Door to Infinity: Milky Way Over Delicate Arch (Arches National Park)

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Gazing up at Delicate Arch feels like peering into the infinite beyond, the magnificent arch acting as a portal for the center of our galaxy and beyond. For this photo, I waited a bit for the Milky Way to drift farther south, then lined it up underneath the arch for this image. I light painted the arch with a small Streamlight LED flashlight to keep the arch from going to silhouette. The Milky Way is easy to see on a moonless night such as this one. Thanks!!!!!!
I hiked up just before sunset, then hiked back in the dark. Everyone asks how hiking back in the dark for 1.5 miles was. It wasn’t bad. And it didn’t feel dangerous because the ledge is wide enough. What was confusing was the slickrock portion. 2 or 3 times, I momentarily lost the trail, lost sight of where the cairns were, and after walking 20 steps or so, would double back and get back on track. If you take your time, don’t panic, and keep your wits about you, hiking back in the dark is not bad. I had been prepared to stay up there all night if necessary, but all went well.Title: Door to Infinity
Photo: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens at 14mm, 20 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 2014-06-25 12:37 am. Light painted with Streamlight LED flashlight.
Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA

Título: Door to Infinity
Foto: Ken Lee Photography
Info: Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED en 14 mm, de 20 segundos, f/2.8, ISO 4000, 25/06/2014 12:37a.m.. Luz pintada con Streamlight linterna LED.
Lugar: Arches National Park, Utah, EE.UU.

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Equipment:  Nikon D610, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens, Feisol tripod.

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