Reader Photo: Cosmos

Living in L.A., we’re lucky if on a clear night we can see more stars than we can count on our fingers. It’s easy to forget the immensity of the night sky when you’re drowned in the vastness of the city.

Matt McKown puts all this in perspective, however, with his long (25-second) exposure of stars filling the sky over Duck Lake in Mammoth, capturing thousands of stars and the almost cloudy appearance of the Milky Way. McKown also used an aperture of f/2.0 and ISO of 3200 to make the image.

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