Keenan Sultanik

About 1am, I and some other photographers set out on a hike from our campsite along the Kern River in California at the base of the Sierras. This 20-second exposure captures the visible Milkyway over a pine tree acting as a foreground to connect the image to the earth. Editing was achieved through combined use of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop to process the noise and to develop and build the color and contrast.