Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - Kevin Key Photography - San Diego, California
Milky Way over Jojoba Wash in Anza-Borrego

Milky Way over Jojoba Wash in Anza-Borrego

The Milky Way over some ocotillo and (what I believe are) desert sunflowers and indigo bush in Jojoba Wash in the southern part of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

I shot this at 5:26 AM - about 10 minutes after the subtle first light of day was slowly creeping over the mountain. This twilight provided enough ambient light to illuminate the foreground without washing out the Milky Way.

Shot with a Canon 6D and Sigma 15mm EX DG at 25 sec f/2.8 ISO 4000.

This is a single frame from a time lapse I shot here. I'll be posting the time lapse video in the near future.