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Crown the Frog!

The Crown Prince Frog. The “Frog” as I call this unusual rock formation at White Pocket AZ appears as if the Milky Way is about to crown it with the Antares region. Included in the royal crown is Saturn, Mars and the Rho Ophiuchus region. Its a beautiful sight at night, and this night I lucked out and had the place all to myself. Well apart from a couple very vocal frogs in the area.

The sky was finally clear, not a cloud in sight and only a faint wispy breeze blowing over the hill, just enough to tussle my hair from time to time. I was surprised by the frogs cries as the temperature had dropped to the low 50’s and was continuing to fall.

The breeze was just enough to occasionally shift my now damaged iPano, I had literally fixed it with duct tape and velcro. It had a small amount of play in the rotation gears but at least it would work for the last night of my 11 day trip and the 1st totally clear night. 4,654 miles and one clear night, ouch.

I’ll include a video of the location from a couple days earlier so you can see what I’m talking about when I talk about the Frog. Check for it in the comments. I’d still love to get a group together to learn how to do Milky Way photography and take them to White Pocket. The worlds craziest geological place. It’s so amazing you can’t even understand it. See my daytime pictures from roughly the same place but facing west to get an idea about how cool it is here.

Please  comment! Enjoy everyone!

Technical: Canon 6D, 50mm f/1.8, ISO 6400, 42 images in a 6 x 7 matrix.

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