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Under the Milky Way
Under the Milky Way

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Challenge: Under- (Minimal Editing I*)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Lunenburg, VT
Date: Aug 7, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30min
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Aug 9, 2010

Straight from camera aside from rotate, resize, save for web.

Place: 8 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.1534
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 5.6750
Avg (non-participants): 6.3089
Views since voting: 1713
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 163
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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08/23/2010 03:37:06 PM
Greetings from Critique Club:

First Impression: What can I say, star trail images are beautiful. With all our modern technology, contemporary society often neglects the beauty above our heads. When we see a well-executed photo like this, we are sent back to a time when we depended on the stars for many aspects of our existence.

I can't say there is anything I'd change about this image. It's technically sound straight from the camera. A very well-executed image.

I enjoy your composition and use of framing devices. Although, some of the lights on the horizon are a bit distracting.

How to grow it's vote:
I can't say I can give you any ideas on that. It's well executed, fits the challenge. Has a bit of "wow factor", the rest is up to the voters.

In closing, I really enjoyed your photo and am glad it was put in front of me to critique. Keep up the good work.
08/18/2010 01:09:17 AM
Hey, I was only about 30 miles away, on Lake Groton, VT! Funny we both entered star trail shots using the same lens! When I saw yours, I thought "that's what mine should've been."

Does your camera not get hazy spots along the edge from sensor heating?

Congrats on top 10!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/13/2010 09:21:25 PM
VERY impressive for minimal. You either have a very clean sensor (no dead pixels) or the camera accomodates those nicely. Excellent exposure!
08/13/2010 08:56:11 PM
Your shot makes me jealous that I didnt think of star trails... excellent photo, especially considering the minimal editing. Congrats on a great shot.
08/12/2010 09:27:27 PM
I don't know what impresses me more - the beauty of the shot or the lack of hot pixels! I'm looking forward to seeing what camera you used.
08/12/2010 10:55:19 AM
Simply brilliant for Minimal editing! I'm amazed the lights on the shore are not more blown with that length exposure. The exposure of the sky is perfect and composition draws my eye to the star trails then to the tree and back to the shore then to the stars again. MAGIC!
08/11/2010 07:34:52 AM
Super shot
08/11/2010 02:29:10 AM
Pretty cool for minimal!

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