The winter Milky Way (left) and bright star, Vega (center) shine through the fog over Lake McDonald, balancing Comet Lovejoy (right) as it rises above Mt. Brown, in Glacier Park.
Behind the lens.
I spent four below-zero night trying to get this image before the fog, clouds and comet all cooperated. It was minus 9 degrees when I made this image at two o'clock in the morning - without my gloves!
Comet LovejoyLake McDonaldMilky WayVegastarsGlacier National ParkMontanaJohn Ashleywinter