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.