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traceyjohnson July 11, 2016
What a stunning capture.x
 
alishaclarke July 20, 2016
Excellent astrophotography!
 
thelucideye July 20, 2016
This is an amazing shot! Inspiring! Thanks for sharing
 
Witmar July 21, 2016
good work
 
Carty5270 July 21, 2016
Incredible!
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kristigott August 01, 2016
I love the colors on this and the composition. It gives me a sense of wonder. Reflections in water that mirror the sky are so beautiful. Both interesting and beautiful.
 
StrangeBrewPhotography August 14, 2016
Awesome.
 
CWphotos5 August 31, 2016
Breathtaking!!!
 
RosaDawn September 20, 2016
absolutely amazing
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cgmarshall3 November 02, 2016
WOW, stunning shot love it.
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llowzz May 28, 2017
WOW...,,Awesome the longer you look the more you see ,,,,Inspiring.
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Alfredo_Jose June 26, 2017
Superb! Mind blowing!
 
sigridbh September 20, 2017
This is incredibly beautiful - a work of art!
 
selvakkumar December 13, 2017
Awesome... Awesome... Awesome...

Devils Lake



Mirrored panorama of the Full Milkyway Over Goblin Valley state park in Utah. The original Panorama was 26 images and took almost 5 hours including the very lo...
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Mirrored panorama of the Full Milkyway Over Goblin Valley state park in Utah. The original Panorama was 26 images and took almost 5 hours including the very long exposures for the foreground.
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Behind The Lens

Location
Goblin Valley State park in southern Utah, it's a pretty cool little place about an hour and a half from arches national park.
Time
This was taken around 3 am, when the milky way was near the peak of it's vertical alignment that night.
Lighting
This photo took so many frames and so long to take that there is some faint light from astronomical twilight illuminating the foreground that you can see fade into the left side of the photo.
Equipment
cannon rebel t5i with the tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 lens. I was using an old Velbon tripod that has a ball head.
Inspiration
When I arrived at the park I noticed that the tail end of the Milky Way aligned with that tall left goblin and thought a pano with it jetting out from that alignment would be really cool.
Editing
Yes, there is a lot of color adjustment and contrast added to help bring out the colors in the sky. The foreground was relatively untouched except for noise reduction, however I do a lot of adjustment in the sky and stars to try and dehaze and bring back that natural astronomical beauty.
In my camera bag
I typically carry a lot of batteries in my bag. I always seem to eat up battery power very quickly. SD cards are also a huge plus, carry as many as you can always!!!
Feedback
Make sure and stitch at the edges of your pano, this was very very hard to align since I overlapped too far and had to do it by hand.

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