It’s Milky Way season. At least that’s what photographer Tiffany Hansen says. From March to October, the Milky Way’s galactic core (the brightest part) rises above the horizon making for beautiful starscapes.
“For years I have been interested in astrophotography,” Hansen said. “The idea of capturing in a photograph something that is so far away fascinates me. All the elements to get this photo lined up perfectly this past weekend. When shooting the Milky Way, it is important to have something interesting in the foreground of the photo. Palouse Falls is a wonderful natural scene that adds interest and perspective.
In order to get this photo, I did a 30-second exposure shot at 14mm, f/2.8 and bumped my iso up to 5000. A flood light was used to gently illuminate the falls from a cliff across the canyon.”
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