17-Hours Does Yosemite!
Yes, another short trip up north to Yosemite Valley. It was another last minute decision to take the 5 hours drive into Yosemite Valley to catch some Milky-Way awesomeness. Of course this trip did not contain an once of sleep between the two of us, just hunkering down on top of Glacier Point for the whole night.
The moonless night made for some pretty dark skies and even colder temperatures. The only light we had that night was a distant lightening storm that was attacking some mountains in the surrounding valleys.
This image was one of my last of the night (sunrise). I was about done from the long and cold night, but as soon as the morning light began to fill the valley, I had a second wind.
As for all these panoramas, they are always a choir to process. It began as 154 exposures of 22 campaigns of 7. While doing this, I had to move quickly since the light was changing during my pan. After all of that, I just let a poor Drobo moan as I began to merge.
Glacier Point is now open, so you all should head on up there one morning.