Milky Way over Ushuaia Field

Milky Way in Usuaia

Crouching down to block the 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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