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Submitted on
August 19, 2010
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
39/1 second
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 2, 2010, 10:07:53 AM
Midnight Forest by BenDiAnna Midnight Forest by BenDiAnna
Pecos National Forest, New Mexico.

Still working on taking these night shots. This one could have come out a little better.
Wish I could get more practice here at home but there's too much light pollution. Damn suburbs...

Canon 5D mkii with 17-40L f/4
Shutter speed - 40 sec
ISO 3200
Aperture f/4
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lillie23456 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Amazing! This is beautiful!
Ciel-Nocturne Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
So wonderful... You clearly can't see such a nature spectacle by looking at the sky of your city, where often you can't even see the stairs at all. :( Sorry but I couldn't not notice the comments below this one I'm writing, I so agree with them... it's not a coincidence that my nickname is "ciel nocturne", which is the french version of nightsky. :)
Anyway, as said, wonderful shot. :heart:
BenDiAnna Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you for the nice comment :)
Sorry I'm late, I've been traveling in Europe for a while :D
JoInnovate Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You know what. I'm with you :D .

I also take such shots sometimes and i hate it to live in a city like this with so much light pollution. I'm always astonished by the beauty of stars/nightsky/ our universe. I would give so much for the possibility to fly away and see everything out there with my own eyes.

Just look at how overwhelming this is and how small we all are under this spectacle^^

Great pic btw ;)
BenDiAnna Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student General Artist
The night sky to me has always been awe inspiring, dazzling, and humbling all at the same time. During those moments while looking up, all your problems and the seemingly important things in life that you constantly stress and think about suddenly look small and insignificant; I know that sounds banal but it's true, it's like a reality check. That's why the night sky is one of my favorite subjects to photograph. (look what you did, you got me rambling again ;))

But within our lifetime I expect to see ordinary people being able to take trips into space for fun, if they have the dough. It may not be exploring the galaxy but its a start. :)
JoInnovate Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well that's worth rambling about!!!

I think and feel excaclty the same way. I drove for hours to places just to be able to witness a clear nightsky. I mean how crazy does this sound to a person who isn't interested in the universe (smallminded^^)

Well i also think that we will explore at least our solarsystem in a distance to mars in our lifespan and if I'm able to afford it I will buy a flight :D as a spacetourist^^

I don't know if you are into pc games or not but if yes play the games mass effect 1 and 2. After that to will "miss" the universe in a some way.

I also often think about possible civilisations out there. Scientists say that according to calculations there should be about 2 billion civilisations in the whole universe. Imagine that^^ Question is are they peacefull or waraddicted like our civilisation and the other question is who finds the other one first^^

Well you see Im babbling to much too.
BenDiAnna Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Pondering the unknown alongside hypothetical banter can lead to perpetual confabulation, especially after you've had a few beers ;)
Babble-on... :)
JoInnovate Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
^^:D what do you think is behind a black hole
BenDiAnna Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Jimmy Hoffa... 8-)
JoInnovate Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lol for sure he disappeared in such a black hole on a parking deck^^
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