Working for a photography company has its advantages and when the entire company ends up spending a week in Park City, Utah, I knew I’d get out at least one night to do some photography. Fortunately a few of my co-workers lived in the area and wanted to take several of us to a few lakes to photography the Milky Way.
Ryan, Nick, Dan, Mike, and I drove over to Silver Lake and I came upon this spot on the lake that I knew I would spend the rest of my night at. The clouds looked perfect for a beautiful sunset and I was eager for the sun to dip a bit lower and light up the clouds. In typical mountain photography fashion, the clouds disappeared right before sunset and the sky fizzled to a dull grey. Fortunately, the Salt Lake City light pollution lit up the clouds with a new orange glow during blue hour!
Once the clouds disappeared I had high hopes for capturing a stunning Milky Way in the reflection of the lake. Of course Mama Nature felt like being mischievous and just as the sky got dark enough to see the Milky Way, she blew in a new patch of clouds to cover the sky. If you visit my blog I’ve posted another photo of the Milky Way peaking out from the clouds.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 14-3245mm f/2.8:
17mm, f/2.8, 10 sec, ISO 1000