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Milky Way and Palm Trees In the Wind at Corn Springs
This time lapse video is made from 1086 frames shot with a Canon 6D and Mitakon 35mm f/2 lens at f/2.8 8 sec ISO 3200. For some reason I couldn't fully eliminate the slight flickering seen around the final 25% of this video. Background music is a snippet of "Glow In Space" by Sergey Cheremisinov.
I shot this in temperatures that were around 95° F. This was yet another test of my homemade thermoelectric camera cooling system. While there is still some heat-related noise in this photo, it is much less than it would have been without the cooling system. Shot with a Canon 6D and Mitakon 35mm f/2 lens at f/2.8 8 sec ISO 3200. Palm tree fronds are somewhat blurry due to the wind.
Corn Springs is a palm oasis situated in the Chuckwalla Mountains of the Colorado Desert in Riverside County, California, United States, seventeen miles southeast of Desert Center. Native Americans relied on the springs, and they engraved many petroglyphs on the rocks in the area. In the late 19th century, miners in the area also relied on the springs, and they established the Corn Springs Mining District in 1897.
The springs were used for thousands of years by nomadic Native Americans. The Chemehuevi, Desert Cahuilla and Yuma bands frequented the spring and carved elaborate petroglyphs in the nearby rocks. Some of the oldest rock art is over 10,000 years old. At times, there was enough surface water for gardening by the springs. The Indians also utilized the fruit of the palms.
Early white visitors found feral corn plants in the vicinity, giving the spring its present name.