– is it still closed…

Photo Caption: #FBF #FlashbackFriday- is it still closed off from vandalism- does anyone know? - Repost @tracyleephotos: I’ve been wanting to shoot here for quite some time now; even went as far as hiking here in April of last year to scope it out for Milky Way... well, a couple things: 1, it’s not easy to find & 2, once inside even GPS signal seems to not work well.. so this time around I was assuming it would line up like I wanted; thankfully I was right.. —— I had met up with @Ryantoswald on the morning of the 11th day of #TheGreatMilkyWayChase.. he originally was going to head to monument valley but I convinced him otherwise and he joined us on our trek into Canyonlands... We got there around 6 in the evening when it was SLIGHTLY starting to cool off... Even though I knew where to get on trail, I took a short cut following well worn paths, well marked with cairns throughout.. I couldn’t believe how many there were when we cliffed out way too high above the Kiva... when I realized what a disaster the trails were, I made my way towards where I knew the drop in point was, having to back track a ton because of the cliff that we were stuff on top of. —— I have to make a side note; I have no idea where all those cairns came from & am mad at how dangerous it is for people wandering around lost in the hot desert.. can’t believe people put those up as if that’s a real trail... so warning to those who go to visit; make sure to do your research because there is ONE true trail to this sacred place.. —- We shot a beautiful sunset here and then shot some blue hour images before hanging around almost 4 more hours for the MW to line up; this was somewhere around 230am.. we hiked out as blue hour was just starting to lighten up the sky. We walked out NO PROBLEM on the correct trail back. —— I used 3 lumecube.com/160.html (use TRACYLEE for free US Shipping) to light this stacked image and blended in a blue hour image for the background mountains. —— Sky & foreground: 20 images stacked in SLS for NR ISO 6400 F2.8 20 seconds - Background mountains: 5 images stacked in PS ISO 100 F2.8 60 seconds —— @tokinausa 11-20 @ 16 @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DM

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