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Evening Star
2nd PlaceEvening Star
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Evening (Basic Editing)
Collection: Workshop
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: North end of Lake Galena
Date: Aug 3, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 29 sec
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Aug 5, 2008

This was quite an evening for mereorite sightings in fact, one came sailing across the sky overhead not far from us while we were still setting up. I wish we had been able to capture an image of it. Maybe next time.

Postscript: Yes, a meteorite actually passed across the sky not far from us as we were setting up to shoot stars over the lake. It looked like a bright fireball with some red in it, almost like a flare except it was moving across the sky from east to west. There was an article in the paper the next day about the mereorite sitings in our area and it explained that these are not uncommon in the weeks preceeding the annual Perseid meteorite shower August 12.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 183
Avg (all users): 7.2012
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 6.9259
Avg (non-participants): 7.3364
Views since voting: 6020
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 164
Comments: 34
Favorites: 9 (view)


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10/02/2008 11:36:48 AM
By the way....love the new profile shot of you too! It emotes emotion and feeling which is a lovely thing to have in a photo.
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10/02/2008 11:35:46 AM
Oooo....beautiful shot, Jo! It is really a beauty! Love the colors and light that you've caught in the sky, along with the stars. STUNNING!

Congrats on the ribbon! Well deserved!
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08/16/2008 08:46:41 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon, very well done!
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08/16/2008 03:58:51 AM
amazing pic i like it and i wish to have it with the normal resolution
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08/15/2008 03:26:34 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your first ribbon!
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08/15/2008 01:05:54 PM
reminds me of maine in the summer when there are no city lights around. i am in nyc and hardly see a skylight like this. great work
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08/14/2008 04:10:38 PM
Some photography just leaves you speechless. Just think of every superlative known to man. . .that's my thoughts on the matter :)

CONGRATULATIONS!
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08/13/2008 09:37:40 PM
Very beautiful and very serene. Congrats on the ribbon!!!
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08/13/2008 02:11:56 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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08/13/2008 11:22:15 AM
Wait a minute bro...are you telling me that you actually saw a meteor land in the lake?
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08/13/2008 02:12:55 AM
Way to go Joanna!!!! So happy for your ribbon, watch out for meteorites! ;-P
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08/13/2008 01:40:50 AM
Originally posted by Jac:

Wow wow wow. Love this beautiful sky. Great capture. Inspiring enough to get me taking night shots again.


I thought the challenge was 'Evening'?
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08/13/2008 01:32:05 AM
Spectacular image. I could gaze at it for hours. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon, Joanna.
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08/13/2008 12:59:59 AM
Wow wow wow. Love this beautiful sky. Great capture. Inspiring enough to get me taking night shots again.
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08/13/2008 12:28:50 AM
Oh, that is spectacular! I just love the change in the sky from ground up and the stars. Congrats on your first ribbon and new personal best!
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08/13/2008 12:25:09 AM
Thank you all for the wonderful comments! This was indeed a special image for me in that it was not planned in fact, my original intent was to capture some images of the moon. But the moon never appeared so I ended up capturing images of the stars instead. But most exciting of all was the fireball that sailed overhead while I was there. At first, I thought it was stray fireworks but the next day there was an article in the local paper about the meteorite sitings in the area. I think this was a very lucky night for me, my first ribbon entry and my first meteorite siting!
08/13/2008 12:03:43 AM
Congratulation on the ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/12/2008 07:21:41 PM
Where do you get a sky this clear??? Beautiful
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08/12/2008 01:28:07 PM
Superb, definitely in my top three.
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08/11/2008 02:29:44 PM
wow!
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08/10/2008 05:14:27 PM
Fantastic. The colour is electric.
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08/10/2008 02:03:14 PM
Nice shot
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08/10/2008 02:14:41 AM
It's a 10 of a photo - but not for this challenge. This was certainly taken far after the sun set, beyond what I'd call 'Evening'. It looks like an evening skyline but I'd venture to say it's light pollution from a city over the horizon. If I'm wrong, just let me know and I'll bump the score twofold.
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08/09/2008 12:19:12 PM
Absolutely superb, the stars liven up the otherwise empty upper sky and balance the whole image, it's a clever and beautiful way to compose such a landscape. Refined colors too. A fav.
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08/08/2008 05:26:55 PM
Wow! This is amazing! I just recently tried some stary shots, tried being the operative word - wicked props to you!
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08/08/2008 02:24:57 PM
Looks more like night to me.
Good shot, nice and crisp. good luck.
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08/08/2008 12:12:28 PM
great shot-gave it a 9
good luck
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08/07/2008 08:53:58 PM
What a super shot, quite crisp and really well done.
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08/06/2008 04:37:49 PM
Nice mood setting,very good contrast...8
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08/06/2008 04:11:56 PM
Strong overall image imo, like the way you used the trees here.
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08/06/2008 03:09:20 PM
beautiful capture. I would like to see deeper colors though.
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08/06/2008 09:50:19 AM
very nice & soft shot
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08/06/2008 09:21:42 AM
Definitely the best photo for me on this theme - excellent!
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08/06/2008 06:45:13 AM
beautiful...lovely tones
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