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Galaxy over Assynt by Alex37 Galaxy over Assynt by Alex37
Shot about 6 ft from my tent half way up Stac Pollaidh (said Stack Polly). On the left Suilven, on the right Cul Mor.

Simply the best night sky I have ever seen, totally amazing. This is looking out on the edge of the milky way. Of more interest could be the pink and feint green glow on the horizon in a due north direction. Since there isnt anything that could cause light pollution in that direction I am inclined to think this may be the northern lights at the very end of the season.

The technical info is ISO6400 for 90 seconds at f4 and 17mm. Not the best noise wise so I did the best to reduce that in the landscape by averaging exposures. Obviously you cant do that with the stars because they are moving!
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Suggester said; "I love night shots and this one is brilliant, thanks to the sheer number of stars that are visible. I can't think of anything else to say other than: Wow!"

Galaxy over Assynt by ~Alex37 ( Suggested by GraphiteColours and Featured by Anoya )
:icondarkmoon248:
WOW it's really beautiful!!
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zhangzongzheng Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work
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purplenothing Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are faces in the stars.
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Alex37 Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The human brain is genetically developed to recognise faces!
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purplenothing Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I might point them out in a photo shop program and show you i think you will freak out doesn't mean the faces are in the stars more like in front of the camera from spirits ect.
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:icondancingknight:
more astounding than any digital edited product!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Awesome picture! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconmomo8d:
Would it be alright if I used this in a manipulation? Only the stars are going to be used, actually, I'd just like to put some stars in the sky... It's a gorgeous picture, by the way. [:
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solrighal Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot!
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Alex37 Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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