My Very First Milky Way Photos

And other fun stuff

Composite of the Milky Way over Death Valley

A lot of planning went into this. I scheduled a trip out west around the new moon — when the sky is the darkest — with the intention of capturing the Milky Way. Beginning weeks beforehand, I researched what equipment I needed, and how to take the photos.

First, I bought the equipment. I read articles, watched YouTube videos, and talked with friends to…



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Linda Horton

Born a photographer, but prone to writing haiku on public transportation, or baking things. Death Doula in training.