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Milky Way

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Milky Way
Milky Way
30 Sec - f/2.8 - ISO 3200 - 14mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 14mm f/2.8L

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Stephen Shoff
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    Wow, Jeff, that is great! A new style of light painting?

Sure gets past the photo-realistic. Looks like science fiction. Great job on capturing the stars and Milky Way. Is it a moonrise that is lighting the sky?


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10/14/2012 9:47:07 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks, Stephen! This was captured Friday night near Lucin, UT. This is one of the Lucin Sun Tunnels (Peter - that should give you some good Google reading). Four friends and I headed out and spent the night there, doing some light painting, time lapse, stars, and the sunrise. There was only about a 5% moon, and this was taken at about 11 pm, so the light here is ambient light coming from the west.

Here's a shot of the tunnels in the daylight.


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10/15/2012 5:19:55 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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How magical! :~) I love that you included the tunnel and didn't just do the sky. I like the sillouhette the tunnel made and how it starts off skinny on one end and ends up fat on the other. I can't believe how beautiful the sky is there. We can't see that much here because of all the light pollution. This might make a nice panorama too!


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10/15/2012 5:39:47 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks, Aimee! I played around with some different crops, but just couldn't bring myself to chopping off part of the milky way.

I just made a 13x19 print of this and it's pretty fantastic. Going on my wall for sure.


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10/15/2012 5:54:23 AM

 
Elaine Hessler
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Very cool!


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10/15/2012 5:57:47 AM

 
Kristin Duff
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I read about these once in a magazine but had no idea this photo was one and the same. Saw your photos on face book and thought Wow! Great job Jeff! I admire your dedication to the art form...up all night!


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10/15/2012 6:33:55 AM

 
Rita K. Connell
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wow this is really fantastic jeff, really makes you think about how vast the universe is. I like how you added the tunnel into the image well done!


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10/15/2012 7:58:24 AM

 
Brandi K. Mills
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Gorgeous! I would hang this on my wall too!


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10/15/2012 8:51:56 AM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Wow Jeff - one of the most dramatic night sky scenes I have had the pleasure of viewing. Definitely would be printed and on my wall too. It is going in my favorites which is as close as I can come.


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10/15/2012 11:15:36 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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True there isn't enough room to just cut off some from the bottom for a pano. O I bet it looks great...did you go with matte paper?


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10/15/2012 12:36:27 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Remember Jeff. You promised me the Milky Way when I come up next spring! Haven't seen it since I was a kid and that was a looooooog time ago.


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10/15/2012 2:36:47 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks, everyone! I'm really excited about this image, I've wanted a good milky way shot for a long time.

Aimee - I printed it on Canon Platinum Pro paper which is a high gloss. It looks really cool.

Dale - sounds like a good plan. If y'all come out here for next year's trip, I've got several places that we can head to for some night time photo ops.


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10/15/2012 2:49:37 PM

 
lisa anderson
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Jeff, this is fantastic! It's going in my favourites :)


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10/15/2012 4:30:19 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Well this is pretty darned FANTASTIC!!! I'd hang it on my wall too.

I've always wanted to see the Milky Way.

I'm all for a trip to Utah and some night time photo ops!


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10/15/2012 6:49:42 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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So cool Jeff - just gorgeous, and it must have been so much fun too! Jealous! Hey Teresa, when you fly up here, we should just fly down to Utah for a night! :) Let's dream big!


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10/16/2012 6:33:10 AM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Oh, Jeff - squirrel! Nate really loves the light painting you do. Maybe when we come your way next summer, we could go to this place and set our camper up for the night? Is that allowed????


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10/16/2012 6:34:15 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Absolutely, Deb! We camped there Friday evening. There is literally nothing for miles, no water, power, cell service, etc. There's actually another place (the Spiral Jetty) that would be fun to do the same thing. We could make it a two-night venture. Spend a night at the Jetty, then move and spend the second night at the Tunnels. Would be pretty fantastic!


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10/16/2012 7:33:27 AM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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I wanna come!!


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10/16/2012 1:06:47 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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What an amazing picture! I bet it looks great on the wall! I also bet we will see this again.... Such beautiful light and composition.. Does make us realize how vast our universe is...


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10/16/2012 6:23:34 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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YES! Oh, I am excited! Nate thinks it is a great idea too - he loved the stars pic! And I can just see my girls running across that space!


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10/16/2012 6:39:28 PM

 
Dayna Cain
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This image is INCREDIBLE! I am in AWE!


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11/16/2012 4:35:56 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks, Dayna!


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11/16/2012 8:06:08 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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This is a had to be and should go further. A big congratulations Jeff!


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11/29/2012 7:54:57 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks, Mike!


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11/29/2012 9:55:19 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Oh MY...My jaw is hanging down to my knees!

This is ASTONISHINGLY brilliant. Congratulations. I'll be saying it again when it's a big winner!


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11/30/2012 5:00:12 AM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Very very cool, beautiful (!!) shot!! Congratulations!!


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11/30/2012 5:20:57 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist.


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11/30/2012 8:19:49 AM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Just stunning, Jeff. Congrats on a well-deserved finalist!


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11/30/2012 10:00:58 AM

 
Susan Reynolds
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I'm so glad this won finalist...I will be disappointed if it doesn't just win hands down! Congratulations on a very creative photograph, Jeff!


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11/30/2012 1:29:55 PM

 
Elaine Hessler
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Congrats!!!


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11/30/2012 5:09:24 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Congrats Jeff!! This is truly a fantastic shot!


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11/30/2012 5:50:36 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Thanks, everyone! Your kind words are much appreciated.


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11/30/2012 9:28:16 PM

 
Kristin Duff
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Congratulations Jeff! I knew this one win be a winner whenI first saw! Good job!


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11/30/2012 11:00:17 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.
CONGRATULATIONS! Merna


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12/9/2012 11:01:59 AM

 
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