And now for something completely different. Thanks to Borrowlenses.com I made use of Canon’s new 8-15mm zoom fisheye lens. In some weird way I really fell in love with the 8mm focal length that has 180º field of view.
What you’re seeing in this photo is a view straight up. Within the circle is every star in the sky visible at this one moment and the band of stars seen from the upper left corner down to the lower right corner is the visible arm of the Milky Way. Looking at the center of the circle and then slightly up and to the right is Jupiter. The uneven edges of the circle is the silhouette of the mountains surrounding the dry lake bed I was standing on. With a 180º view, the edge of the entire valley could be seen.
If you think this is cool just wait. I have a time-lapse of this view in the oven.
[tags]Death Valley National Park, California, national park, Death Valley, Milky Way, fine art, stock picture[/tags]