Several years ago I decided that I wanted to learn how to photograph the Milky Way and started researching the internet to learn how it was done. I purchased a Canon 6D and Rokinon 24mm F1.4 lens to capture the images in higher quality as my standard equipment was not quiet up to the task I was asking of it. Over the years I've traveled to different dark sky locations that were not too far away to make the images below. I shoot all of my Milky Way photos as an single exposure. I use light painting to illuminate my foregrounds when needed. Shooting with this method does require me to process the foreground separately from the sky and then blend the two separate processes together (I use a simple layer mask in PS). My step-daughter and myself. My camping setup. Very dark and clear skies are really nice to find. Is there life out there? I hope you enjoyed these images and as always, if you have any questions feel free to ask.