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Crystal Crag

Crystal Crag
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-19
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Exposure: f/2.8, 8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-17 1:21
Viewed: 4946
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is an old picture I came across in my files, as I was looking for some older data. It is night photograph of an area in the Sierra Nevada mountains, near Mammoth Lakes, California, at an elevation of about 3000 m above sea level.

The peak in the center is called Crystal Crag, and the lake shining below is Lake George. It was a full-moon night, but in the center part of the sky you can clearly see the constellation Scorpius with the reddish star Antares, a binary star with a red supergiant component.

This was taken with a simple CoolPix camera, mounted on a tripod, and taken with an 8 s exposure. The original had much noise, which i tried to clean as much as possible.

This is a far from perfect picture, but it brings back fond memories to me...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-08-17 2:33]

Hi Ishi,fantastic idea and very professional result,what a mangificent view to the sky,spectacular composition and impressive details too,i like the stars and the moon reflections on the water! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ishi,
Another masterpiece....... Excellent view with sharp details and lovely natural colors. The composition, the light and exposure are very good. I like the extraordinary POV.
Thanks for sharing!

hello Ishi
very nice picture its look a painting
great sharpness and nice light
greeting lou

Hi Ishi,
excellent atmosphere. Really beautiful place. Great performance.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2012-08-17 20:54]

Hello Ishi,

Very strong mood created with the brilliant stars & the mountainous vista illuminated with moon rays. I like this very natural composition!



WOW! Amazing scenery Ishi! Impressive photo too! The lighting is fantastic!

Hi Ishi

Absolutely fascinating experiment with the coolpix and a successful one at that to combine the elements of the night sky with a nice landscape. The clear visibility of the constellation of stars even the minor ones inspite of the dominating and bright moon light is intriguing. Have to be the exposure settings. Indeed Thanks for sharing.


nice older capture, dahs Ori

It may be FAR from perfect, as you put it, but it is nonetheless and has an unusual setting.
CONGRATULATIONS on clicking at the "right" moment.

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