Using an astro-tracker and a very long exposure, I was able to capture the Milky Way in glorious detail within the Bisti Badlands of New Mexico. These ancient hoodoos spoke to me deeply, and the dome of rock in the distance made for an inviting subject to center above the hoodoos below the Milky Way core.
Full disclosure and nerd info - yes, this is a composite... a necessity when using an astro-tracker. I shot a very long exposure for the foreground elements after dusk at ISO 100 and then blended in the tracked Milky Way image which was shot at ISO 2500 for 123 seconds at f/2.8 on my Sony A7RII and the Zeiss Loxia 21 lens. Cheers.
Just a quick reminder - I am still having a 15% off metal print sale through the end of the month! "15waterfall" at check-out ;) Hit me up if you have any questions!