Arches and Stars

© Arthur Rosch

Arches and Stars

Uploaded: November 15, 2005


Shooting through the arch for about twenty minutes, and flashing a light in twenty
second bursts five times.


Colette M. Metcalf November 15, 2005

Nice image, Art!!! #344512

Arthur Rosch November 15, 2005

Thanks Colette. Got another one, but
it'll wait till tomorrow. Not sure
which one I like the best.

Art #2078878

James Reininger November 15, 2005

Excellent image Arthur!!! #2079638

Deborah Sandidge November 15, 2005

Just wonderful, Arthur, love the swirl of blue stars and the arches you captured! How were the arches illuminated, was there just enough light? I wonder about "painting" with light pens, I'd love to try that one day. #2081207

Janine Russell level-deluxe November 15, 2005

Arthur; awesome capture with great colors, detail and curves. #2081606

Arthur Rosch November 15, 2005

I used a big flashlight. Actually,
it doesn't take much light to bring out
the color and features, but waving it
around evenly is important. Every
exposure looks a little different,
and it takes practice to find the timing.

art #2081614

Darryl Wilkinson December 20, 2005

Very creative design, Arthur! Congratulations on your POTD!!! #2202011

Jessica L. Richard December 20, 2005

very beautiful, great work! congrats on POTD! #2202364

Joy Rector December 20, 2005

congrats on your POTD #2202424

Emanuel R.L Marcos December 20, 2005

Excellent foto Arthur!
The time u spend with this picture was really worthy! Congratulations #2202470

Ed Heaton December 20, 2005

Well done Art, I've been wanting to try one of these! Congrats on POTD! #2202613

Kelly S. Andrews December 20, 2005

Beautiful! How long was your exposure on this? #2202769

Michelle L. Frick December 20, 2005

Very stunning image. It's a nice start to my day - great job! And, congratulations on POTD! #2202921

Kaye Burazin December 20, 2005

Congratulations on your image making POTD Art! Your gallery is so breathtaking!!! #2203033

Laura Clay-Ballard December 20, 2005

gorgeous work! congrats on potd! #2203105

Evy Johansen level-classic December 20, 2005

Wow.. awesome image, Art - as usual...!!
Big congratulations on your well deserved POTD!! #2203175

Kay Beausoleil December 20, 2005

Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD, Art! #2203376

Martin J. Preslar December 20, 2005

WOWSA!!!!! Great image Arthur!!!! Congrats on the POTD! It is well deserved!!!!! Bravo!!!!!! (Did I mention that I liked the picure? LOL!) #2203477

Kathleen R. Struckle December 20, 2005

Very creative image. Congrats on POTD!! #2203546

France Freeman December 20, 2005

Very cool shot Arthur! A well deserved POTD. I'm interested too in your exposure time. The quality looks great. #2203739

Susie Peek-Swint December 20, 2005

Very cool Art ~ many congrats on potd!
susie #2203854

Arthur Rosch December 20, 2005

Thanks everybody. I seem to be the
last to know that this is a POTD.
The exposure is a stack of three eight
and a half minute files, so it's twenty
five and a half minutes, with about
two minutes of flashlight swept over
the arch itself. The stack technique
is easy, but requires a good tripod.
Basically, it's layering in Photoshop
using the Lighten blend mode. Much
less noisy than going for a single
twenty five minute shot.

Art #2203969

Mary N C. Taitt December 20, 2005

WOW! Great shot, cool idea! Thanks for sharing! And congratulations on your POTD! Mary :-) #2204140

Mary N C. Taitt December 20, 2005

WOW! Great shot, cool idea! Thanks for sharing! And congratulations on your POTD! Mary :-) #2204149

Theresa M. VanderStaay December 20, 2005

Very interesting image. Great shot and great idea! Thanks for sharing how you did it. Congrats on POTD! #2204292

December 20, 2005

Congratulations on getting POTD. Love the shot, looks very cool. Just wondering - did you take this in Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs? The arch in your photo looks a lot like the rock formation known as the "Kissing Camels" #2204499

Kathleen Clemons December 20, 2005

Awesome, Art (or....awesome art, Art, lol) Congrats! #2205305

France Freeman December 20, 2005

Interesting! Thanks for sharing your technique. Love this shot and the other star filled landscapes in your gallery. #2206030

Arthur Rosch December 20, 2005

This is called Skyline Arch, in Arches
Nat'l Park, Utah. I had to have an arch
that faced north and that could be reached
on foot in the black of night. This
beauty answered my needs and the walk
wasn't more than about three tenths of
a mile.

art #2206182

Guy D. Biechele level-classic December 20, 2005

Beautiful image! Congrats on your POTD. #2206605

Anita Taylor December 20, 2005

Awesome image, Arthur! Love the colors of the Arch against the blue sky and white star trails. I really like how the trails peak through that hole
:) I have painted with a flashlight, but never outside. #2207111

December 20, 2005

Subhanallah, it's very beautiful, its absolutely state of art. #2207332

December 20, 2005

Just a fantastic photo, it has given me more inspiration to keep trying to take better photos. Go on ya mate. #2207709

Patty Razonable December 20, 2005

Awesome and a very creative image!! Congratulations on your POTD!! #2207783

Arthur Rosch December 21, 2005

Thanks for all your responses. next
time I'll take a smaller flashlight.
I had to hold it over my head in order
to avoid creating shadows. I had
a six pound multi-purpose utility light,
and it was brutal!

Art #2209547

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 02, 2006

Very cool image!! Congratulations! #2244942

Arthur Rosch January 02, 2006

Thanks, Donna!

Art #2245795

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