Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is a marvelous place. Ever since I stepped into a pitch black field and witnessed the Milky Way splashed across the night sky, I was hooked.
Last night, I stayed at Safari West in Santa Rosa, CA. Santa Rosa is far less developed than the peninsula, and Safari West is a few miles away in the mountains. So, this was my best chance in quite some time. Although we were between storms, the night was clear at the moment with plenty of stars. I didn’t see the Milky Way, but that may have been a timing issue.
The location also wasn’t completely dark. I wasn’t penalized for leaving the flashlight in the cabin. Also, the outdoor dining area had a bit of ambient light that illuminated the foreground railing. You can also see a flock of flamingos grouped together on the left.
Nikon D800, AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 800, 14mm, 0 EV, f/2.8, 42.2s