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Our trip leader, Aziz, suggested we move our beds out of our tents and sleep under the stars on our nights in the Sahara Desert. I have to say this was the first time I ever really saw the beauty and enormity of the Milky Way in person. It was spectacular and was truly one of the best experiences of the trip for us.
I knew we would be seeing the Milky Way while we were going to be in the Sahara, so I came prepared by taking my lightweight, MeFoto “RoadTrip” Travel Tripod. It was easy to pack into my duffle suitcase and I also used an iPhone App – special cable combination from TriggerTrap to control the long exposure. The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 6D, EF24-105mm f/4L IS lens, 30 second exposure at f/4.0, ISO 12,800 captured on a Lexar 400x SDXC UHS-1 memory card.