O Holy Night

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Oooooo, aaaaaaahhhh :-)
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I've been struggling all year to bring things up into a new level with my star photography. It's been difficult to do that because 1, I'm not quite sure who/what/where/when I want to go to this "new level" and 2, I've been trying to put attention and effort in so many other areas, I haven't been out relentlessly shooting and experimenting as I want to be.

But, I feel like this one is stepping out into that new area I'm trying to find. Still not sure what it is- but I feel like with this image, I'm closer than I was before.

That's exciting to me :-)
Once I become stagnant, I'm done. Experimentation is my fuel.

What do you think?

This was taken earlier in the month, an hour after leaving a "Star Party" up on Mt Hood. It was fun! Telescopes, binoculars- all kinds of stuff set up to share and learn from. Around midnight, we were ready to move on, so following Gary Randall, we all headed down here to Trillium Lake. This place is beautiful. And, Gary is the master of Trillium Lake/Mt Hood shots!

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  1. MOUNTAINCULT 44 months ago | reply

    Impressive night image and inspiring photostream!

  2. bobcreef 43 months ago | reply

    This is another beautiful shot Ben. I know what you mean about not knowing what direction to take, you want to try so many different aspects of Photography. You are so good in so many areas.

  3. Paint Monkey Art 43 months ago | reply

    Love your work and the tutorials. Keep it up.

  4. peiroleo 43 months ago | reply

    this is marvelous and beautiful!!!

  5. Arlene Castro 43 months ago | reply

    what a joy to see your photo's...

  6. frikosal 43 months ago | reply

    Excellent Ben !

  7. Nick JH 42 months ago | reply

    absolutely awesome man

  8. James Hastie 42 months ago | reply

    Awesome work, you have some spectacular night images, keep up the inspiring work :)

  9. Sauron84 [ www.mirkocostantini.it ] 42 months ago | reply

    Wonderful.....the boat seems to be sailing on the starry sky...wow!

  10. Karen Andrea Photography 42 months ago | reply

    Outstanding! the boat really adds to the image.

    was the light on the boat natural or did you light it a bit? And, how long exposure was this shot?

  11. Ashley Lebedev 40 months ago | reply

    my friend jonathan pointed me to your stream and it's most beautiful.
    happy to see it just before i head to oregon in a few weeks.
    and i facebook FR you.


  12. Sarah Sonny 40 months ago | reply

    stunning, incredible, and unbelievable!!

  13. Omniguard 40 months ago | reply


  14. Lucas. L 39 months ago | reply

    Oow, that's a gorgeus photo. Great job

  15. Teo Morabito 38 months ago | reply

    One of the best photos !

  16. Guy Catling 34 months ago | reply

    honest;y mate thats some really grand contrast but your frame is a little off.

  17. pinkpixel (Slava) 29 months ago | reply

    Wonderful work, Ben! Congrats!

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