I rode out to eastern Oregon during the new moon and camped out by Mann Lake, east of Steens Mountain, one of the least light-polluted places in the U.S. Mann Lake Pano.jpg by David Wood, on Flickr I had the whole place to myself. Well, just me and about a billion mosquitoes. But at 1 in the morning I slathered on the bug juice and crawled out of the tent to shoot these. Mann Lake Milky Way I.jpg by David Wood, on Flickr Mann Lake Milky Way II.jpg by David Wood, on Flickr Mann Lake Camp.jpg by David Wood, on Flickr The lens worked brilliantly, and was easy to focus in the dark. But I was a little disappointed to find that even with shooting using the 500 rule (500 ÷ 21mm = ~25 secs.), I still got some star trails.