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The Milky Way over Lake Chelan

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Photographing the stars becomes a sort of addiction. You wait for the new moon. You check the cloud cover. You scan maps and websites to find dark spots and you talk with other photographers about ISO and exposure times.

Finding a spot that's dark with a clear view of the sky takes a bit of driving. I was near 25 mile creek at Lake Chelan and thought I would head up to Shady Pass, a high spot between the Chelan Basin and the Entiat Valley. The road was blocked off due to the recent fires. So I headed back to the lake and set my camera up on a sturdy dock made of cement. No camera jitter caused by wave action.

I took a few test shots to determine the best ISO (light gathering ability), leveled out the camera and started firing away.

This panorama is comprised of 11 images shot at an ISO of 3200. Each exposure is 30 seconds. It was stitched together using Photoshop. 

Milky Way over Lake Chelan
11 shots stitched together for panorama