Milky Way at Cle Elum Lake, WA


X-T2 + Rokinon 12mm—shot at f2, 27s, ISO2000

Took this photograph of the Milky Way arm rising over Cle Elum lake just last night. Couldn’t ask for better weather for it, maybe 68° and clear skies with the new moon. This is a composite of two photos, one exposing for the foreground at 9:30pm, the other of the sky taken at 11:00pm.


How far were you from I90?


This is about half way up the eastern shore of Cle Elum lake, which is about 17 miles from I-90, and about 90 miles from Seattle.


thank you! there is one last chance this year, next week. I’ll give it a try