- Posted August 14, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your views of space and stars
Milky Way over Colter Bay
My family and I took a 10 day vacation to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. On one of the last nights there, I was able to capture some really good shots of the Milky Way rising over Colter Bay on Jackson Lake in western Wyoming. There is very little light pollution here from big cities so I had really been looking forward to this opportunity and it did not disappoint. You could actually see the Milky Way with the naked eye.
I shot these with my Nikon D7000 and 2 different lens set ups (Tokina 11-16 f2.8 and Nikkor 24-85 f2.8) mounted on a Manfrotto tripod and using a remote to trigger the shots. Most of these were 10-15 second exposures.