Under The Milky Way [Pictures of Space]

© Dennis Behm

Under The Milky Way

Uploaded: September 01, 2012 17:24:03


Another shot of the Milky Way - this one with a tractor composited into it.
17-40 mm at 17 mm, f/4, 30 sec, ISO 5000


Howard Eisenberg September 01, 2012

Well done Dennis! I love the silhouette with the Milky Way. Crisp, clean, and well composed. #1483959

Dennis Behm September 01, 2012

Thank you Howard. #10304590

Arthur Bohlmann September 02, 2012

Oustanding capture, this is my favorite of the two you just posted. I like everything about this one. Hope to see this one in the winners circle. #10305050

Dennis Behm September 02, 2012

Thank you Arthur. #10305083

Susan Williams September 02, 2012

A very striking image, Dennis. Capturing the Milky Way is always impressive and you've done outstanding work here. Adding the silhouette of the tractor touches my heart, having grown up in Wisconsin, where there is an abundance of farmland and clear skies. Very creative and excellent work. #10305330

David Resnikoff level-classic September 03, 2012


Fantastic shot.
How did you calculate the time of exposure?

David R #10306369

Dennis Behm September 03, 2012

Thank you Susan. This was my second attempt shooting the Milky Way, and it is much better than my first. However, I think there is still room for improvement. See my response to David, below. #10306554

Dennis Behm September 03, 2012

Thank you David. I looked back through my images in Lightroom to refresh my memory. I wasn't sure what exposure to use, so I took several images, all at f/4. I started with 20 sec at ISO 3200, and increased to the exposure of this image at 30 sec and ISO 5000. On the computer I saw that this exposure had a lot of noise, so I used the strongest setting available in Topaz Denoise. I plan to rent a faster lens when I travel to Colorado and New Mexico next month; hope to get some better images (assuming the Milky Way is visible). #10306575

Gary R. Smith September 03, 2012

Great shot, Dennis. It inspires me!! #10306581

Dennis Behm September 03, 2012

Thank you Gary. #10306585

Kalena Randall September 03, 2012

All I can say is "Wow"! Fantastic shot, Dennis! #10307282

Dennis Behm September 03, 2012

Thank you Kalena. #10307287

James Garrison September 05, 2012

Wonderful image Dennis. #10310600

Dennis Behm September 05, 2012

Thank you James. #10310602

Carla Capra Anderson September 29, 2012

Fantastic! I'm lov'n this one. #10346340

Dennis Behm September 29, 2012

Thank you, Carla. #10346399

Arthur Bohlmann October 29, 2012

Congratz Dennis #10390406

Susan Williams October 29, 2012

Congratulations, Dennis. Love this image. #10390429

David Resnikoff level-classic October 29, 2012


Big , Huge Congratulations.
David R #10390475

Howard Eisenberg October 29, 2012

Congratulations Dennis. This is an awesome piece of work! #10390711

Merna L. Nobile October 29, 2012

Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna #10392205

Carla Capra Anderson October 29, 2012

Dennis, I was hoping this one would receive a badge. Awesome...Congratulations! #10392541

Dennis Behm October 29, 2012

Thank you everyone for the kind words. #10392808

Monnie Ryan October 30, 2012

Outstanding, Dennis - congratulations once again! #10394697

Dennis Behm October 30, 2012

Thank you, Monnie. #10395723

Kalena Randall November 02, 2012

Congrats on the Finalist award! I have only seen the Milky Way one time. This brings back wonderful memories! #10401024

Dennis Behm November 02, 2012

Thank you, Kalena. #10401283

Gary R. Smith November 07, 2012

Hi Dennis,

Congratulations on the Finalist!! This is a fine photograph and truly worthy. #10408350

Dennis Behm November 07, 2012

Thank you, Gary. #10408699

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