Milky Way stars over "The Organ" in the Courthouse Towers region of Arches National Park. The Organ has been light painted (aka light painting) with a diffused quartz halogen light, positioned about 1,400 feet (427 m.) from the monolith. The glow on the right horizon is from the moon, which will rise in another 30 minutes. Camera direction is North.
Virtually all my NightScapes are ONE exposure (less than 30 seconds), and with little Photoshop correction --mostly to increase contrast. Watch the NightScape VIDEO – with one Milky Way after another! For more how-to and behind the scenes information, visit my Into The Night Photography blog. You can order PRINTS here. For tips, tutorials, and upcoming workshops about my NightScape photography, subscribe to the Your Photo Vision newsletter.