Starry, Starry Night [69365 Catch All ]

© Ken Smith

Starry, Starry Night

Uploaded: September 29, 2011 04:05:08


Redfish Lake, in the Sawtooth Mountains. The lights are from the dock of the Redfish Lodge.

I had to set ISO to 6400 with max aperture, and limit exposure to 20 seconds to prevent star trails. There's some noise in the photo, but it did allow me to capture the brilliant night sky.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 15/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 6400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic September 29, 2011

Oh...I have really been wanting to get out and do this. Wonderful capture of the night sky Ken. #1411611

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 29, 2011

Beautiful capture, Ken. #9704688

Michelle Alton September 29, 2011

Wow...this is fabulous! I don't know how you figured out the 20-second exposure, but what a brilliant capture!

Now I probably won't sleep well until I figure out a way to get that camera off my wish list and into my camera bag! #9704691

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 29, 2011

Wow - Very Impressive!! #9704695

Joy Rector September 29, 2011

wow, awesome #9704714

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe September 29, 2011

Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyup! Great one!! #9704767

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe September 29, 2011

Really nice night capture Ken! #9704827

Gina Cormier level-classic September 29, 2011

My...My....will you look at all those stars!!!!!!
Gorgeous Ken!!! #9704914

Dayna Cain level-classic September 29, 2011

Love this image Ken. Just beautiful! #9704926

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 29, 2011

Wow Ken, gorgeous result! I've got to try night stars some day #9704990

Debra R. Harder September 29, 2011

This is so AWESOME, Ken! I've seen some images using this technique and I love them. This is brilliant. Funny...I had my camera out last night practicing star trails. This is next. Beautiful image, Ken! Deb #9705104

Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 29, 2011

Incredible Ken! Way to go! #9706187

Renee Doyle October 02, 2011

B E A U T I F U L Ken!!! Wish I had of seen it :-) #9710331

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 03, 2011

Love it!!! Noise who cares!!!! #9712940

Stacey Williams October 04, 2011

Forget about noise. It's absolutely beautiful!

James E. Coleman level-classic October 08, 2011

Well Ken,
Sorry but I listened very closely and heard no noise!..:)
Hey buddy neat capture! Hope you are doing well! #9724412

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 13, 2011

Very cool capture, Ken!
I've gotta try this one day.
~♥~Lisa #9733731

Mary Timman October 18, 2011

Excellent shot! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #9743732

Tammy Espino October 18, 2011

Congrats on your wonderful finalist :) #9743745

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 18, 2011

Go Ken Go...I think we will see this again!

Loved it..

jo ann c. #9743959

Boyd L. Alexander October 18, 2011

Congratulations on this awesome and beautiful finalist Ken!! #9744093

Avril Young October 18, 2011

congrats on this stunning finalist Ken.. #9744248

Danny B. Head October 18, 2011

Cool! Congrats! #9744345

October 18, 2011

Well done! #9744509

Carol Eade level-addict October 18, 2011

Awesome shot, congratulations Ken! #9744571

Lucy Abrao level-classic October 18, 2011

Great shot, Ken! Congratulations and best at the next level. Lucy #9745220

Graeme yew Chow October 18, 2011

Beautiful starry night ! Congratulations Ken. #9745297

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 18, 2011

it's a beauty Ken, congratulations on your spectacular finalist!!! #9745508

Susan D. Royce level-classic October 19, 2011

Wonderful finalist . . . worth all the effort! Congratulations! #9746301

Patrick Rouzes October 19, 2011

Incredible finalist,Ken! Congratulations, my friend! #9747207

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 19, 2011

Awesome night capture Ken. Congratulations on finalist award. #9747451

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 19, 2011

WOW!!! This is AWESOME!!! I will be sure to remember those settings, thank you for including them!!! <>< #9747759

October 19, 2011

I like the emphasis on the starry sky at night. #9748214

Renee Doyle October 19, 2011

Great shot and wonderful finalist Ken!!! BIG congratulations to you! #9748964

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe October 19, 2011

Congratulations Ken on a wonderful capture - on to gold...this is beautiful and thank you for sharing the details of how you captured this...Cheers =^..^= #9748967

Tamara K. Walker level-classic October 19, 2011

Okay Ken I want to learn how to do this. Congratulations! #9749376

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 20, 2011

Ken this is so incredibly beautiful! I hope it goes gold or better yet GP! Congratulations! #9750012

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 20, 2011

I'm with Courtenay! Awesome! Congrats! #9750108

Debra R. Harder October 20, 2011

This is an incredible image, Ken...and a GOLD winner in my book! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #9750250

Eivor Kuchta October 20, 2011

Fantastic job with the exposure here, Ken! I bet you had to do some tries before you got it right. Not much noise, being ISO 6400. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round! #9750764

Stacey Williams October 20, 2011

Congrats Ken on your well deserved finalist! Good luck in the next round. #9750822

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic October 20, 2011

Congrats, Ken...this is beautiful! #9751196

Dayna Cain level-classic October 21, 2011

An amazing capture for sure. Excellant! #9752186

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 21, 2011

Wow, Ken! What a capture... What a treat to enjoy dark skies... I remember them from childhood, but alas, haven't seen the Milky Way with the naked eye in a very long time. Thanks for sharing this terrific image! #9753022

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 22, 2011

Simply incredible Ken, a wonderful exposure! Thanks for sharing your settings with us.

Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round!! #9754337

Kathy Cline October 23, 2011

Killer shot Ken and night time is soooo tricky!
Congratulations and have a blessed day.

Merna L. Nobile October 31, 2011

May your heart catch the joy of the moment and soar!
I am so happy for you!

Nancy (Peaches) Harker November 20, 2011

Amazing Ken, really a beautiful capture!!
Congratulations on your finalist!!! #9821976

Carlton Ward level-classic January 30, 2012

Fantastic capture Ken and thanks for your sharing your experience so I can try to capture the Milky Way myself :)
Thank you,
Carlton #9956459

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