This photo captures a 44 minute time span on the evening of Sunday, September 10, 2017. The star trails make it obvious that some amount of time passed. Also visible in the photo were other events during that 44 minutes including the LifeFlight helicopter coming in to land at one of the hospitals and fireworks along the riverfront. There was also an Iridium flare created when the sun reflected off of the Iridium 31 satellite’s solar panel.
I love the timeless feel of black and white in this image of the Green River appearing to flow into the Milky Way taken during our visit to Dinosaur National Monument. Scouting the park during the day revealed this overlook location looking south over the sweeping ‘S’ curve. Apps on my phone confirmed that the Milky Way would be in the right position over the river from that vantage point.