Limber Pine and Milky Way

Limber Pine and Milky Way

This Limber Pine (Pinus Flexilis) was growing in a crack in the granite in Yosemite. As this was my first attempt at photographing the night sky, I was completely stunned by what my camera revealed to me when pointed to the heavens. To the naked eye, for example, you could not detect the bright gassy plumes in the Milky Way, nor the far off glow of the lights of Fresno on the horizon. But my camera could. I was completely enchanted.