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Dartmoor Milky Way by Alex37 Dartmoor Milky Way by Alex37
In the summer the Milky Way rises a little bit higher into the southern and eastern sky as seen from Dartmoor allowing a brief window of opportunity to look towards the center of the galaxy, as seen to the right of this image. The light pollution from Plymouth and Princetown isn't ideal, but it does help to reveal one of the most striking silhouettes to be found on Dartmoor. This was taken during a 'wild' camp on Staple Tor on a warm but windy evening. The blue in the sky to the right of the image continued through the night as the sun moved below the horizon. This image was taken at just a few minutes after midnight. The smudge you see to the left is the Andromeda Galaxy and the section of Milky Way shown is (approximately) from Cassiopeia on the left to Sagittarius on the far right. This is without a shadow of a doubt the best night I have ever spent on Dartmoor!

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drnda42 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Nod !... ;-}
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
The framing of this is flawless. The silhouettes in the foreground could not present a better contrast... stone age and space age, the solidity of Earth beneath our feet, and the nebulous dreams of the future.
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Meema Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice!
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MorganWolfram Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Writer
Brilliant
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SophieTheCookie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
oh, wow... just... wow... I'm speechless! That looks so gorgeous! Great shot :)
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
nice work...
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
oh wow, that is outstanding alex, :wow:
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enewport Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just wow! I love how you have taken this photo, amazing!
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CanonBallFoto Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Tremendous photo!! Can you tell me what exposure, etc. you used?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ISO 3200, F2.8, 30 seconds
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CanonBallFoto Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
great thank you very much!!! I'll give it a try as soon as I'm out of the city and got some stars to see
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Ouistitis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Amazing sky !
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
I always wondered why you didn't shot something like this yet. Looks niffty, the combination of the Tor and the stars really fits atmospherewise. Primal elements of nature symbolized and put into perspective. :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
well I have, but with inferior gear. There is a very narrow window, relatively seaking, for shooting the milky way in the UK (around the summer) and with so much cloud and rain...
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Yeah, I spent two nights at the famous Chesterton Mill without seeing a single star with my eyes due to high humidity and also I assume light pollution. Thought It'd be easier in the Cornwall / Devon area. Either way, I love this shot! :D
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VisualPurple Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic pic! :)
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aprmason Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Alex,

Outstanding.

Toni.
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb!
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
wonderful:)
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
wonderful
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