One of the most amazing sights often overlooked on dark nights is the Milky Way. Tired, road weary and focusing on the road ahead its easy for travelers to miss out on the the scene above them at night. On a recent trip to Yosemite National Park I made a conscious effort to stop the car every so often when driving to survey the night sky above me. It wasn’t an easy thing to do due to a good amount of sleep deprivation, but the results sure paid off. Seeing the rising Milky Way is a sure fire way to put life’s challenges in perspective.
In this single exposure, trees in the foreground are lit by the ambient light of my cars headlights. The magical halo around some of the stars is an in-camera trick. Combined I’m fond of how the connection between heavens and Earth came out.