The Milky Way rising above the Paint Mines Open Space in Calhan, Colorado. This was my first successful attempt at light painting, back in 2015. This is a composite image made from two exposures, one for the Milky Way and a second for the foreground. The rocks in the foreground were light painted with a flashlight to illuminate them and add interest to the image. The Paint Mines Open Space is a wonderful spot in eastern Colorado that's perfect for hiking in the daytime and astrophotography at night. I took this photo with a Canon 70D DSLR camera and a Tokina 11=16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX lens.