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Moonlight across Cathedral Valley | by IronRodArt - Royce Bair ("Star Shooter")
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Moonlight across Cathedral Valley

Starry night sky with moonlight streaking across the Upper Cathedral Valley monoliths in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. This is a remote area in the northern most region of the park that is only accessible with a four-wheel drive vehicle via primitive dirt roads and river crossings! (I only saw three other vehicles on this trip.) The monument on the right is about 400 feet (122 m.) high. It is enhanced with light painting from two stationary incandescent lights and one handheld, 2-million candlepower quartz halogen light -- from a distance of 900 feet (274 m.) away (see the "Comparison" and the lighting map, below).

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L II USM Lens

15 sec @ F2.5 • ISO 2500


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Taken on April 10, 2012