Sonoran Desert Milky Way

Milky Way over the Sonoran Desert
Time for a bit of summer nighttime photography in the southwestern desert.

Took a trip out past Gates Pass west of Tucson with my friend Derrick, where we set up at a spot we had scouted out previously. Shot at about 12:30am in mid-June, this was a 15 second exposure at f/2.8, ISO 400. Taken with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens. For a trigger, I use the Satechi WTR-A wireless timer shutter release/intervalometer. The only real downside to the Satechi is that the transmitter does not have a power button, so the batteries must be taken out after use in order to avoid battery drain. Otherwise, it’s a solidly built device at about half the price of Canon’s TC-80N3 timer remote controller.

Author: Galen

Combining a lifelong passion for photography with an ever growing fascination with the properties of light, Galen specializes in portrait, fashion, and fine art photography with the goal of producing dynamic, quality images through focused effort and attention to detail.

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