Good morning. It’s November 22, and today’s photo showcases our very own Milky Way Galaxy above the red rocks of Utah.
If you’ve ever hiked in Utah, chances are you’ve heard of the Mount Nebo Loop south of Provo. One of the best features along this hike is Devil’s Kitchen, which features pillars and other interesting rock formations. Taylor Thomas snapped this photograph this summer while visiting the popular outdoor area.
“Along this loop is a set of red rock hoodoos that pop out of seemingly nowhere amidst the pine trees,” Thomas told me. “This photo is technically a panoramic stitched together from three pictures, all single exposures taken at almost the same time with the slightest amount of light painting to illuminate the rocks. No other stacking or multiple exposures and I took as minimal touch as possible with editing.”
Thomas deftly captured the beauty of the Earthly rocks contrasted with the Milky Way—as I’m sure you’ll agree.
Today is the last day before the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. After this morning, I’m off for the rest of this week and taking next week off from Ars to work on a book project. Therefore, I’ll put a lens cap on the Daily Telescope until December 5. See you then.
Source: Taylor Thomas
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