Starry Starry Night - Cindee Reeder Photography

Starry, starry night

Paint your palette blue and gray

Look out on a summer's day

With eyes that know the darkness in my soul

~Don McLean

Starry Starry Night

A view of the Milky Way from the Crimson Trail in Logan Canyon, Cache Valley, Utah pointed toward Garden City, Bear Lake, Utah.
Nikon D600, 24-70 F2.8, F2.8, ISO 3200, 25", 8 frame panaroma

In the twilight of night, I head up the Crimson Trail in Logan Canyon, Utah.  The tools of my trade are upon my back with my fellow photographers.  We navigate the switch back trails while looking down at the increasingly deeper cliffs below, watching our footing as the trail narrows from erosion at the cliffs edge, stumbling over rocks and tree roots jutting out to claim another hiker, yet knowing at 1:00 a.m. we'll only have a headlight to light our path back down.  

Our destination is a flat rock that seems to cantilever out over the canyon deep to the highway below.  A steady stream of cars snake through on there winding way.  We creep to the cliffs edge in the dark, set up our tripods and cameras, then wait for the milky way to emerge.  At almost midnight she arches over the valley displaying her heavenly path creating a…..Starry Starry Night.

Thank you Vincent for your inspiration.

The Valley of Star

The Milky Way rising over Alpine, Star Valley, Wyoming. This was taken from the balcony of our cabin hidden in the trees within the Star Valley Range.

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