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Big Dipper, Alabama Hills (near Lone Pine, Ca.)

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 6 August 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

My love of the night sky goes all the way back to my childhood, but I can trace my love for night photography right back to this image.

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Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wonderful night shot!

6 Aug 2011 5:49am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Love that blue night sky. Wonderful view!

6 Aug 2011 8:15pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Why I like returning to aminus3....because of photos like this one of yours! This rock looks like it should be up with those stars or came from there :)

7 Aug 2011 12:20am

Nina from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

This shot is spectacular...fabulous POV. I'd love to play with night photography before it gets cooler again...you've inspired me. And thank you, as a newbie to night shots, for posting the EXIF data to give me a starting point.
Congratulations on the spotlight!

8 Aug 2011 1:34am

Emilio Garcia from Pleasanton, United States

Gorgeous image - stunning colors and sharpness!

8 Aug 2011 2:08am

Andrew from Connecticut, United States

This is great. I love the unique rock formation.

8 Aug 2011 2:40am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb capture! great exposure to get such great detail in the rocks and to catch the stars in the sky as well! love the perspective and angle looking up from underneath the rocks...

8 Aug 2011 3:43am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

suberb. wonderful composition and detail

8 Aug 2011 6:59am

GMPnoc from Madrid, Spain

I'm truly flabbergasted

8 Aug 2011 7:58am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Strange and magnificent stony kiss

8 Aug 2011 10:06am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Wonderful shot...clear, detailed, richly coloured, composition. 4stars. ^)^

8 Aug 2011 1:26pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is truly magnificent, Gary. I love the retained detail in the rocks which adds yet even more drama and beauty to this magical scene. Just a perfect positioning of Ursa Major because of your advance calculations and wonderful skills...This image, truly, is a classic in every sense of the word. The beauty and uniqueness of it is beyond comparison. This one immediately moves to the top of the list for me ;-)All the best, Gary!!

8 Aug 2011 2:23pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

spectacular night shot....wonderful image clarity, lighting & viewpoint composition.....Congratz. on the Spotlight

8 Aug 2011 6:19pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Just an amazing shot, well done!

10 Aug 2011 2:05am

Gary Hart from California, United States

Thanks, everybody. I've been in Yosemite for a few days and didn't realize I'd made the Spotlight. This is one of my favorites--I'm glad everyone else likes it too.

10 Aug 2011 5:32pm

Christophe from Cherbourg, France

Magnifique !

12 Aug 2011 1:55pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

excellent, et d'une simplicité terriblement efficace.

15 Aug 2011 6:50pm

Deisu from Valencia, Spain

Es una imagen maravillosa, y su simplicidad la hace más bonita ;)

5 Oct 2011 1:21pm