A starry night over the mountain lake

I really enjoyed sitting out under the stars while capturing photos of the Milky Way last weekend. I was amazed at the number of stars that I was able to see once the moon set and true darkness set in. Here’s a photo of the stars over the Upper Barker Reservoir about 4 a.m.

stars over mountain lake

Canon 60D | 10-22mm lens | 30″ | f/4.5 | ISO 1600 | RAW

I love the streak of light in the photo as well. While I did see two very distinct shooting stars while I was photographing, I don’t think I captured any of them on film. I am pretty confident that the streak of light is a satellite flying overhead. Airplanes usually have a blinking light that shows up when photographed, and that streak of light doesn’t have that.

You can check out another variation of this photo on my Flickr page.

~signed, Carltonaut

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