearly, particularly during the summer.
Title: Milky Way in the Mojave
Photographer: Ken Lee
Info: Nikon D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, 20 second exposure, f/2.8, ISO 2500. 18 July 2013 at 1:32 am.
Location: Trona Pinnacles, Mojave Desert, California, USA
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, Feisol tripod.
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