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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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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-11-03
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 )
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darkmoon248 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student
WOW it's really beautiful!!
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zhangzongzheng Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work
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purplenothing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are faces in the stars.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The human brain is genetically developed to recognise faces!
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purplenothing Featured By Owner 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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DancingKnight Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
more astounding than any digital edited product!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Awesome picture! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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Momo8D Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
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 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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SOFTPANDA07 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow
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Anoya Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   Photographer
Hi!

I'd like to let you know that I've featured your work in the APN Daily Deviations - November 2011 news article! :hug:
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SetsiAngelSailor Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
featured - [link] :heart:
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DavidLaycockSr Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
In the serene night the stars gather in the skies over the mountains and reflect of the standing pools of water and makes understand that indeed they are not all that and a bag of potato chips, too. And humility becomes the awe of the night.
David L J Laycock, Sr
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evescesann Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have never seen something like that before :D My congratulations :D Beautiful ;)
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Gaart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Awesome!!!
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ansunobe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly fantastic photo! So beautiful...I wish I could witness it with my own eyes. The beauty that is out there...it is simply stunning!
The sky looks so magical it almost makes me believe in Santa :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot. Is Santa not real?
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ansunobe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL :D he is, he is!!!
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SKKDragonKnight Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Wow! Very pretty. I love the night sky. Have you ever gotten a decent picture of the full moon? If so, HOW DID YOU DO IT??? I've been trying to get a good picture of the moon when it's full, but I've failed horribly each time. :(
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yes I have quite a few shots fo the full moon in my gallery. Its a technical excercise. Google it, there are lots of tutorials! Good luck!
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SKKDragonKnight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Thank you! Maybe I'll find some good pictures.
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katchaphrase Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011   General Artist
i actually didn't notice the noise until i read that bit; I was too busy looking at the stars :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ha good :D
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GMG5000 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
IT'S AMAZING, GOOD WORK!!! =D
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AngelRide Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Writer
Fantastic shot! Oh my goodness, the lighting and the stars and everything...it's simply marvelous.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much
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SandalioSpirit17 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is a great shot very beautiful!
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BittersweetLily Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
GORGEOUS!!!!
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Graceful-Assassin11 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
This picture is so absolutely stunning! :wow: I love this! :heart:
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Crown-Queen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love it.
I was wondering where was this photo taken?
Amazing work!!!
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stac Pollaidh in Assynt, Scotland Thanks :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Breathtaking!
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Professor-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wow, this image is breathtaking! :wow:
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Sum1cool Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
It's sad how easy it is to forget that such beautiful things like this exist in the world :) thanks for reminding me.
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :D
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Mararda Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
I actually want to buy this work; it is so beautiful!
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Megamom Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture, great technique and angle, the light in the end everything in this picture is perfect :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Except the noise! Thanks!
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AdARDurden Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WoW !! I would never see anything like this in the BIG city that I live in !! Thank you so very much for sharing this with us !! :dalove:
Congrats on the DD !!! :D
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much :)
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AdARDurden Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Welcome :)
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rubies3 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Oh my god... mind blown
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Makes you feel pretty small looking at that from the ground doesn't it....
I only wish I could see that many stars from where I live, even in the mountains there is so much light pollution from the cities it never is that clear.
Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. It depends which mountains you are talking about, but you do need to be far from cities, it is true
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I live near the rocky mountains in Colorado, You have to go deep into the back country get far enough to see something like this. My first view of the milky way was when I was fourteen, some 19 years ago, I haven't seen it since... the city where I live has expanded so much it rivals Denver now.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well I took a road trip for 12 hours to get this view. Nothing worth having comes easy I am afraid.
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
for sure, It is a pleasure to view!
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Amafel-Elf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a gorgeous photo. What amazing work. I love it!
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Lantis-Erin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing! It looks like someone sprinkled fairy dust across the sky. :)
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