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A moonless night in Yosemite

L.A. Times Reader Photo of the Day: Stargazing in Yosemite

Back in November, Kevin Alvarez and his friends took a trip to Yosemite, where a moonless night provided the perfect conditions for stargazing and star photography.

"It really [was] magical," Alvarez said. "And you can see the Milky Way perfectly during certain parts of the night."

He decided he wanted to capture a photo of a stretch of the galaxy. While adjusting his equipment, a car passed by. That gave him an idea.

"I climbed this huge boulder to get a higher look of the road and get the Milky Way in" the frame.

He waited for a car to pass by. "And BAM, the picture was made."

Alvarez used a Nikon d3200 and Rokinon 14 mm lens, with a 25-second shutter speed.

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