15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Black Hills Gold

I was backcountry camping in the Black Hills for the first time ever and one of the spots I was most excited to visit was the Cathedral Spires along the Needles Highway. After consulting an app on my phone I saw that the Milky Way would pass behind the spires around midnight and had to capture the shot. It was a bit colder than expected!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Keystone, South Dakota, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Erik Fremstad