All the colors around the world

An hour (or so) long exposure from a solo trek up Tom Dick and Harry that I did sometime last year. I was really drawn to the quiet simplicity of this image in b&w and almost posted the converted version, but in the end I could not shake my fascination with range of colors that this image caught, from the streaking stars to the bleeding spots of color in the sky and on the mountain.


Heh, I remember for this photo that I wrapped myself up in a sleeping bag on the rocky top of the peak and managed to doze off for most of this exposure. The wind was pretty strong that evening and its constant voice (hindered by its cold, prying fingers) lulled me into sleep. Thankfully I set my cell phone's alarm to wake me after the necessary time.

  • Wolodya Kurashow 3y

    What aperture did you use? Awesome!
  • mohammad samandary 3y

    oh! its superb night shot!
  • Gary Weathers 3y

    This is great star shot Zeb :)
  • S. P. Arrow 3y

    Lovely star trails on this shot. Nicely done.
  • Tim Donnelly 3y

    Thats one beautiful result there Zeb..I can definitely see where the colours have fascinated you...they are quite incredible
  • Cecilia Temperli 3y

    What a brilliant shot! I love that you left it in colour. The mountain, the star trails, the colour of the sky are awesome! A pure joy to look at! Seeing this shot at the beginning of my day is going to make my day a happy one! I am also happy for you that it worked out so well! Thanks for sharing!
  • Danielle Nelson 3y

    That's pretty stunning.
  • Kevin Barry 3y

    Very nice, Zeb!
  • JP Benante 3y

    60 mins of analog exposure...this is a metering masterpiece :)
    Compo in the dark is pretty darn good, too!!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )

    Great image ….. A very fine piece of work.
  • Falling Thru The Lens 3y

    Wow, that's spectacular! I agree, those colors are wonderful - I'm always struck by how visible the colors of the stars are in these photos, but not (to me) when I see the actual stars.
  • Benjamin Burkhart 3y

    If this isn't stunning then I don't know what is. Great that you left it in colour.

    Then it occurred to me that I can do the something like with my TLR. None of the issues with noise. Would you mind sharing film sensitivity and aperture?
  • Brian Smithson 3y

    Very cool photograph and I like the back story of drifting off during it :)
  • sethadiah 3y

    Wow. Just wow.
  • Structure & Spontaneity by .K. 3y

  • Blake Herman 3y

    beautiful work.
  • Joey Oliver 3y

    An hour or so. I think im to you now! Ya right
  • Janice L 3y

  • Mattwd 3y

    Hey there, awesome shot! I shared this on Tumblr!
  • P PERON 10mo

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