Deep Purple

Here's a shot that I made in the middle of the night of the penstemon that was in the last shot with Mount Hood and the Milky Way above them.


I'm not sure how many other people photograph wildflowers in the pitch black night time. :) I lightly light painted the flowers with my led light.


I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on this one. Thanks. :)

  • Kirpernicus 4y

    Awesome long exposure Gary, very unique!
  • Michael Guttman PRO 4y

    Wow, this is rather amazing that you not only got all those stars, but you also got all those flowers. A really amazing photograph!
  • kevin hinson 4y

    I love the way you left that purple in the foreground... this works beautifully.
  • Arman Werth PRO 4y

    Very beautiful and original shot!
  • Panorama Paul PRO 4y

    You sure have a lot of photographic energy Gary... for a guy who never sleeps!!! I love how you managed to get so much details out of those flowers in the dim star-light... did you blend several images to get this... or did you do some (very subtle) light-painting?
  • lea hebert PRO 4y

    simply awesome.
  • kathy koch PRO 4y

    Pure magic, Gary. Amazing how you could capture that gorgeous night sky and also a beautiful field of flowers. Brilliantly captured.
  • Gary Randall PRO 4y

    Panorama Paul
    Thank you Paul. Subtle light painting. :)
  • Dave Berryman 4y

    Very beautiful work Gary!!!
  • Brad Christensen PRO 4y

    Great shot
  • Jesse Grubbs 4y

    wow that is extremely cool
  • Brody J PRO 4y

    One of the very best night moves I've EVER seen, Bro!!! Thanks for taking us to mystical places!!!
  • Caitlyn Park 4y

    Your work never stops amazing me!!
  • Bruce Couch PRO 4y

    This one is freaking gorgeous!
  • tackyshack PRO 4y

    Purple and Blue. Heaven.
  • Jonathan Gedney 4y

    Beautiful color...nice job painting the flowers. They are bright enough to bring out a gorgeous hue but not too bright to overwhelm the picture. Nicely done!
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  • Jon Corley 4y

    Looks really good.
  • Artifex Images PRO 4y

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Taken on August 21, 2011
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