Window, Black Ridge Canyons
Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness, Colorado, 2015
All my camping gear had been packed the week I made this image for a visit to a small but well-known and likely "crowded" (for night photos, anyway) International Dark-Sky Park when I balked. Instead, I made the much shorter drive to this place only to find smoke clouds from a nearby wildfire filling this (and only this!) part of the sky as the Milky Way rose. Fortunately, the clouds moved off after an hour or so, leaving behind a magnificent view through this arch that I framed as a window. Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.