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Milky Way Mountains by BuuckPhotography Milky Way Mountains by BuuckPhotography
This is my first night sky photo. By no means is it perfect, but I just really enjoy how the galaxy flows out from between the jagged Kearsarge Pinnacles. The sky was so clear up there in Kings Canyon Nat'l Park :D

See the entire trip at: Flickr - Kearsarge Pass 2011
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:iconsophiablackwoodart:
breathtaking photo
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plainordinary1 Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what an incredible night view this is! :heart:
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Aya-Lunar Feb 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is just amazing!
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BuuckPhotography Mar 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
I'm happy to read your stunned response :)
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Aya-Lunar Mar 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Glad you are :aww:
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:iconbronyonabudget:
Is this actually what the sky looked like?  Or is this digitally enhanced or a composite?  Either way, a lovely image
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BuuckPhotography Mar 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
In a way yes, but to answer your question, it was not like this in person.  The naked eye can only pick up so much light (aperture limit).  The sky was very dark up in Kings Canyon National Park (high elevation and no cities for hundreds of miles).  With a darker sky, the stars look brighter in comparison.  Hence, we were able to easily see the milky way with our naked eyes.  It was amazing to see :)

I had my camera on a slow shutter speed, which allowed it to pick up more light.  That added exposure amplified the brightness of each star.  So this photo is how it looked in real life, just not nearly as brilliant, since the camera amplified the brightness.  I did a little digital tweaking afterwards, but it's primarily the product of camera mechanics.

Hopefully that answered your question.  I know I got a bit carried away with my explanation :)
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:iconbronyonabudget:
Thanks for the detailed answer!  Don't worry, I have a tendency to give long explanations about my work too :)
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BuuckPhotography Mar 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
I guess we like to be thorough :)
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Fraisierdepines3 Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
wow *_* all of you pictures are nice :heart: I feel honored to watch you :la:
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