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Star Trails, Milky Way, and Fireflies Up And Above Shiprock



I tried to point my camera on the Milky Way but I see after the processing it formed Star Trails also, and the green stuff roaming around were the fireflies. I ...
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I tried to point my camera on the Milky Way but I see after the processing it formed Star Trails also, and the green stuff roaming around were the fireflies. I am so much happy with what nature can offer to me every time I approach her.

"IT IS NOT WHAT I SEE BUT HOW I WANTED MY VIEWERS TO SEE IT!" I captured the scene, I envisioned it, and I shared it. Sorry for those nay sayers who just limit their imagination...no need to explain to them. I just want to say thank you for those people who love to see "Art as unique projection of individual's creativity!"

This is for the Nay-Sayers...study your photography subject and study it well with your heart and whatever level you might reach...one thing I can assure you...ART IS SUBJECTIVE! I made my photos uniquely because I don't copy nay-sayers' idea. I know it is DIFFERENT, but ORIGINAL and PERSONAL!.

Help prevent light pollution and you can see the "BeAuTy Of ThE NiGhT"!

Copyright Notice: ALL IMAGES on this web site are protected by the U.S. and international copyright laws, all rights reserved. The image may not copied, reproduced, manipulated, or used in any way, without written permission of Jelieta Walinski Ph.D, & Walinski’s Inner Vision Photography a licensed owner. Any unauthorized usage will be prosecuted to the full extent of US Copyright Law.

Ang larawan na ito ay copyrighted kaya huwag mag-atubiling kopyahin, o "mag-screenshot", huwag imanipula, at aangkinin.Alalahanin na araw-araw ko minomonitor ang mga larawan mo..

'STEALING IS A CRIME!"





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Awards

Contest Finalist in Canyons And Red Rocks Photo Contest
Winner in AstroPhotography- Milky Way Eruptions Photo Challenge
Winner in The American Southwest Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Nature At Night Photo Contest
People's Choice in Natures Masterpiece Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 13 Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Day Photo Contest 2015
People's Choice in My Best Milky Way Picture Photo Challenge
Winner in Milky Way Photo Challenge
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Absolute Masterpiece
Peer Award
Superb Composition
Outstanding Creativity
Top Choice
Superior Skill
lisabrann Tanners Eddieuuu071 nornots johnmdavies dennisrubin Rabstout +75
Magnificent Capture
StanVG Manni hartnett523 MHoyt llowzz lddove steveangelakis +38
All Star
billmartin_2615 Elbereth toshihiro_shoji PictzbyChristine drvirendra hafeedz maryhale9534 +38
Genius
olygrim suzannesingleton Rossco72 robhansen gaylesolis GkCM vickiecrosbyharmon +4
Love it
Ranger Marcott Albert-Serra-Photography cristovaocameiracris

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Impressed
girltravelfactor

Submitted to Photo Contests

Top ClassTM

A Milky Way Photo ContestTop 30 class
Capture The Milky Way Photo ContestTop 20 class
Capture The Milky Way Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Diagonals And Composition Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class
Diagonals And Composition Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 1
Mountains And The Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Mountains And The Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Mountains And The Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Desert Views Photo ContestTop 10 class
Desert Views Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Sweeping Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Sweeping Landscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Sweeping Landscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Composing with Diagonals Photo ContestTop 10 class
Composing with Diagonals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Composing with Diagonals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
5000 Dramatic Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
5000 Dramatic Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Desert Vistas Photo ContestTop 10 class
Desert Vistas Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
The Battle Of Professionals Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Compositions 101 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Compositions 101 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Canyons And Red Rocks Photo ContestTop 10 class
From Afar: Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Landscapes 101 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Landscapes 101 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Patterns In Shadows Photo ContestTop 20 class
Monthly Pro Vol 16 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 16 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
The Extraordinary In The Ordinary Photo ContestTop 10 class
Lost In The Field Photo ContestTop 30 class
Be My Tour Guide Photo ContestTop 20 class
Be My Tour Guide Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Mix It Up Photo ContestTop 10 class
Mix It Up Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 15 Photo ContestTop 30 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 30 class week 5
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 30 class month 1
Night Life Photo ContestTop 20 class
Night Life Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class week 2
Nature At Night Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class week 1
Resource Travel Inspiration Photo Contest vol1Top 10 class week 1
Nature At Night Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 11Top 10 class
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 11Top 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 13 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 22Top 10 class
1K Edited Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
1K Edited Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 22Top 10 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Day Photo Contest 2015Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Day Photo Contest 2015Top 20 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 22Top 10 class week 1
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

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lezielpalerobangotviray
 
lezielpalerobangotviray June 04, 2015
Wow..
jameshenderson_5095
 
jameshenderson_5095 June 04, 2015
Wowza, fantastic, just love this. :-)
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana June 04, 2015
Very creative Gigi!
danbishop
 
danbishop June 04, 2015
I so want to take a milky way picture like this this summer! Wonderful!
rasy121981
 
rasy121981 June 04, 2015
very nice
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 June 05, 2015
Stunning capture! Wow!
rosemarieedwards
 
rosemarieedwards June 07, 2015
Wow!!!
Rose
shadowimagephotography PRO
 
shadowimagephotography June 11, 2015
Great image, thanks for sharing
Q-Vision PRO+
 
Q-Vision June 11, 2015
Nice one Gigi - what are the dashed green lights - UFOs? ;-)
AlanC PRO
 
AlanC June 15, 2015
Wow! Amazing! We could not see star trails in Singapore as the city is just too bright. :-)
Njjoc3 Premium
 
Njjoc3 June 15, 2015
Amazing
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 16, 2015
wonderfully done! beautiful and very skillful
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life June 16, 2015
WOW! Hun... ahhhmazinggg! :):) ❤
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin June 18, 2015
...well done Gigi...I admire these types of shots!
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin June 18, 2015
...voted Inspiring Shots :-)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 19, 2015
Amazing job! Voted Inspiring Shots.
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski June 20, 2015
Perfect place, perfect capture, love the milky way. Voted inspiring shot!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana June 20, 2015
Voted Inspiring...!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis June 20, 2015
Awesome skill..love it:-)
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis June 20, 2015
Voted Inspiring:-)
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita June 21, 2015
outstanding...caught up on some votes including this masterpiece.
STGpixel
 
STGpixel June 21, 2015
It is so beautiful. voted
STGpixel
 
STGpixel June 21, 2015
Write a comment
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth June 22, 2015
Voted Inspiring Shots :)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 June 23, 2015
Love it - beautiful! voted!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 June 25, 2015
Amazing, voted Inspiring Shots
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita June 29, 2015
looks like a winner to me....voted!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman June 29, 2015
Write a comment This is the most stunning image in the whole competition Jelietta ....voted
louiecamarcereformado
 
louiecamarcereformado July 04, 2015
superd Gigi
brentmorris
 
brentmorris July 08, 2015
Absolutely wonderful image. Congratulations
terryc PRO+
 
terryc July 08, 2015
An amazing capture!!!
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin July 11, 2015
...huge congrats on winning the Milky Way Photo Challenge, that's awesome :-)
FilippoEsmaily
 
FilippoEsmaily July 16, 2015
Nice, trully evocative!!
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin July 19, 2015
...voted Celebrating Nature Day :-)
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin July 19, 2015
...voted Covers :-)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 July 19, 2015
Voted Celebrating Nature Day
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 July 19, 2015
Voted Covers Vol 22
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman July 22, 2015
vOTED Celebrating NATURE ...and also voted in Covers..k
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman July 22, 2015
Beautiful...love the light ..the shadow...the atmospheric view...Voted ..k
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography July 22, 2015
Voted covers!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski July 23, 2015
A breathtaking capture of the stars trails and Milky Way plus fireflies. Fantastic image for me it is a winner. The Holy Rock is really sharp. The best and beautiful. voted celebrating nature photo contest.
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski July 23, 2015
A perfect entry for Covers. voted!
throughstream
 
throughstream July 23, 2015
Wow love this photo, I want to get into milky way photography, any tips?
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth July 25, 2015
Voted celebrating Nature Day :)
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth July 25, 2015
Voted Covers Volume 22 :)
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana July 25, 2015
Voted ...Celebrating Nature...!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis July 26, 2015
Voted celebrating nature:-)
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 July 26, 2015
congrats on the award .. an awesome image !!!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis July 28, 2015
Voted Covers vol 22:-)
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski July 30, 2015
Spectacular capture of the Milky Way and the star trails!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski July 30, 2015
Voted 1k Edited shots!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski July 30, 2015
Congratulations on your Award!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski August 05, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist aware on celebrating nature!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 05, 2015
Congratulations, Gigi - finalist in Celebrating Nature Day
speedshark PRO+
 
speedshark August 08, 2015
Gigi, I'm blown away. Stunning shot!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 08, 2015
Voted Monthly Pro Vol 13
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 08, 2015
Congrats !
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 08, 2015
Voted Photographer of the Month
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 08, 2015
Voted Covers Vol 22
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski August 11, 2015
Spectacular and breathtaking capture of the Holy Rock ship rock, Voted Monthly Pro Vol 13.
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski August 11, 2015
Voted photographers of the month Vol 11
AlanC PRO
 
AlanC August 12, 2015
Voted Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 11, best wishes! :-)
AlanC PRO
 
AlanC August 12, 2015
Also voted Monthly Pro Vol 13 Photo Contest, best wishes! :-)
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 13, 2015
Write a commentVOTED ,MONTHLY PRO.....LOVE THIS.K
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 13, 2015
Write a commentVOTED IN POTM......K
STGpixel
 
STGpixel August 13, 2015
Congratulations on your award. You have the most efficient craftsmanship!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter August 14, 2015
Amazing capture. I've seen Shiprock many time, but never like this. Nice work. - Jake
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography August 15, 2015
Congratulations Gigi, on being a finalist again.Good luck!
skilner
 
skilner August 16, 2015
Love it.....wow
Raq134
 
Raq134 August 16, 2015
Congratulations for the Award in Montly Pro Vol 13.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana August 17, 2015
Lovely! Voted ...Photographer...!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana August 17, 2015
Voted ...Nature at Night...!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita August 18, 2015
voted!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 24, 2015
vOTED in Covers .......love this so much..kathleen
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 24, 2015
Voted ....k
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 24, 2015
Also voted in NATURE AT NIGHT.....K
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 25, 2015
Voted Covers Vol23
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 25, 2015
Voted Resource Travel Inspiration
carolyns PRO+
 
carolyns August 27, 2015
Another stunning image Gigi. Love your gallery. Very talented!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski August 27, 2015
Congratulations again for the People's Choice Award!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo August 28, 2015
Congrats, Gigi, on being a Finalist again!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 29, 2015
Congrats!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 29, 2015
Congratulations, Gig - Finalist in Celebrating Nature!!
opaoma
 
opaoma August 29, 2015
Write a comment
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 30, 2015
Congratulations, being a finalist
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo September 02, 2015
Another Award! Congrats, Gigi!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer September 03, 2015
Excellent, Gigi - Finalist Nature at Night!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana September 04, 2015
Voted ...Covers Photo...!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana September 04, 2015
Voted ...Night Life...!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon September 05, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Nature at Night
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank September 05, 2015
An amazing capture. Love everything in this show case. Voted Cover Photo Contest.....
ginaSnaps
 
ginaSnaps September 05, 2015
Nice Shot :) Although, the trails are visible, hard to see how the milky way created a trail, well performed. I live in Michigan and we always miss these cool things cause it is always cloudy and/or cold and/or raining and/or snowing&blowing and/or... Wish I could move out where I can see some of these things.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 September 05, 2015
Voted Night Life
mattpayne PRO+
 
mattpayne September 06, 2015
Interesting photo but have to agree with wildlifemoments, I think you over did this one a little bit - it just does not look right to me. Great creativity though!
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 September 06, 2015
Hey Matt, each artist has its own creativity. To which point you can say that I over processed it? Art is personal and it is the way I love and like my photo to be. I didn't not create it just to please others. I created it to please myself and if I pleased myself along the process then that was the point I stop processing it. Art is self serving you know. We made photos because we feel to make it and love to make it. If you would think that you made it for others then you will not have satisfaction and you cannot get the soul of your subject. When I did take this photo i let my camera to click until I got satisfied and when I processed it I saw that i can form star trails too. So why limit my imagination to one certain point when in fact the field is so robust for me to expand my creativity? I submitted it to contest and I leave the decision to the judges. If it wins, it wins, and if it does not suit to the standpoint of those judges then let it be.
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 September 06, 2015
What is right to you, might not be right to me. The same as what might be right to me might not be right to you!
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 September 06, 2015
WHAT LIMIT US IS JUST OUR IMAGINATION!
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 September 07, 2015
You need really to study your photography subject and to tell you frankly whatever level of photography you might reach I can assure you that ART IS SUBJECTIVE!
AlanC PRO
 
AlanC September 06, 2015
Voted Night Life Photo Contest, best wishes! Gigi. :-)
AlanC PRO
 
AlanC September 06, 2015
Voted Covers Photo Contest Vol 23, best wishes! Gigi. :-)
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 September 07, 2015
Superb! Congratulations!
rosemarieedwards
 
rosemarieedwards September 08, 2015
Wow..fantastic...congratulations for all the awards....voted
Rose
rosemarieedwards
 
rosemarieedwards September 08, 2015
Wow..fantastic...congratulations for all the awards....voted
Rose
SaraKate
 
SaraKate September 10, 2015
Beautiful Shot!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski September 10, 2015
voted night life!
Topu
 
Topu September 10, 2015
Very interesting composition!
shannonmazourek
 
shannonmazourek September 10, 2015
This is amazing and I've never seen anything like it- the star trails surrounding the Milky Way! With fireflies!
rohanck
 
rohanck September 11, 2015
One of the best images of the night sky ever!
OutOfTheWild
 
OutOfTheWild September 11, 2015
Stunning capture voted
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis September 11, 2015
Voted..Night Life:-)
findingjoe
 
findingjoe September 13, 2015
the perfect definition of beautiful
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski September 18, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS FOR REACHING THE HIGHEST LIKES IN FACEBOOK for 1 week. It reached 25,000 plus likes, the shares were almost 3K plus, and the comments for almost 400 that was the general result. Congratulations also for the reached of each photo...I saw the statistics and this is the most highest among the 4 photos, it reached 1600 likes in Facebook and shares 200 plus and comments 80 plus. Other photos too garnered a lot of likes, shares, and comments. So nevertheless you have proven your art. People love it. Continue and don't photok the NEGATIVITY OF OTHERS. Be unique and remember this "NOTHING NEW ACCEPTED IN THE BEGINNING."
Raq134
 
Raq134 September 18, 2015
We saw how your 4 photos reached the LIKES, shares, and comments in Facebook. We are so happy for what you have accomplished. EXEMPLARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND YOU DESERVE GREAT CONGRATULATIONS FOR THAT! Be forever unique...do whatever you want to create and envisioned the photo to your frame of reference.
Raq134
 
Raq134 September 18, 2015
Congratulations on your Grand Winner Award in The American Southwest!
Raq134
 
Raq134 September 18, 2015
Congratulations in your Finalist in Nature at Night Award!
STGpixel
 
STGpixel September 18, 2015
Congratulations on your highest total reached in Facebook, highest on LIKES, on shares, and on the comments. Congratulations on your Grand Winner Award in American Southwest Photo Challenge, and Congratulation on your Finalist Award! What a Great success on all the 4 photos featured!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb September 27, 2015
You are a genius!! Congratulations on all your Awards for this photo, especially American Southwest Photo Challenge!!!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski October 08, 2015
Voted! Breathtaking!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana October 10, 2015
Voted ...Mix...!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana October 11, 2015
Voted Monthly Pro vol 15!
NazZzaR
 
NazZzaR October 11, 2015
Great Shot!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski October 22, 2015
voted be my tour guide
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka October 22, 2015
Voted. This can collect another winner.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 25, 2015
Voted Be My Tour Guide
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth October 29, 2015
Voted Lost in Field :)
AlanC PRO
 
AlanC October 29, 2015
Voted in Milky Way Madness. Best wishes! :-)
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis November 02, 2015
Love all your night scenes and star trails, beautiful and skilful work..voted ! another winning shot for this extraordinary image:-)
chrisperry
 
chrisperry November 05, 2015
Amazing! Superb skill shown in the balanced lighting.
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski November 07, 2015
Voted monthly Pro Vol 16!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski November 07, 2015
voted landscape 101!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski November 07, 2015
voted the extraordinary in ordinary
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski November 07, 2015
voted lost in the filed!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 10, 2015
Voted Monthly Pro Vol 16
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 10, 2015
Voted Landscape 101
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 10, 2015
Voted Extraordinary to the Ordinary
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman November 13, 2015
Voted for in Monthly pro,Landscape 1010 AND Extraordinary in the ordinary contests......I always think this is one of those images that simply transfers to the brain ...it is a masterpiece due to your skills Jelietta....k
Akire
 
Akire November 16, 2015
Wow, this is amazing! Voted Landscape 101!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank November 18, 2015
Brilliantly captured down to the fire fly trails. Voted Landscapes 101....
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank November 19, 2015
Voting again, this time for Patterns in Shadows...
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita November 21, 2015
voted!
MargaretteH
 
MargaretteH November 22, 2015
What a beautiful world! So sharp the milky is excellent and the star trails are just crystal clear. Congratulations on your awards in this photo. You deserve it and share more. Be confident because your art is Magnifique!
julie_cavell
 
julie_cavell November 27, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
julie_cavell
 
julie_cavell November 27, 2015
What an amazing and creative image, truly brilliant
Jamil_28
 
Jamil_28 December 02, 2015
Peculiar and very interesting capture. Very sharp and really awesome! Congratulations on your award!
Delaila
 
Delaila December 04, 2015
Absolute masterpiece. An unconventional and very sharp capture. Congratulations on your awards and more awards in the future!
GkCM PRO+
 
GkCM December 06, 2015
Star trails plus Milky Way, how awesome!
Daleon2015
 
Daleon2015 December 16, 2015
Excellent and Phenomenal capture! Congratulations on your awards and more awards to come!
MargaretteH
 
MargaretteH December 20, 2015
Congratulations on your award!
edithsmith
 
edithsmith January 17, 2016
Amazing. Still and not. Epoustouflant!
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen January 18, 2016
wow. Stunning shot! Great photo.
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 January 19, 2016
Wow!
manuelpazflores
 
manuelpazflores January 22, 2016
Beautiful composition!!!!
blairwacha PRO+
 
blairwacha January 29, 2016
I do like edits that contain both star trails and a sharp Milky Way. They're fun and unique. eqatorial star trails looking SW, like this are my favorite. The opposing curves really create a lot of interest. What really surprises me is the fireflies. They're so rare in the desert. What time of year did you do this?
GigiJim08 PRO+
GigiJim08 January 29, 2016
It was winter, and i did not notice it until I uploaded and I was really thinking OMG what is this? then I look at the Raw files and I really captured it!. What happened was I left the camera to do its own job and do something with my other camera. especially there less fogs. I don't have problem on defogging my lens!
garywoodburn
 
garywoodburn February 06, 2016
stunning and amazing photo, well done!!
gailplatts
 
gailplatts February 06, 2016
Amazing shot!
Photojunkie90
 
Photojunkie90 February 08, 2016
This is an outstanding shot, wish I could get cool shots like this but I live in the middle of the burbs :-p
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis February 09, 2016
Voted from afar Landscapes:-)
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman February 14, 2016
Voted......I LOVE IT EACH TIME I LOOK
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski February 15, 2016
voted from Afar, landscape
melissamasonrensen PRO+
 
melissamasonrensen February 15, 2016
Phenomenal long exposure shot, GigiJim08. Wonderfully composed with captivating light trails from the stars movement and gorgeous colours. Excellent work!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer March 21, 2016
voted Canyons and Red Rocks
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 March 23, 2016
Love it, so beautiful. Voted canyons and red rocks
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman March 23, 2016
Voted canyons and red rocks....k
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis March 25, 2016
Voted canyons and red rocks:-)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 28, 2016
Another Award on this beautiful image, CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!! Gigi I'm happy for you !!!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 March 28, 2016
Voted Canyons and Red Rocks
Raq134
 
Raq134 April 03, 2016
Congratulations on your award!
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita April 07, 2016
yay....Contest Finalist Gigi....congrats xoxoxoxo
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo April 07, 2016
A 4th Finalist Award! Congrats, Gigi!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank April 08, 2016
Way to go Gigi. Congratulations on your finalist award. Very well done.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer April 08, 2016
congratulations, Gigi - finalist Canyons and Red Rocks contest!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 April 08, 2016
Congrats on Finalist win in Red Rocks!!! Well deserved!
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz April 08, 2016
Congrats Gigi on being finalist. This is spectacular and "personal". Well done.
Simon101
 
Simon101 April 10, 2016
Congratulations on your award!
paularogner
 
paularogner April 12, 2016
Wow, amazing!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson April 19, 2016
What a magnificent shot. Stunning.
STGpixel
 
STGpixel April 21, 2016
Congratulations on your award!
STGpixel
 
STGpixel May 05, 2016
voted
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 May 09, 2016
Congratualtions !!!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski May 13, 2016
voted composition 101
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman May 24, 2016
A really stunning subject for the contest...Voted k
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 May 25, 2016
Voted The Battle of Professionals
AlanC PRO
 
AlanC May 26, 2016
You are indeed the queen of star trail. Voted in The Battle Of Professionals Photo Contest. bets wishes! :-)
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka May 26, 2016
Voted. Win again
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis May 27, 2016
Great Entry..battle of the Professionals:-)
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski May 29, 2016
Congratulations on your award!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski May 29, 2016
Voted the Battle of the Professionals!
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 June 01, 2016
Stunning!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth June 05, 2016
Voted Battle of Proffessionals :)
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic June 07, 2016
Breathtaking image! Good luck in Battle of pros!
UnkleFrank PRO+
 
UnkleFrank June 19, 2016
Voted Battle of the Pros...
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski July 10, 2016
Voted desert vistas!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 28, 2016
Voted Worldscapes!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski July 29, 2016
always award-winning capture. voted wolrdscape!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 01, 2016
Always find this so atmospheric...Voted in worldscapes.
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman August 01, 2016
Also voted in dramatic landscapes comp.k
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 August 02, 2016
Voted worldscapes.
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth August 06, 2016
Voted 5000 Dramatic Landscapes :)
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski August 06, 2016
Amazing beauty of the night. Very Sharp. Voted 500 dramatic landscape!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 10, 2016
Voted Dramatic Landscapes
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 August 10, 2016
Voted Worldscapes
AlanC PRO
 
AlanC August 11, 2016
Dynamite! Lovely! Voted in Worldscapes Photo Contest. Best wishes! :-)
AlanC PRO
 
AlanC August 11, 2016
Also voted in 5000 Dramatic Landscapes Photo Contest. Best wishes! :-)
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 August 14, 2016
Beautiful, voted landscapes and worldscapes.
Jillybean56
 
Jillybean56 September 02, 2016
Perfect example for composing with diagonals. Voted
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 September 02, 2016
Voted Composing with Diagonals
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman September 11, 2016
Diagonals composing....voted .k
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski September 12, 2016
voted composing with diagonals
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth September 15, 2016
Voted Composing with Diagonals :)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 November 12, 2016
Voted Sweeping Landscapes
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman November 19, 2016
Voted Sweeping landscapes.....I am totally caught up in this lovely shot.....k
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth November 22, 2016
Voted Sweeping Landscapes :)
LadyDeb
 
LadyDeb November 26, 2016
Stunning, just truly magnificent!
adavies PRO
 
adavies April 04, 2017
Very cool! Nicely done! :)
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski April 11, 2017
Voted Desert Views!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski April 11, 2017
Voted Desert Views!
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis April 14, 2017
Awesome..voted Desert Views:-)
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman April 23, 2017
Voted ..k
pinxhindocha
 
pinxhindocha May 20, 2017
Wow
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq June 27, 2017
This is amazing, Gigi! I'm so glad to have seen it just this way! :) Voted on everything it was in!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski October 23, 2017
voted mountains and the night.
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 26, 2017
Voted Mountains and the Night
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana November 06, 2017
An amazing shot! Voted...Mountains...!
Jdmccranie PRO+
 
Jdmccranie November 12, 2017
Fascinating and powerful image! Congratulations on a beautiful shot.
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski November 25, 2017
Unusual, voted diagonals!
jameswalinski
 
jameswalinski December 09, 2018
voted capture the milky way!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana December 16, 2018
Voted...Capture the Milky...!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken at the "Holy Rock" Shiprock, Shiprock town, New Mexico, USA.
Time
It was taken during my active time the nighttime at exactly 9:09:25 PM. My most favorite time.
Lighting
We were having a vacation in New Mexico the southern part of USA last winter of 2014 for almost a month. We kept on driving and checking things until we decided to go to the most photographed place in New Mexico the Shiprock. We arrived in the said place in the morning and we look for our food during lunch time and went back again for the sunset and evening. I was not afraid of the rattle snake since it was winter. I took lots of exposures. The glowing stars of the night lighted the Shiprock, the color became more interesting since there was no haze from the sun.
Equipment
I Used Manfortto 190XPROB, VIXEN POLARIE, STAR TRACKER, Canon EOS-1D X, canon lens 16-35mm f/2.8 II USM, Canon Remote Controller R-80N3
Inspiration
The driving force of me to take photos of the Milky Way is the beauty of this galaxy to which if we are living in the city we cannot really see it. Other than that is I want to show to my viewers the beauty at night and we need to control the light pollution we contributed to the planet earth. There are very fascinating beauty of the world we live in if we are taking care of them.
Editing
Yes, the star trails are series of shots of stars and need to be combined in Photoshop to get the trails. I edited the milky way separately and i did it in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
I have 4 cameras in my bag, Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EOS 5Ds, Canon 5D Mark II, canon 7D, with canon lenses mounted into it depending on what I plan to take photo. I have canon Remote controller, Manfrotto Tripod 190XPROB.
Feedback
When you wander in the desert you need to have your gators on, wear some boots especially when it is winter. You would think that it is desert and no snow and not cold but it is still cold out there. Wear proper attire for winter, have your face mask, you can still get wind burns and frost bites. Wear winter hats. Prepare for the worst. If you can bring small fan to prevent fogs in your camera. Have tripod, turn off image stabilizer, have trigger hook to your camera and you can add sand bags into your tripod or your bag because strong wind will really make your image blurry. Enjoy yourself while in the process of taking photos great emotion to project into your image. Wait..."IT IS NOT WHAT I SEE, IT IS WHAT I WANTED MY VIEWERS TO SEE!" Just want to thank those people who want to see "Art as unique presentation of individuals creativity!"

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