This image was published as an AAPOD (Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day) on June 30th, 2010.
As I was getting setup for the evening, I took a minute to look at my surrounding and I found the Big Dipper nestled between two trees. I used a flashlight to illuminate and give color to the trees and a bit of the ground.
Location: Wolf Creek State Park, IL
Camera: Canon XSi (Hap Griffin modified)
Lens: Sigma 20mm f/1.8
Mount: Still Tripod
Shot: 1x40 seconds at f/3.5 @ ISO 800