I took a little ride out to the Painted Hills section of the John Day Fossil Beds in central Oregon last weekend, looking to try out the A7 on the Milky Way in a place where there's very little light pollution. But since I got there well before sunset, and there's not much else to do out there... Painted Hills1.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr SEL2470 Painted Hills2.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr Nikon 180mm f/2.8 AI-S ED Painted Hills3.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr Nikon 180mm f/2.8 AI-S ED Painted Hills4.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr Nikon 180mm f/2.8 AI-S ED Painted Hills5.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr Canon FD 20mm f/2.8 Painted Hills6.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr SEL2470 And wouldn't you know it, after sitting there for hours, being eaten alive by mosquitos (I'm a moron and forgot to bring bug juice), clouds started rolling in just as it got good and dark. Milky Way by Holzwerk, on FlickrCanon FD 20mm f/2.8 - 25 sec. exposure Ah well, I still had a great time. And the hills have been there for 7 million years. I figure they'll still be there the next time I try.