Who Goes There? by miketaylorphoto

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This is a multiple exposure blend and vertical panorama of five images.

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Point me to the stars by guptaarjun

Another shot from my recent trip to Oregon taken at Bandon Beach.

This was taken about 2 hours after high tide and sunset. I found these nice leading lines in the sand caused as a result of the receding tide. The lines, along with the famous Bandon rock inspired the title of the image.

This image is a blend of 2 exposures, one for the foreground and one for the stars. There’s plenty of light that illuminates the rock faces from the various houses on the Bandon Beach Loop Dr.

Please view on black and thank you for your views and comments.

*This is a reupload as I heard there was some outage on 500px last night after I had uploaded the image. Thanks to Thomas for the information.

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Crater Lake Milky Way by frank_delargy

Crater Lake
Milky Way over Crater Lake in Oregon. This is a reprocess of an image I did in May. This is a panorama of 21 merged images, 3 rows of 7 images. It is impossible to imagine the scale but with my wide angle lens I was only able to get the island (Wizard Island) in one frame.
This was at 3 AM just as the bright moon set. The moon was so bright that you could not see the milky way until the moon set. I then had about an hour before the sky would start to lighten and the milky way would disappear again.
It took about 20 minutes to take all of the exposures. Each exposure was 30 seconds at f/2.8 and ISO 1600. The lowest row was at about 20 mm and the top two rows were at 16 mm.
The green and reddish colored areas just above the crater are from airglow, basically elements, mostly nitrogen and oxygen, whose electrons having been ionized by the sun during the day now recombining with their host atoms. The green and the red are from oxygen atoms that are glowing. At first I thought it might be camera noise but then I could see that the light was actually reflected in the lake.


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Pinnacles Overlook by AaronGroen

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This is a 13 shot panoramic view of the full Milky Way as seen from this part of Earth in spring and summer.. Taken from the Pinnacles Overlook at Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

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In Awesome Wonder by JaredWarren

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One of the things I love about astrophotography is how the camera sensor can capture a perspective of reality that our naked eyes cannot see. The light is there–vibrant colors in the Milky Way, atmospheric “airglow” in reds, greens, and blues–but we need help to see it. Waxing philosophical, it brings to mind an important theme that cuts across many subdisciplines of psychological research: what we see is an incomplete and often distorted view of reality. In our physical and conceptual views of the world, what we think we know is an incomplete representation of reality, prone to distortions, biases, and conclusions interpolated from incomplete data. Truly, “we see through a glass darkly.” Understanding these limitations, biases, and distortions is important for many reasons, but hopefully if nothing else it creates in us a healthy sense of humility and openness to other perspectives. Think of all the conflict and unnecessary suffering in the world that stems from people unwilling to step outside of their narrow perspective. A fact of human experience is that what we currently see and can understand is limited and incomplete; knowing this can foster a greater sense of compassion and patience toward others as well as ourselves. And this is the drivel you get when you cross a photographer with a psychologist. 🙂

About the image: This is a near-180 degree panorama stitched from 12 images (6 for the stars, 6 for the terrain). It was from a visit to Zion back in April, and I had been putting off the processing because frankly the scene and my vision for the image were more than what my pp skills can pull off (gave it my best shot, and may revisit/refine in the future). I took some artistic license in moving the Milky Way slightly to the right relative to the terrain to allow a more balanced composition. The terrain images were taken about 45 minutes after sunset; I left the camera & tripod at the same position and came back a few hours later to capture the MW exposures (f/2.8, 25 seconds, ISO 3200). In contrast to an earlier post from this same location (“Celestial Zion”), I subdued the light pollution coming from the nearby town of Springdale but kept the green and red “airglow” visible in the original exposure. Thanks for looking!

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Celestial Skull by troynikolic

Best viewed on black!
It’s been a year since my first trip to Joshua Tree and I think this was went even better! I went with my friends Calvin and we had an incredible adventure.
There was still light pollution, but the milky way was certainly visible. This was the first time I visited the geological side of Joshua Tree as opposed to the plantation side.
I have to admit, I like this side much more… there are things to climb and of course, Skull Rock. So cool. A night under the stars is always humbling!
Bit of a re edit again to bring out some parts and re compose.

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You Can Find Me Under The Stars by Shainblum

Watching the big show 🙂

Heres a Milky Way Panorama/ Self Portrait taken at Crater Lake in Oregon. I have been wanting to create this shot for years now, its a good feeling to finally have gone and shot it. 🙂

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Reach Out and Touch the Sky by Shainblum

“Best viewed on black, lots of shadow detail”

This image is a self portrait taken in Joshua Tree National Park. It was my first time exploring out there and I was amazed by all the incredible rock formations. I decided to do a self portrait with the stars out of pure excitement. 😀


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