Ian Norman runs Lonely Speck, a fun how-to website that tries to simplify Milky Way photography. A little over a month ago, he drove out to Joshua Tree National Park, found a good spot to set up camp and woke up at 3:30 a.m. to snap this majestic shot:
This moment was captured with a Canon 6D and Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens set to f/2.0 with a 10-second shutter speed at ISO 3200. Long exposure noise reduction is a little-known option on most DSLRs that can really clean up starry nights when shooting for longer than a few seconds.
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