Milky Way Over Death Valley

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    The arm of the Milky Way arcs over the Racetrack on a moonless night in Death Valley National Park, California

    This panoramic is comprised of 11 images stitched together into one image. Taken under a new moon with little noise pollution it was possible to see the Milky Way with your naked eye. Always humbling to see.

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    1. Fotourbana 39 months ago | reply

      Bellisima !!

    2. wbirt1 39 months ago | reply

      Wonderful night sky panorama!

    3. jody9 39 months ago | reply

      Oh Jim, this needs to be seen (and printed) BIG!

    4. stevenbulman44 39 months ago | reply

      Fabulous image.

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    5. Extra Medium 39 months ago | reply

      Wow what a fantastic idea. Never thought about doing a stitch like that. Great result!

    6. MOUNTAINCULT 39 months ago | reply

      Excellent work Jim.
      I personally don't like some overtextured images of the Milky way. This one is very natural.

    7. Touching Light Photography - dnarich 39 months ago | reply

      This is terrific and really beautiful. I'm curious about your technique - what focal length was required to capture the curve of the Milky Way (to capture enough sky to get this image)? I've often shot with a 20mm for MW shots.

    8. Kumar SS 39 months ago | reply

      Amazing capture!! Thanks for sharing!

    9. PavanM 39 months ago | reply

      What a view..amazing

    10. Hatem AlNajjar  @hatemD90 *OFF 39 months ago | reply

      i spent allot of time stearing at this image 0_0
      awesome !

    11. jimbyrden 39 months ago | reply

      That's quite an incredible image, humbling and awesome

    12. ogid briones 39 months ago | reply

      for's just magnificent! congrats for a job well done.

    13. James ~ Anderson 34 months ago | reply

      Totally stunning shot, awesome work!

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