Stardust and Dreams

6 Jan
Stardust and Dreams :: CA

Stardust and Dreams :: CA

“He stared up at the stars: and it seemed to him then that they were dancers, stately and graceful, performing a dance almost infinite in its complexity.” – Neil Gaiman

Growing up in Connecticut, I came to think of light pollution as the norm. It wasn’t until I started traveling that I realized how many stars there really are. Now, dark skies take my breath away every damn time.

This image was taken last month in Badwater Basin, Death Valley on a beautiful, cold, starry night.  In reality, it is a manual blend of two exposures.  The base image, exposed for the sky, didn’t retain much foreground detail.  I brushed in a little of a lighter exposure on the foreground in post processing.

Base Image:

iso 1600

30 sec


10 mm


2 Responses to “Stardust and Dreams”

  1. flahertylandscape January 12, 2016 at 7:47 am #

    Turns me inside out for a strange moment and then I turn away–and go back to work. It is not comprehensible, yet it is in our face–all the time. Got to get back to work–thanks for sharing that fine photo!

    • seeingspotsphoto January 13, 2016 at 5:01 am #

      And thank you for your kind words, support and thoughts on the world! 🙂

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