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Milky Way stars over Landscape Arch | by IronRodArt - Royce Bair ("Star Shooter")
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Milky Way stars over Landscape Arch

Milky Way stars over Landscape Arch, in Arches National Park. The arch was illuminated by a 2-million candle power, stationary, reflected light (not light painting) about 700 feet to the left of the camera.


See the awe-inspiring NightScape VIDEO – with one Milky Way after another!


Longest and thinnest natural arch in the world: Landscape has the widest span of any natural arch in the park: 290 feet (88 m.).


Canon 5D Mark II

EF 15mm f2.8 Fisheye @ f2.8

30 seconds (16" of artificial illumination during this time - duration controlled by my son, Chris)

ISO 3200

Additional technical stuff

Behind the scenes: The NightScape Story


My new ebook, Milky Way NightScapes, gives extensive details on how to enhance the landscape foreground. Three other chapters cover planning, scouting, forecasting star/landscape alignment, shooting and post processing.


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Taken on October 20, 2011