Spending Labor Day weekends in the Eastern Sierras is always a great time. Getting away from all the crowds at the beach and soaking in the late summer weather before fall brings colder temperatures makes this a special time of the year.


As I was driving back home, hoping to avoid traffic on US395, I found myself amongst all the other weekend travelers trying to get home early. Not wanting to spend time with them, I decided to stay another night and camp with no one else around.


The weather was perfect for a Milky Way shot, so I spend the rest of the day scouting a great direction and location to compliment the stunning galaxy I had witness the night before. Since it was still the end of summer, I had to wait till after midnight for the ambient light to dissipate and the skies to be ultra-dark. As the Milky Way moved into the perfect position I started to gently light the rock formation in the foreground with my flashlight to get the perfect balanced of light and shadow, creating one of my favorite images during one of my favorite times of the year.




Sizes - 16x20, 20x30, 24x36, 30x45, 40x60



Not to exceed 99 total prints

Thirty (30) Artist’s Proofs numbered “x of 30”

Sixty-nine (69) Limited Editions numbered “x of 69”


The Fine Art Landscape Photography of Jaysun McMillin