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Dreamworld

The Milky Way reflected in one awesome lake somewhere deep within Colorado. I've been working on this photo for months. When I originally shot this panoram...
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The Milky Way reflected in one awesome lake somewhere deep within Colorado. I've been working on this photo for months. When I originally shot this panorama, I had captured the Milky Way reflected in the lake but could not get the stitching to line up right. I figured out finally how to do some manual adjustments in another program and got it to line up. This is two rows of vertically oriented shots stitched together. I used a Brinkman Dual Xenon light to add some exposure to the shore and blended exposures to get a good match. Hope you like it.
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People's Choice in Milky Way Panorama Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Nightscapes Photo Contest
Featured
Runner Up in Still Waters Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Still Waters Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Trey Ratcliffs Put Your Best Foot Forward Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Crystal Clear Photo Contest
Curator's Choice
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Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
Superb Composition
Top Choice
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Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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Lakes And Reflections Photo ContestTop 10 class
Lakes And Reflections Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Water And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Water And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Our World At Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Milky Way Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Milky Way Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Nature And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Starry Starry Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Starry Starry Night Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Nightscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Nightscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
World At Night Photo ContestTop 20 class
World At Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Stars Photo ContestTop 10 class
Stars Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
500 Lakes Photo ContestTop 10 class
500 Lakes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 10 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 10 class week 3
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 10 class week 2
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 10 class week 1
Big Sky Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 16 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 16 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Big Sky Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Still Waters Photo ContestTop 10 class
Still Waters Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Dark And Bright Photo ContestTop 10 class
Dark And Bright Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Trey Ratcliffs Put Your Best Foot Forward Photo ContestTop 10 class
Dark And Bright Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Crystal Clear Photo ContestTop 10 class
Crystal Clear Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Crystal Clear Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

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23 Comments | Report
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell September 14, 2015
Breathtaking capture. All the time you put into this shot really paid off!
AlgisKemezys
 
AlgisKemezys September 20, 2015
Absolutely Spectacular!
werol
 
werol September 24, 2015
Stunning!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz September 24, 2015
Captivating image!!! Extraordinary work.:)
nigsiB
 
nigsiB September 27, 2015
Superb!
simoneruscio
 
simoneruscio September 30, 2015
so beautiful...
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset October 03, 2015
Wow! Amazing work. Congrats on making top finalists. Dreamworld is right! Cheers ( :
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 09, 2015
Congratulations on both your Contest Finalist wins!!
mattpayne PRO+
mattpayne October 11, 2015
Thanks very much, really appreciate it!
VHiggins
 
VHiggins October 12, 2015
stunning! bravo!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle October 27, 2015
A dreamworld indeed. This is just mystical. Congratulations on being a finalist.
sanaelgamal
 
sanaelgamal November 17, 2015
simply awesome!!
Bethzaida PRO+
 
Bethzaida December 30, 2015
I am in awe..
xxccyy
 
xxccyy December 30, 2015
Fantastic!!!
adamsumner
 
adamsumner January 08, 2016
I love this image and want to take similar ones myself. I just wish I could understand Viewbug's method of describing focal length!
mattpayne PRO+
mattpayne January 08, 2016
Thanks Adam - just do the math, I think... 140/10 = 14mm :-) ... for this shot though I did two rows of panoramas at 14mm
kawayomaana
 
kawayomaana January 18, 2016
exquisite!
BarbieJara
 
BarbieJara June 30, 2016
Beautiful!
MichaelW37
 
MichaelW37 June 30, 2016
Beautiful Photo. Well done
CherylG
 
CherylG June 30, 2016
Incredible picture! Congratulations!
Erist
 
Erist November 30, 2017
that's actually amazing
Erist
 
Erist November 30, 2017
how even
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson March 05, 2018
Amazing.
sachinus2010 PRO+
 
sachinus2010 April 03, 2018
love the reflection !!!
Congratulations !!
sylviarotterkruse
 
sylviarotterkruse June 18, 2018
very beautiful