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Yosemite Night

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 12 July 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

I had the opportunity to do night photography from the higher elevations in Yosemite, California with good friends Don Smith, Mike Hall, and Nick Lust. For this image I had to hold very still for more than 30 seconds while Nick Lust operated the shutter release cable for me. This is atop Sentinel Dome with the Milky Way and glow from Fresno, California in the background.

NIKON D3 36 seconds F/2.8 ISO 4000 17 mm

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Really great shot. I like the set up and execution.

12 Jul 2011 5:04am

Hans ter Horst from Ealing, United Kingdom

Excellent, thanks for always providing the background to your shots.

12 Jul 2011 5:08am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A magic night !

12 Jul 2011 5:37am

guillaume from Paris, France

Impressive scenery !!

12 Jul 2011 6:29am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very spectacular!

12 Jul 2011 9:18am

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

Ha!!! FANTASTIC SHOT!!...(.I'm dreaming abour making such one in the moumtain....I brought my tripod last two weekends up in the mountain....pretty hard deal to climb, and twice weather was not good or too cold to stay outside to make pictures!!!! I the end of this summer, I'll be done, I hope!!!!)
So great!!!

12 Jul 2011 10:36am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Wonderful, amazing, inspiring. . .and I'm jealous!

12 Jul 2011 12:02pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very creative and spectacular image Scott! Well done! ;-)

12 Jul 2011 12:05pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What an awesome image, Scott ... now you can say, "I was there to behold the glory!"

12 Jul 2011 12:31pm

James Guillory Photography from Garner, United States

Scott, Great image. Mike's, portrait classes are paying off. Hope you are having a good time in Kauai...

12 Jul 2011 1:18pm

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

this is like to stand in the middle of the milky way! an unbelievable "crowdy" sky!!!!
great capture!

12 Jul 2011 1:48pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Great shot!

12 Jul 2011 1:53pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

So magnificent, Scott...the entire set up here is beautiful with the "Fresno Glow" and teh galaxy..and your silhouette is really cool! Speaking of cool, perhaps after a hot muggy day in Kauai, you might, just for an instant, wish you were back at this cool venue to freshen up...Best of luck with your workshope - I'm sure you guys are doing great!

12 Jul 2011 4:13pm

Bruno F from France

Magic and magnificent !

12 Jul 2011 4:29pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand


12 Jul 2011 6:58pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A glorious galactic moment beautifully presented . . this sure is something !

12 Jul 2011 7:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


12 Jul 2011 11:02pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Amazing! Not sure if I could still that long. I would probably fall over. I love all the stars!

13 Jul 2011 1:05am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

sensational work! the starry sky in just brilliant - so clear and so much detail!

13 Jul 2011 3:34am

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Breathtaking! Wow.

13 Jul 2011 12:42pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Wonderful sky!!!
A rain of stars!

13 Jul 2011 3:44pm

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

smiles :)
I see a beautiful sky here !
:) its very nice

13 Jul 2011 7:20pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Fabulous work

13 Jul 2011 9:40pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

breathtaking image

14 Jul 2011 2:23am

Mike from California, United States

Nicely composed...great exposure on the stars and just a hint of the photographer know as "Scott". Hope the workshop went well for you.

14 Jul 2011 3:50am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful capture as the Milky Way and star-lit sky come alive. Great self-portrait as well!

14 Jul 2011 8:19pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid shot!!!! Congratulations for the Color Spotlight. Nice day.

15 Jul 2011 9:11am

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Nice shot!!Excellent.
" WHEREVER I AM, LET ME BE, THE SKY IS MINE." Sohrab Sepehri,Iranian Contemporary Poet.

15 Jul 2011 9:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and, Congrats on the Color Spotlight, too ! Well-deserved.

15 Jul 2011 10:01am

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A beautiful capture. Congratulations on Color spotlight.

15 Jul 2011 11:33am

Amir Taheri Kondar from Bandar Abbas, Iran

marvelous capture !

15 Jul 2011 4:24pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Congratulations for the color spotlight. A fantastic shot

15 Jul 2011 4:30pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


16 Jul 2011 4:30am

PD from Kansas, United States

Fantastic image!

16 Jul 2011 5:01pm

elleven from unadilla, United States

I love your work! Yes indeed.

16 Jul 2011 10:24pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Wow ! Gorgeous shot ! Here, I don't see one star... so it is breathtaking to realize how beautiful it is elsewhere !

17 Jul 2011 7:34am

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Stunning, absolutely stunning!!

17 Jul 2011 1:24pm

Nestor from Le Tampon, Reunion

fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 Jul 2011 6:23am


what a MAGIC moment to witness and capture on pixels, BRAVO.

18 Jul 2011 10:03am

Jacques van der Smit from Cape Town, South Africa

Awesome shot!

25 Jul 2011 7:34am

Kraken from Derby, United Kingdom

fantastic image, the sky is stunning

27 Jul 2011 1:39am

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

A breath taking photo! How I'd love to be there!

27 Jul 2011 10:48am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Simply amazing, congratulations :-)

29 Jul 2011 7:59am

bm from Budapest, Hungary

very cool shot...must be an amazing place!

29 Jul 2011 5:16pm

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

stunning - well worth standing still !!!

1 Aug 2011 11:15am

B.O. from Versailles, France

An amazing scene, very well captured

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