Rocky Mount Night Sky


Night Sky in the Rocky Mountains

A couple of days into our trip to Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park, on a clear cloudless night, we decided to drive into the park to look at the stars.   Living in Chicago the city lights prevent you from seeing too many  stars, but the Rockies promised to hold more. We were not disappointed.  The park is so dark and driving in late at night seemed very odd.  We were not the only people driving thru the park tho.  While we star gazed there were quite a number of cars that passed us.  You could see them snaking down the mountain as they approached.

This shot was 84 seconds long.  It was a stab in the dark (no pun intended) to know just the right exposure.