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Alpine Firmament by davidrichterphoto Alpine Firmament by davidrichterphoto
The night sky puts on a glorious display in the heart of the Pyrenees, atop Port de Ratera, only overlooked by the peaks of the Serra de Saboredo.
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Given 2013-10-12
Suggester said; "This photo is surreal - it's almost like a landscape on a different planet."

Alpine Firmament by ~davidrichterphoto ( Suggested by Exillior and Featured by Anoya )
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   General Artist
beautiful capture, love the distant mountains and sky!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured: light inspiered



Autumn walk pt.X. by =realityDream Follow the Path by ~IndigoSummerr
The Rail goes ever on... by *Celem Autumn Kaleidoscope by ~tourofnature -Charming present- by *Janek-Sedlar
Kirnitzsch by *TobiasRichter The Clarity of Autumn by ~tourofnature Unknown Germany pt. XXXVI by ~TheChosenPesssimist

-Moravian lines- by *Janek-Sedlar San Francisco, unseen night by *alierturk -Moravian fields III- by *Janek-Sedlar
Reinefjorden Rainbow by =Dave-Derbis Spring by ~MindShelves Laugahraun by ~matthieu-parmentier
Alpine Firmament by ~davidrichterphoto Small by *Nelleke Autumn morning by ~Aphantopus
Blue Ice by ~KennethSolfjeld Discoverer by ~uberfischer Colossus by ~Inebriantia
Nordlys by ~steinliland The Horseman by ~tihomirmladenov Aurora Borealis by *porbital
Assiniboine Sunset by ~Dani-Lefrancois Guardians of the Ice Temple by ~matthieu-parmentier Giants in Winter by ~FlorentCourty

The Mytic North - Pt. XI by ~TheChosenPesssimist La Billaude by ~matthieu-parmentier Muuratjoki by *m-eralp
Silent Whispers by *Nelleke Maerchenwald by *RobinHalioua Light and Dark by *dysterwald
In Love with Fall by ~LarsVanDeGoor The Dream Tree by *StefanHefele Elder Souls by ~FlorentCourty
Hersones Cape by ~Trashins Reha nera thunderstorm RN10 after sunset wallpaper by ~LemnosExplorer Reflected by *m-eralp
Behemoth Stranded by ~uberfischer Winter is Coming by *cprmay Iceberg Beach by *porbital
Sunlight and Storm by *cprmay Puerto Natural by ~nahojsennah Hell on Earth - Long exposure by ~matthieu-parmentier

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Sparkle-Photography Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning display of stars. 
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Anoya Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - October! Heart
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utan77 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Gorgeous photo ... although at first I thought that these are the Tatry mountains.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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AnnieSmith Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is amazing!
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:icondiphylla:
diphylla Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :pumpkin:
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Magical... no other way to describe it.
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:iconcatelee2u:
catelee2u Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!
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:iconthats-a-moray:
thats-a-moray Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous!!
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crazyblackwearer Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013   General Artist
Pretty!
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Primus-Costa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kitsch
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:iconneruall:
Neruall Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Great shot ! :)
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! Congrats on the DD.
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:iconodwynne:
Odwynne Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Wonderful shot! Makes me want to go and see the Pyrenees up close. My guess is this is a morning shot and the light on the left side is the rising Sun.
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XUnlimited Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Really a beautiful landscape, do you know what's the source of light at the left side of the photo?
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fluffycawwot Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty!!!!
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"Have you ever wondered what was up there? Beyond the stars?"
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:iconheartofwing:
Heartofwing Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Artist
i love the night sky
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:iconwerol:
werol Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great.
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:icontewerin:
Tewerin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful. :)
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation :huggle:
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DibstaRP Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is gorgeous!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Majestic!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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:iconkalhiki:
Kalhiki Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Stunning.
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mizzmint Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your piece becoming one of today's Daily Deviations! :cuddle:
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GenzouHunterssonn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :love:

Congratulations for the new Daily Deviation!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove: Have a nice day! :heart:
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IWantSleep Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
... Wow ... Simply gorgeous! 
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tolustar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely
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Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Photographer
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You have been added to my "Breath feature" blossom-lullabies.deviantart.c…
Thank you so much for your wonderful work. It let me speechless.
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aniliu324 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW
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yukamilee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
magical!
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing...view...gorgeous!
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013

Congratulations, your photograph has been featured in the group, Those-Lovely-Lights. You can view the blog post here: [link]. :huggle:

~Blostma1
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lowtekphoto Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Amazing shot
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Bleeding-Magic Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Photographer
This is something out of dream....
Really really breathtaking!
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MaximeDaviron Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013   Photographer
Great shot David :)
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ankica26 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Beautiful
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guvnaguy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
great shot! I'm still an amateur, so maybe I'm just missing something....but it says the shutter speed was 1/13s with a F/13.0 aperture?! How the heck did you get that much light at those settings and 100 ISO?
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great catch. This is a multi-exposure blend. I started out with the base exposure for the lights - my test shot, if you want, for composition when there was still enough light to allow for such short exposures. I then waited till the sun had set and eventually about an hour longer. I then shot the landscape at f/13 and 20 seconds, ISO 100. For the night sky, I left the camera untouched for about another hour. The star exposure was shot at ISO 800, f/2.8 for 20 seconds. I pulled the daylight exposure into PS as my base layer to check for alignment of the layers. I hope that helps clearing some of the confusion.
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guvnaguy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Ah, that makes sense. Sounds like a lot of work! I've taken night shots with 1-2 min exposures with decent results, but I can't imagine sitting around for an hour! I assume you take them in RAW? Does the camera have to spend time after the exposure to do any processing? I notice with RAW+JPEG setting on my D3100 it takes about as long as the exposure time to actually process and come around.

Amazing photo though!
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arnaudperret Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a beautiful image! Your description of the process to achieve it is is quite scary I have to admit: Great work!
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Actually, I think it's a pretty straight forward process in post. The most important thing is that the layers are aligned correctly. The toughest part is sitting out the time between the frames in an unknown environment at roughly 2,600m.
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Pronus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Yeah I can imagine that though it's still really interesting to hear how the image was created.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
magical
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Meema Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning shot.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Very nice, a little too much glowing on the left, but I dig the overall scene.
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Shutter Speed
1/13 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
16 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 24, 2012, 9:15:57 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
4mm
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