The Milky Way and the Badlands of South Dakota

While chasing we have had a few down days.  So, we made the most of it with a trip to the Badlands two nights running for some astrophotography.  This is the peak time to view and photograph the Milky Way, and I can think of no better place to do that than the amazing Badlands of South Dakota!

Here are two of my favorite shots, the top panoramic I got on Wednesday night, and the bottom shot last night (Thursday night.)

D3s, ISO 3200, 1/30s, 14-24mm, f/2.8.