When my friend and I found the flowers running late backpacking in the Goats Rock Wilderness in 2020, we decided to pack out one night early and check out lower elevations. I had camped by Mt. Adams two weekends prior and knew that the flowers were on track to possibly be peaking, so we headed south to check that out. We spent our third night camped beside this meadow filled with lupine.
We knew we were likely to have blue skies, but playing with a planisphere decided that the Milky Way would be in play. We set our cameras up a little prior to sunset and shot foreground images while there was still a bit of light. We left our cameras in place, and returned later to shoot the Milky Way.
FUJIFILM X-T30, f/13 @ 10 mm, 1/4, ISO 160, No Flash
© John W. Williams