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Winter Star Trail Reflection, Half Dome, Yosemite

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 22 March 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Night photography has become a big part of my personal photography and my workshops. In last month's Yosemite winter workshop, I took the group out after dinner to photograph Half Dome on a moonless night. To give me time to assist everyone, I decided to do a single long exposure rather than multiple shorter exposures. I write more about it here.

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Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Excellent capture!

22 Mar 2012 5:34am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Well done !

22 Mar 2012 7:47am

Florence from Paris, France

A rain of stars. Magic. And gorgeous, as always.

22 Mar 2012 8:30am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

great!!!

22 Mar 2012 11:26am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is just fantastic, Gary! The river is doing a magnificent reflection number here..and the stars look as if they are bouncing off a wall like a tennis ball and bouncing back at the appropriate angle! Amazing ....

22 Mar 2012 11:42am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

24 minutes!
Man.......how long did it take for the camera to process and save it to the card?
Stonking great result, massive quality :-)

22 Mar 2012 12:57pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh my! I am always disappointed with my own tries at nighttime photography....I'd better read your blog post! This is so amazingly clear and beautiful- I can imagine myself there, feeling the cold!

22 Mar 2012 2:45pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooow!
very nice!!!
Wonderful!

22 Mar 2012 7:08pm

alex centrella from California, United States

well caught ..

22 Mar 2012 8:19pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful composition and indeed fine work on the exposure! i also like the clean and clear feel about this photo!

26 Mar 2012 2:32am