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Sequoia National Park Twilight

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 7 November 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is a composite of 3 images taken over an hour period after sunset from Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park - looking west towards the Central Valley of California. The Moon and Saturn or Jupiter - not sure which one?, are close together in the upper left hand side of the frame.

NIKON D3 15 second F/13.0 ISO 800 17 mm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

There's a cosmic quality about this picture Scott - can you realyy see the stars like that ? It's super.

7 Nov 2009 5:42am

@Nigel: This is the exact same image taken over approximately 1 hour - each image - 20 minutes apart - the stars are so bright in the higher elevations that I can only process the image used for the sky portion to get a small portion of the stars to show.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Fantastic! This is an awesome result - great technique

7 Nov 2009 5:53am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fabulous composite, Scott. An absolutely amazing piece of work. Truly stunning!!

7 Nov 2009 6:00am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

5 stars for this starry sky :), what a fantastic panoramic, Scott!

7 Nov 2009 6:11am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Wonderful shot

7 Nov 2009 6:53am

Irene from L C, France

Fantastic shot ! The sky is fabulous ! I love this ...

7 Nov 2009 7:11am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Magnificent!!!! Great light. I like the stars in the sky. Beautiful colours. Well done

7 Nov 2009 7:28am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A masterpiece... I can't even imagine these places exists in the world !!! Thanks so much for sharing the magic :)

7 Nov 2009 7:41am

rem_la from Villiers, France

c'est feerique !

7 Nov 2009 8:07am

Kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Just amazing- very inspirational work

7 Nov 2009 8:50am

k@ from Paris, France

As if landing on another superb planet !

7 Nov 2009 9:28am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Superb photo and vue. Everithing is great and i love the colors are tha mountain layers. A fantastic work.

7 Nov 2009 9:38am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

I'm speachless...this is truly a wonderful image!! Congrats and thanks for sharing this masterpiece!

7 Nov 2009 10:33am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The color is beautiful.

7 Nov 2009 11:29am

zOOm from Paris, France

A gorgeous night sky, where fairy stars meet orange glows of the sun in the distance. A powerful scape itself, a misty blaket covering gently mountain tops. It's a pure wonder. Divine. A round of applause for you Scott. You're definitely talented.

7 Nov 2009 12:57pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

You never cease to blow my mind with your compositions and superb style. Another amazing image...what to say? Wow!

7 Nov 2009 2:09pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is beyond BEAUTIFUL ... I love the misty layers in the mountains, the sharp foreground, the sunset colors and of course all of the stars in that deep blue sky ... a masterful composite, Scott!

7 Nov 2009 3:03pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Something surreal about this shot Scott! Definitely a 5-star contribution! ;-)

7 Nov 2009 3:14pm

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Great blending. I especially like the fog hanging over the mountains.

7 Nov 2009 3:40pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Scott, this is amazing! The blend of the images is so perfect- It seems like time-lapse in a still photo.

7 Nov 2009 4:06pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Great work - lighting is everything! Wonderful composition.

7 Nov 2009 4:09pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Simply one of your all time best - and considering your portfolio you may consider this high praise. Excellent, Scott.

7 Nov 2009 5:32pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

I am speakless - simply - wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!

7 Nov 2009 5:49pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fantastic shot, Scott.

7 Nov 2009 6:35pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

it a very wunderfull capture

7 Nov 2009 7:20pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Wow...the stars are just popping out at you! This is beautiful! The river blow is outstanding.....

7 Nov 2009 9:33pm

Arantza from Menorca, Spain


7 Nov 2009 9:46pm

Philip from Cowbridge, United Kingdom

Congratulations. Probably the best photo I have seen on this site over the last 6 months.

7 Nov 2009 10:27pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wow .. that looks unreal to me . Bravo Scott for do not know how many times :)) your photos are STUNNERS ! All of them !

8 Nov 2009 1:39am

Wendy Stoev from Salt Lake City, United States

absolutely breathtaking! there are so many different elements to this piece, job well done Scott!

8 Nov 2009 5:43am

@Wendy Stoev: Wendy thanks! Great to hear from you!

Twinklestamper from Oklahoma, United States

This is *everything* packaged in one image. Outstanding work.

8 Nov 2009 1:02pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

Wonderful masterful composition.

8 Nov 2009 2:35pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Magical capture....exellent POV!

8 Nov 2009 6:56pm

Nicolas from Paris, France

Wow ! It's fantastic ! I miss the words to describe what I feel !

8 Nov 2009 10:44pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

I am speechless. 5 stars! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

8 Nov 2009 11:26pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

another brilliant showcase of your sill and vision! having read your article about composite photos, I appreciate the effort and technique required at least a little bit more, not to mention the patience as well :-) wonderful work!

9 Nov 2009 1:17am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

too awesome. it doesn't even look like a photograph so much as a fantasy poster. i love the fog and the colors and the... well, scott, i like everything about it!

9 Nov 2009 2:09am

Ardan from Streets of the, Philippines

now that is incredible.. bravo!

10 Nov 2009 7:52am

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Starlight by Jason Kravitz