Night at Parker Lake

June 06, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

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Twenty-Eight miles southwest of Sierra Vista and five miles north of the Mexican border, tucked away in an isolated canyon, exists Parker Lake, an oasis of wonder in the Southern Arizona high desert. Man-made, this citadel of cooling aquamarine liquid surrounded by a verdurous woodland provides a scenic year-round playground for locals and snow-birders alike.

For me, it provided a rare opportunity to capture the Milky Way set against a completely dark sky, along with its reflection, mirrored back on the calm crystal waters. There are not many places in the desert with enough water to capture such an image. I am blessed to have access to this one. I am reasonably sure I will be back here often during the milky way season to study it further.

The world provides a magical vista of natural wonder waiting for us to witness its glory. I am humbled to be chosen as one to capture and share this beauty with others. I remain, devotedly and loyally, His scribe.

Night at Parker Lake
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Shot date: June 5, 2019
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
30.0 sec at f/4.0 Bias:0 EV
Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM
ISO: 6400
Twenty-Eight miles southwest of Sierra Vista and five miles north of the Mexican border, tucked away in an isolated canyon, exists Parker Lake, an oasis of wonder in the Southern Arizona high desert. Man-made, this citadel of cooling aquamarine liquid surrounded by a verdurous woodland provides a scenic year-round playground for locals and snow-birders alike. 

For me, it provided a rare opportunity to capture the Milky Way set against a completely dark sky, along with its reflection, mirrored back on the calm crystal waters. There are not many places in the desert with enough water to capture such an image. I am blessed to have access to this one. I am reasonably sure I will be back here often during the milky way season to study it further. 

The world provides a magical vista of natural wonder waiting for us to witness its glory. I am humbled to be chosen as one to capture and share this beauty with others. I remain, devotedly and loyally, His scribe.  

Night at Parker Lake
©RGallucci Photography
www.rgallucci.com
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Shoot date: June 5, 2019
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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Sky
60.0 sec at f/4.0 Bias:0 EV
Lens: Irix 15mm
ISO: 2500
Five light frames with five dark frames by Starry Landscape Stacker 
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Foreground
30.0 sec at f/4.0 Bias:0 EV
Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM
ISO: 6400
Five images - Mean stacked in Photoshop
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Blended in Photoshop

 


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