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Old Jan 20, 2010, 9:14 AM   #1
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Though I have posted other shots of this, the Burmis Tree, this shot is taken from the other side looking away from the Milky Way. I recall the feeling I had taking this shot.....it just took a year to figure out what to do with it.

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Old Jan 20, 2010, 9:19 AM   #2
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Fantastic!
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 9:20 AM   #3
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This is poetry and wizardry at the same time. Well done, spy!


We would have needed a "Big Hand" applauding Smilie here....!
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amazing shot! how did you get that semi-circle effect with the light in the sky? is that from the fish-eye lens?
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gorgeous shot and processing spy. this is fantastic
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Are these just long exposure shots? If so, why are there stars instead of star lines from the movement of the earth? Did you use a telescope with a tracker?
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Great shot, it sets the mood very well.
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Very cool shot.
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What a response! Thanks to everyone for taking the time to look and comment.

Squirl, I straightend the horizon then added a slight burn vegnette to the sky. It was already naturally darker on top as the lower part was lit up by the town of Pincher Creek located about 30 minutes away.

Bynx, this shot is 25 seconds long. For still star shots you've got a window of 30 seconds to shoot. Longer than that you start the trail effect. I did not use a telescope with a tracker but rather just the camera on the tripod and remote cable for the shutter.
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