Milky Way from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
So, for the bookend of the photos from our trip, I'll close with some of my favorite (non-family) shots from the trip, the Milky Way from Desert View Watchtower. These shots were taken around 1am Tuesday, June 11. Although it was a bit cloudy, the views were just amazing, with the Milky Way very visible to the naked eye.
This is probably my favorite image from the trip, a 4 shot panorama capturing most of the Milky Way. It was a bit cloudier than I would have preferred, but the shot worked out rather well.
The lights on the horizon are most likely from Tuba City, about 33 miles away. They sort of give the little mesa a crown of lights. The Moon is bright in the sky behind the camera, hence the brightly lit canyon walls (and the shadows).
Details: ISO2500, 20-seconds, f2.8 with a Canon 5D4.