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zackpapenberg January 25, 2016
This is a well-composed shot, and beautiful colors! Nicely processed!
joycealicesmith January 28, 2016
What a great shot! Congratulations on being Photographer of the month!
p_eileenbaltz January 28, 2016
This is perfection! Congratulation on being chosen Photographer of the month. :)
DianeT January 28, 2016
Congratulations on winning image of the month! Fantastic creativity and composition.
Foteinitsanidou January 28, 2016
well deserved!!! Congratulations!
spas January 29, 2016
awesome photo congratulations
PepesPics46 January 29, 2016
Well done ..amazing shot with out photo shop...what part of the world is that?
sollajoh January 29, 2016
wow cool :)
cindyloohoo2 January 29, 2016
abbieex3 January 30, 2016
You're a wizard. Can't wait to see more of your magic.
kellumbear January 31, 2016
What a great shot!
smoothcut January 31, 2016
I cannot imagine how you could have seen the milky way at sunrise or sunset. Is this two images fused with Photoshop?
kathymuhle February 13, 2016
Fantastic photo, a well deserved win - congrats on your winning photo!
lito April 02, 2016

Milky way

Alentejo, Portugal
Alentejo, Portugal
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Contest Finalist in World At Night Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 5
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Behind The Lens

The picture was taken near Pias, a small village in Alentejo, south of Portugal, considered one of the best areas for astrophotography in Europe
Was made at dawn, between 1am and 2am, in August when the Milky Way is more visible in this part of northern hemisphere
I wanted a simple image, with few elements, and this setting was magical the clouds and light in the village, helped enough
I use a Nikon d810, a Tokina 16-28mm 2.8 and a Manfrotto 055 Pro tripod
I am a lover of the night sky, recently did a project about the sky in Portugal, you can search for "I Capture The Starry Skies Of Less-Polluted Places" and this is a continuation of this project
all landscape photography has a lot of post production, and this too, this consists of several photos, one for the 1st plan and a panorama of 8 photos to the Milky Way
In my camera bag
My backpack is a mess, in addition to the Nikon D810, the Tokina 16-28mm 2.8, also use the famous 50mm 1.8 and 85mm 1.4 and as the second body a D7000, my tripod Manfrotto 055, flash, some filters, some batteries, biscuits, cleaning kits ...
Go out! Go out! Find the place with less light pollution and admire the wonderful night sky, then, take some photos!

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