A concept we dreamed up in Winter and had to wait six months for the Milky Way to move into the correct position. The shot is of Helm Glacier and is a 24 image stitch to fit in the entire landscape and show the scale of the Milky Way.
Guilluame and I hiked out by day and explored the glacier, cooked dinner and waited. Around 1am the Milky Way moved into position and G started to climb. Being mid-August, the ice was not in an ideal condition.
I started with the middle row of images so G could come down, and then continued with the top and then bottom rows. The entire image took about 15 minutes to capture.
We spent the rest of the night exploring and taking variations, then after sunrise started the 15 km hike out. A memorable night under the stars with a good friend.