Milky Way over Ushuaia Hills



Crouching down to block the 35-40mph gusts and 30 degree temperature is all part of the process. There was no moon to light the ground so I was there in virtual pitch black while I composed the shot. This was a true exercise in pre-visualization.  I knew what I wanted to capture but had to “see” it in my mind due to the sheer darkness.  With the help of a small pocket LED flashlight to lighten the foreground and a long exposure time I was able to capture my shot.  The biggest obstacle was, of course, the wind.  Several shots were ruined by camera movement from the strong gusts before I was lucky to have a relatively calm 30 seconds and the right movement/placement of the clouds for my imagination to become reality.  

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