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Orion setting on Stones Peak
Orion setting on Stones Peak
hahn23


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 30 Seconds or More II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park
Date: Jan 3, 2013
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 623s
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2013

59% waning gibbous moon. Perfect for illuminating the scene without washing out the stars.

This is a 10+ minutes exposure. I tried some 30s exposures at a higher ISO, but the exposure was not balanced and the electronic noise was painful to me. I also did not like the look of the stars at 30 seconds. The earth rotated enough to make them look like I had shaken the camera.

Stones Peak
Constellation Orion

Better size here.

Just found out the meteor shower a 4 am had a name. It was the first meteor shower of 2013....The Quadrantids, peaked in the early morning hours with as many as a hundred shooting stars per hour. While they don't show on my image, there were lots.

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Place: 19 out of 64
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2013 11:36:18 PM
Wonderful scene. Love that tree in the bottom right. Just you and she witnessing this. Lovely white snow.
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01/10/2013 10:02:31 PM
Nice clean work.
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01/06/2013 01:00:35 AM
Orion? Where? I don't see it.
01/06/2013 12:42:33 AM
Patience is a virtue! Beautiful image.
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01/05/2013 05:44:43 PM
There is kind of an odd effect here - the stars look closer than the ridges. I know it's perspective, but you don't see it presented this way that often. Nice image.
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01/04/2013 06:24:19 AM
Beautiful image
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