Milky Way, Jones Pass near Henderson Mine, Colorado, USA

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Daniela Brocca on October 6, 2013

Wow, that's fantastic, Rich! Bravo!! Greetings, Daniela

Richard Ryer on October 6, 2013

Greetings Dani, Glad you like the shot. I went up to the Continental Divide on Berthoud Pass and it was a freeway!! There was an unexpected amount of traffic going back and forth as well as cars coming and going in the parking lot. It was difficult to get a shot. I have discovered that the passes and ridges may not be the place to get photographs. There is light pollution everywhere on the horizon. I went over to Jones Pass which is adjacent to Berthoud and was able to get these shots. The light you see comes from the Henderson Mine which is on the base of Jones Pass. It was really pretty there and I didn't get the light pollution from Keystone, Dillon, Frisco and Breckenridge. It was only 20 degrees F and my feet got cold standing in the snow. I may have to get out my boots. Hope all is well with you. It is always nice to here from you. Thanks and have a great week. Cheers, Rich

lizab on October 6, 2013

This is lovely, i could spend hours counting stars!!

Richard Ryer on October 7, 2013

Greetings Lizab, Bring a warm coat, warm hat and thermos of warm drink. It would be very beautiful if you could keep the cold away. I love going out and doing this. It is a new experience every time. Thanks for visiting. Cheers, Rich

m- miyagawa on October 7, 2013

Very beautiful shot. Like

Richard Ryer on October 7, 2013

Greetings M-Miyagawa, Thank you for visiting my gallery and your wonderful comment. I am glad you liked this shot. There was light coming in from the Henderson Mine on the left, about 1/2 mile away. I used my headlamp to illuminate the trees in the foreground. It took me about 15 minutes to get the shot I wanted. That was about the time my feet got really cold!! But it was fun being out. Thanks again for your visit. I hope you are well and have a great week. Cheers, Rich

Bruce MacIver on October 7, 2013

Wow . . . nice job capturing this snowy Milky Way shot Richard . . . well liked!

Greetings from California, Bruce

Richard Ryer on October 7, 2013

Good Morning Bruce, Thanks for the visit and comment. It was a fun evening out in the crisp air. It was nice to have a brilliant clear night. Cheers. Rich

Thor Ostensen on October 7, 2013

And there were bunch of stars ! :) Like ! :)

Richard Ryer on October 7, 2013

Yes there are. The rockets disguised by trees are poised for lift of to explore the stars above. Thanks for your visit and comment. Cheers, Rich

GasGasL€X on October 7, 2013

That is a breathtaking sight Rich, awesome celestial photos again.,,

Richard Ryer on October 8, 2013

Greetings GasGas, Thanks for the visit and wonderful comments. Glad you like them. Cheers, Rich

singing geo on October 8, 2013

That's a great one Rich. The stars look like snow!

Brigitte Uras on October 8, 2013

magnifique cette photo ! superbe ! like brigitte

McSky on October 8, 2013

This is fantastic. I like your decision to include the snow covered trees in the foreground. Like.

Best regards,


hamzars on October 9, 2013

this is one heck of a photo Rich! Fav&like

Regards from Istanbul, M.Hamza

Patricia Pato on October 9, 2013

Very nice photo!!!

LIKE!-Greetings,Patricia :)

Liang Cao on October 17, 2013

A great Milky Way photograph and high resolution. Seem to be in a cold climate, the visibility is very high


greetings from china

Richard Ryer on October 17, 2013

Greetings All, Thanks for the visits and the comments. I am glad you like the image. Have a great weekend. Cheers, Rich

Axl Bach on October 21, 2013

Fantastic starry sky shot!! Wow! Not easy to take, is it.

LIKE 13 & FAV 4

Cheers, AXL ;)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 6, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    • Taken on 2013/10/05 09:31:06
    • Exposure: 15.000s
    • Focal Length: 16.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO3200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash