Milky Way over Intersection Rock.
We ended up at Intersection Rock which is a large rock that sits at the intersection of Park Blvd(it runs from 29 Palms to Joshua Tree) and the road to Barker Dam where I shot last month. When we look at the Milky Way, we only see the edges of the galactic core. The center of the galaxy is obscured at least for visible light by a dust lane that called the great rift. Above the great rift(or below in the Southern Hemisphere) is a dark nebula known as the Dark Horse Nebula(you have to look at it sideways. This nebula system has parts know as the Pipe Nebula(the back legs) and the Snake Nebula(front legs and the head) which is by Jupiter in this picture. Again 40 shots @ 15 seconds with light painting on the additional foreground shot augmented by car headlights from Park Blvd.
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