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Reflection of the Galaxy

By alierturk
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Reflection of the Galaxy | Pfeiffer Beach, California

We travelled on Saturday to Big Sur with Guillaume Desachy and made some Milky Way shot at the Pfeiffer Beach. We actually went there to shoot the Keyhole Arch, which we did at the sunset...Then while we were moving to Bixby Bridge to make some Milky Way photos, we found this small pond which nicely reflecting the stars. This is a single photo taken with Nikon D800, 14-24mm lens at (14 mm), f 2.8, Iso 3200, and shutter 20 seconds. It is processed with Lightroom and Photoshop to enhance the contrast of Milky Way both in the sky and at the reflections. I also increase the exposure for the foreground sand...

thank you very much all, for your comments and faves... 

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Image size
934x1400px 1.16 MB
Shutter Speed
20/1 second
Focal Length
14 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 29, 2013, 6:36:02 PM
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starwitchstone's avatar
This is so incredibly beautiful. 
OshimaruKung7285's avatar
wow, so impressive .
FieryLoki's avatar
Is this how the sky and the stars really look like?
nonculture's avatar
great shot!  positioning and framing are great and draw to the reflection as well, nice!
RoronoaZoro65543's avatar
This is sooooo INCREDIBLE. Honestly, your photography inspires me. :#1:
forestchild666's avatar
oo sooo cool!! this makes me want to travel out west just so i can see the milky way :heart:
djinn98's avatar
I love these natural photos you create!  Great job!
BlueBoxDrifter's avatar
Wow! this is beyond amazing
SpartanB214's avatar
:tears: the reflection.. it's perfect.
Gobbie2's avatar
Oh my stars!
pastrybandit4life's avatar
Question, why does the reflection shift to the right?
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MiaDiAngels's avatar
I am just in love with it, it is beatiful. 
ShaSinnsyk's avatar
Just an amazing and incredible shot...well done!
theogroen's avatar
this is very special. Thank you for this shot and all the detailed Informations. ISO 3200? WOW
Soul-of-Thunder's avatar
Beautiful, I love the way the star are reflected in the water below. 
Cenitopius's avatar
If you do any more night sky shots, could you take widescreen-monitor aspect ratio shots as well? This is the kind of thing I'd like to see every time I turn my PC on.
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Phonexia's avatar
Really stunning o.o

I love space and stars too much >.<
TheBamas's avatar
good art are really worth  the attention :) :clap:
Moosplauze's avatar
Awesome, good job! And thanks for the info, always interesting to learn how good shots were taken. :)
faltugrapher's avatar
beautiful picture and even beautiful your heart :) thank you so much for adding all the details for new learners. Extremely helpful
Explosive--Art's avatar
This is breath taking!! Beautiful!! 
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