We spent a frigid evening beneath Prusik Peak in the Enchantments waiting for twilight to fade and the Milky Way to become visible. We were fortunate that the axis of the galaxy happened to align perfectly with the peak. I decided to take two images vertically to take in the entire scene from the reflecting pool all the way to the apex of the sky overhead. The several hundred foot scramble in the dark back down to camp warmed us up. We climbed into our down bags exhilarated by such a grand night adventure.

Canon 5DMKIII, 16-35mm. Sky settings were 15 seconds at f/2.8 ISO 2500 after "astro dark". I also made two exposures for the landscape, one near the end of civil twilight and another at the beginning of astronomical darkness.

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