The Milky Way and Galactic Centre (right) and Mars (at left, near its brightest for 2018), over the Bow River and Bow Valley, looking south and west to Storm Mountain and the Vermilion Pass area of the Continental Divide in Banff National Park, Alberta. Saturn is amid the Milky Way at right. <br />
<br />
This was July 15, 2018. The lights at left are from the Castle Mountain interchange at Highway 1 and 93.<br />
<br />
This is a stack of 8 exposures, mean combined to smooth noise, for the ground and one exposure, untracked, for the sky. All 30 seconds at f/2.8 with the 24mm Sigma lens, and Nikon D750 at ISO 6400. The frames were taken as part of a time-lapse sequence. <br />
<br />
Dynamic Contrast filter from ON1 applied to the ground, and Soft and Airy filter from Luminar applied to the sky for a soft Orton effect.


Searchable keywords

Find the right images by checking multiple keywords below:

  • Alberta
  • Banff National Park
  • Bow River
  • Bow Valley Parkway
  • Mars
  • Master Dark
  • Milky Way
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Saturn
  • Skies
  • Storm Mountain
  • astro photography
  • astronomical
  • astronomy
  • biome
  • boreal
  • boreal forest
  • conifer trees
  • coniferous forest
  • coniferous trees
  • continental divide
  • dark frame example
  • demo
  • evergreen
  • evergreen forest
  • forest
  • horizontal
  • horizontal format
  • landscape
  • light pollution
  • nightscape
  • scenery
  • single dark
  • sky
  • sky photography
  • snow forest
  • spruce forest
  • stars
  • taiga
  • tree
  • trees

Image ID: 0273481-VW-ADY

The Milky Way and Mars over Storm Mountain

The Milky Way and Galactic Centre (right) and Mars (at left, near its brightest for 2018), over the Bow River and Bow Valley, looking south and west to Storm Mountain and the Vermilion Pass area of the Continental Divide in Banff National Park, Alberta. Saturn is amid the Milky Way at right.

This was July 15, 2018. The lights at left are from the Castle Mountain interchange at Highway 1 and 93.

This is a stack of 8 exposures, mean combined to smooth noise, for the ground and one exposure, untracked, for the sky. All 30 seconds at f/2.8 with the 24mm Sigma lens, and Nikon D750 at ISO 6400. The frames were taken as part of a time-lapse sequence.

Dynamic Contrast filter from ON1 applied to the ground, and Soft and Airy filter from Luminar applied to the sky for a soft Orton effect.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / VWPics / Alan Dyer

Image dimensions: 5400x3605