#102 Camping under the Milky Way
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kosin
Registered: Jun 24, 2007
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Country: United States

One of my first attempts at photographing Milky Way...



Krosavcheg
Registered: Apr 10, 2006
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Beautiful shot!!



yellowducky
Registered: Sep 18, 2005
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Country: China

I am hoping 'one of my first shots'.....that night!

I have taken a lot of shots of the Milky Way at night and I have not got a single one that could touch that, let alone one of my first which probably would have been a black frame.

Nice work.



Klaus Priebe
Registered: Aug 28, 2007
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Nice shot. I didn't realize that the Milky Way was this high in sky in October. Looks more like a July or August shot of it.



charlie124
Registered: Apr 22, 2008
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beautiful shot, i love the composition!



robertjm
Registered: Mar 21, 2002
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Guess it depends on which part of the World the photographer took the picture, eh?

Klaus Priebe wrote:
Nice shot. I didn't realize that the Milky Way was this high in sky in October. Looks more like a July or August shot of it.



cannpope
Registered: Oct 19, 2012
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Looks like it could be on the cover of an outdoors magazine!



kosin
Registered: Jun 24, 2007
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Country: United States

Thank you all for kind comments and votes!

Klaus, this shot was taken on my recent trip to Southwest (early October). The richest part of the Milky Way was visible only for about 2 hours after the sunset (camera was set to EST). Since this was my first time seeing this part of the Milky Way, I assume that during the summer it is much higher...



Lunchb0x8
Registered: Nov 20, 2012
Total Posts: 141
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That is a gorgeous shot, may I ask what equipment and settings you used?

I am always trying to find out better ways to take nice night shots.

Also, first post.



seren
Registered: Feb 10, 2006
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Country: United Kingdom

This is a stunning shot. Looks like a National Geographic page.



AaronNegro
Registered: Apr 08, 2008
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saw it in the main page and I had to come to give you my wow.

Hats off Kosin, I would hang it to my my wall in a minute if you sent me the full sized image.



Ralph Conway
Registered: Jul 31, 2008
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Me too.

Thank you
Ralph



tennclay
Registered: Jul 02, 2002
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This looks VERY nice, would mind telling if is 2 or 3 shots combined? IOW, were you able to get the clouds and foreground in a single exposure and then add the astro? Or are they separate layers.




vladik1980
Registered: Mar 21, 2006
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Gorgeous shot indeed!



Jamesbjenkins
Registered: Mar 23, 2012
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Holy cow. Just the thumbnail of this image had me clicking to come congratulate.

Truly excellent shot.

Is this a composite? I can't tell any other way for you to so perfectly nail the exposure on the tent and get the long shutter for the sky...



tennclay
Registered: Jul 02, 2002
Total Posts: 2281
Country: United States

Jamesbjenkins wrote:
Holy cow. Just the thumbnail of this image had me clicking to come congratulate.

Truly excellent shot.

Is this a composite? I can't tell any other way for you to so perfectly nail the exposure on the tent and get the long shutter for the sky...


Of course it has to be a composite.



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
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Well Done...



childan
Registered: Mar 16, 2014
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Very cool shot. I have yet to shoot the stars but one day I hope to and hope that I can get close to your quality. Beautiful.



sdgnh
Registered: Nov 27, 2009
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Country: United States

Stunning image!
Nancy