Starry & Spooky Night In Zion

© Maria A. Gonzalez

Starry & Spooky Night In Zion

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 31, 2010

Good morning, Maria. Beautiful low light capture. Glad you were brave enough to get a few shots. Can see why you wanted to get back since you were alone. Fabulous composition and color. #1322671

MELODIE C. ROBERTS October 31, 2010

I'm Impressed
I would have been on The First Bus Out ;0)

Wonderful Linguine #9006032

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 31, 2010

Wow Maria- Outstanding nightscape capture!! Jeff #9006034

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 31, 2010

You have guts Maria!! Paid off, though, with this gorgeous capture!!! Happy Halloween! #9006065

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 31, 2010

Wonderful Maria. Happy Halloween! #9006117

Jack Gaskin October 31, 2010

Beautiful.. I'd have almost certainly missed the bus.

Happy Shooting
Jack #9006361

Maria A. Gonzalez October 31, 2010

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments...Night photography is very exciting and I wish I could do more of it...
It was spooky and uneasy because it was very dark and nobody was there except me and I was afraid to miss the bus,but I also new they wouldn't have left me there all night,they new I was there..
It was a beautiful starry night and wonderful lighting after you get use of the darkness...It was awesome I had the chance to do it and to capture some images...
Settings:Manual tripod,F/4.5 69.7 sec +0.3 step at 18mm CWAverage and cable release...I had to adjust levels,the original image was dark,when the levels were adjusted the image came to life..
Thanks for your encouragment and good words..I appreciate each comment very much.. #9006848

Carol L. Fowler October 31, 2010

Wonderful capture! #9007209

Terry Cervi level-classic October 31, 2010

Maria, this is just stunning and I'm sure that you were happy to have stayed behind to capture this beauty even though you were alone! #9007475

Aimee S. McMaster November 01, 2010

...WOW Maria...this a amazing!!!!!A winner! Very well done....Happy TKW Day ! #9007837

Marty Straub November 11, 2010

Oh, how magnificent, Mia. Unless you are stuck in a slot canyon after a rainfall, there's not much to fear in The Sanctuary. Yeah, right... you know better. Thanks so much, my friend. We just got back. Yours is the 3rd gallery I'm trying to catch up on, and what a treat to start. A wonderful view of the canyon, and unique because usually everyone is heading to their cozy cottage, and only the dedicated photographer and local lunatics are still up there then. You know, of course, that The Virgin would have brought you home and one of the friendly mule deer would have carried your gear. Maybe next time we could schedule together. The shuttle buses only run on the weekends in Novemeber, so we'd have the safety of the rental to carry us home. Can't wait to see the rest of what I've missed. #9028485

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I took the second to last bus to photographe the moon and stars in Zion..I had my camera and tripod with me,I was drop off and was told I has 30minutes to take the last bus down to the visitor center..It was so dark there and I was by myself..It was spooky,but decided to take some pictures..I felt so uneasy that couldn't photograph long..Took the second to last bus down to my car and went to the campground..Got just a few ok pictures,this one is one the them.
Have a wonderful trip,Marty.
Happy Halloween ,everyone.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 697/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire., White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

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