I had 6 shots planned out for my short day trip to Yosemite. It’s only fitting that I share my favorite and most unpredictable. Every one of them was obtainable and in my control except for this one. In order to shoot the Milky Way, I’ve found among many things, you need a clear night (✔️), a good position (✔️), low light pollution (✔️), and a fair bit of luck (✔️). While I was sure the night would be clear and a good location was a definite, light pollution was a concern as the moon was set to be close to a full moon. I was given 10 minutes to capture the best star shot I could get before heading back to our hotel outside of the park. We pulled up to Tunnel view, setup the tripod and I got to shooting. While there are countless shots from this night, I found this angle and setup to be the best view of the valley and night sky. To my surprise, the moon off the right in this photo was close enough to the mountain that it was able to hide some of the light pollution and make for a decent exposure. The lowlight performance of my @canonusa 5D Mark IV combined with the @rokinon 14mm f2.8 never seems to fail me. This was captured in one exposure by leaving my shutter open for 30 seconds, f2.8, and iso 1600.