The Center Of It All
The galactic core setting over remote eastern Utah. This is literally the center of everything that we know of.
I took advantage of there being a very dark sky area close to where I was staying and spent some time in the early morning hours shooting. I'm lucky that the advancing cloud cover didn't obscure more of the Milky Way.
This area is interesting in that there isn't even a small town for 70 miles in the direction this shot was taken and if you kept going, there aren't any large cities on this trajectory in the whole of North America.