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Jemez Milky Way


Jemez Milky Way

This is a view looking down San Diego Canyon in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. Years ago, my stepdad worked on the trail and improvements for the overlook of the canyon. So, in honor of stepdad and for my mother, I envisioned this photo from the canyon overlook. I did research to determine when the Milky Way would be lining up with the canyon and the moon would not be up. Luckily the clouds dissipated during the night and I was eventually able to get this shot.

Photographer: David Cooper