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starry night

Oh man- I hadn't seen stars like this in over 15 years!!

Way up in the mountains, far away from any light pollution, the stars were absolutely stunning.

 

This photo was taken at about 7:30pm, just as the last few rays of sun were fading over the western horizon. A few hours later, the moon rose up into the sky, illuminating all the ice crystals in the upper atmosphere, effectively covering up the starscape above...

 

I froze my nads off taking this photo, but I think it was worth it. =)

 

30 second exp. (ISO 1600, f/4) - Canon EFS 10-22mm USM lens

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Taken on September 20, 2008