Lovely Astrophoto: Cottonwoods and the Milky Way

Admittedly, I’m partial to Randy Halverson’s night sky photography from South Dakota. Having grown up in neighboring North Dakota myself, Halverson’s images bring back memories of the dark skies that grace the northern plains. But this one is just stunning, not to mention my early childhood home was surrounded by cottonwood trees — towering giants with ample limbs, and one of the few trees that grew well in the harsh prairies of the Dakotas.

Randy said he was trying out some new gear with this image, which is a frame from a timelapse he is shooting (can’t wait!) He used ased a Canon 6D and a Rokinon 24mm F1.4 lens (set at F2), using Emotimo TB3 Black timelapse equipment, shot at ISO 3200 for 20 seconds.

See more of Randy’s work at his Dakotalapse website, or his Facebook page.

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2 Replies to “Lovely Astrophoto: Cottonwoods and the Milky Way”

  1. Thanks for the image Randy, it’s beautiful. Thanks Nancy for bringing this to us. On another note, is there any thought to bringing back the “Where in the Universe” segment? I looked forward to this feature each week.

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