The mid-summer Milky Way arcs over one of my favorite places in Montana, Beehive Basin. Here, high in the Spanish Peaks Wilderness, I spent most of a clear, August night watching a partial moon set, our amazing galaxy stream through the heavens overhead, listening to coyotes and owls serenade the night, and thinking that this has to be one of the loveliest places on Earth.
This photo combines 59 individual shots, all taken from the exact same place, with moonlight on the foreground. Nothing is superimposed, "drawn" in, or altered in its position. It's taken me nearly six months to complete the editing of this project, but I believe that it was time well spent.
Every nature photographer hopes that they will eventually capture a scene that comes close to doing justice to the beauty that they see in the world. When I look at this, thinking back to the night that I took it, I think, "Yes, that's what I saw."
This is a custom piece of art offered on archival-quality metallic paper, framed in a smooth-finished, authentic Montana reclaimed wood frame, surrounded by a clean, linen mat at 3 inches on all sides, set under museum-grade, anti-glare acrylic.
This image is in the aspect ration of 3:1.8 ie. 30" wide by 18" high. It can be printed in that ratio at sizes up to 80" wide by 48" high without the slightest loss of resolution, and price is dependent upon size. Each piece is given an individual number and signed by the artist and the entire run will not exceed 25 images regardless of size. Contact me for quotes on additional sizes, please.
Shipping will be charged at actual cost depending on destination, and is not included in purchase price. It will be billed upon insured, UPS shipment.
It is also possible to print this image through dye sublimation on aluminum for a modern, frameless look. Please contact me for size requirements and prices.