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Ancient Rock Window to the Milky Way
Ancient Rock Window to the Milky Way

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Perspective IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Location: Moab Utah
Date: Nov 16, 2006
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 640
Shutter: 71 sec
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2006

Dimensions: 1728 x 1152
Capture Time: 2006:11:15 21:20:16
Camera Model: EOS-1D Mark II N
Type: CR2 Image
Size: 6.9 MB
ISO speed: 640
Exposure time: 712/10 sec
Aperture: f 3.5
Focal length: 15 mm

Place: 4 out of 319
Avg (all users): 7.2339
Avg (commenters): 8.0400
Avg (participants): 7.0641
Avg (non-participants): 7.3763
Views since voting: 3055
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 171
Comments: 34
Favorites: 10 (view)

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12/23/2006 07:22:05 AM
Wow, beautiful capture.
12/05/2006 07:37:11 PM
PLEASE!! may you explain how did you take this amazing shot??
I can`t believe its beauty yet! Really outstanding
12/03/2006 11:27:13 PM
What a wonderful and magical capture! Congratulations on your 4th place.
12/02/2006 05:23:10 PM
Congrats on the 4th place. Excellent shot!
11/29/2006 06:22:46 AM
Used a 1 million candle spotlight, lighting up the rocks by pointing the light behind me against the ground for just a few seconds and continuing with the rest of the exposure.

Message edited by author 2006-12-30 01:59:33.
11/29/2006 12:41:32 AM
This photo is gorgeous. Congrats on 4th place!
11/29/2006 12:24:30 AM
This image certainly suits your name to a "T" :-) If you asked me to select the best image of "planet making" from the DPC archives, this might be it... I'd love to hear some details of how this was done, specifically the lighting.
11/29/2006 12:15:36 AM
As posthumous said, cool. Congrats!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/28/2006 10:35:37 PM
Am I allowed to just say "cool"? Cool! You obviously know why it's cool. I don't have to explain it. I guess I'll just say that beyond the obvious, I like the composition. It's in tight, a little disorienting. Love it. 8
11/28/2006 12:13:35 PM
Wow! I love this, and the detail of the sky is spectacular. One of the top photos for this challenge!
11/27/2006 07:36:41 PM
I like the use of flash at night on this shot, and the stars. Very effective.
11/26/2006 08:34:56 PM
Simply lovely, what a beautiful feel this image has. 9
11/25/2006 10:13:20 PM
Wow, double arch well done, the band of the Milky Way is very visible.
11/25/2006 09:12:19 PM
Like a surreal Max Ernst collage image. Nice work. 8.
11/25/2006 04:49:51 PM
The stars are sublime. Beautiful lighting, too. Not sure about the area in the right-hand corner, but maybe that is too picky.
11/25/2006 02:30:30 PM

Message edited by author 2007-02-24 16:33:50.
11/25/2006 10:25:31 AM
Big flash...
11/25/2006 05:44:08 AM
Superb picture, i would love to know the setup / technique
11/24/2006 03:51:52 PM
I'll be surprised if this doesn't ribbon.
11/24/2006 01:06:48 PM
wow that looks really good. i like the effect you put on the photograph
11/24/2006 10:37:49 AM
Wow!!!!! I will definitely be checking this one out after the challenge to see what settings you used and hopefully you told something about how you got this photo. I'm in awe that you got so much beautiful light on that rock, and still showed so much detail in those stars. This is one of the best star photos I've ever seen! 10 (If you see another favorite added -- that's me :)
11/24/2006 08:33:42 AM
very nice light painting job, on Double Arch(?. Great detail and exposure. -9-
11/24/2006 05:47:24 AM
interesting shot.. uscks u in...cool...
11/23/2006 12:24:41 PM
First Place --10
11/23/2006 10:48:20 AM
Very nice!! I like the how the arch is lit! Top picture so far.
11/23/2006 10:00:49 AM
Kinda spooky, but really nice photo
11/23/2006 04:30:58 AM
Utah? I love this.
11/22/2006 07:53:15 PM
wow, utterly amazing.
11/22/2006 07:23:04 PM
so very cool - the color of the rocks and the crazy number of stars in the sky is amazing
11/22/2006 04:11:08 PM
Good compo but may have been a candidate for some selective desaturation or colour balance manipulation, or even putting it in negative...
11/22/2006 03:39:36 PM
7 - Nice, hope it is 'real'. Two main factors holding this back for me are the bottom right corner dominates too much and the overall balance/framing - perhaps a variation may have made this even better, not sure. Difficult, but the beginnings of star trails, either 'more' or less, may also have made this even better in my opinion. Also, the sky perhaps, including the color(s), coming through just a little stronger, to give this even more impact/drama.
11/22/2006 03:35:51 PM
This has a lot of merit, the intriguing part is to capture the light with no sky rotation hoe did you do this....10
11/22/2006 01:58:38 PM
Nice I like this!!
11/22/2006 02:19:20 AM
wonderful, superb

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