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June 20, 2009
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
69/1 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
14 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jun 18, 2008, 6:11:28 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Custodian by heeeeman Custodian by heeeeman
Split Point, Airey's Inlet Lighthouse, Victoria, Australia with the Southern Hemisphere's half of the Milky Way in the background.

It looks as if the light house is guarding the galaxy from disaster.

The moment I saw the result on my camera's LCD screen, I knew I had an amazing opportunity here. I stood there for a good hour in the blistering cold shooting long exposures. I wanted to capture the stars with as little Earth-rotation as possible. The Light house itself is lit from passing cars in the distance during the exposure.

I diddn't even notice the shooting star, but the camera did, in almost every exposure there were at least one.

This is a single exposure of 14mm, 400ISO, 2.8f, 69s

WINNER of 4th place in the Science category in the 2009 International Aperture awards [link]
GOLD award in the Science and Nature category of the 2010 AIPP National Awards
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OH...my god. I hope you understand how amazing this picture is. Just...exactly how amazing and beautiful and fantastic I find this picture. The lighthouse alone would be one thing, but the background is what really makes this picture. The colours are great, and I love that you caught a shooting star there too!

Your vision comes through 100%. Light from Earth reaching up to the stars. Beautiful.

Originality is there 100% as well. I've never seen this before. People often take pictures of the stars, but you chose to ground it with the lighthouse, and it definitely works, not grounding it at all in the bad sense, but drawing your eye up to the stars and making it stick out instead of being too flat.

Your technique is spot on too! Everything is sharp, the lighthouse isn't too dark or too light, the starry sky behind it is perfectly lit, and the angle is magnificent. And the overall impact? Do I even have to say it? 5 stars.

Wow, I'd love to be able to see this many stars in one place, with that beautiful scene before me, but since I can't, thank you for sharing it and allowing me some of that experience. Great job.
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orcasandwolves Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
oh em gee is it really You.. HeMan
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heeeeman Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nah he's my cousin, I'm far more powerful.
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THEbattlefart Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
this island earth
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ExplicitStudios Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Photographer
oh wow this is amazing!
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013

Congratulations, your photograph has been featured in the group, Those-Lovely-Lights. You can view it here: [link]. :huggle:

~Blostma1
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AexF Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
puh .. thats really awsome.
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
your lovely work is featured at :iconwater-and-nature-art: - have a look please and enjoy [link]
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heeeeman Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
cheers :)
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Aurelieromanse Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow!
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maniac82 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
amazing...
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