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Marc Toso
Horseshoe Springs ,UT
09:50 pm

Equipment Details:

Nikon D810a
Samyang 24mm f/2.0
20s ISO 1600

Post-processing Details:

The image was shot as a stacked (for noise reduction) Panorama. 10 images for each frame was shot. Each of the 10 images were stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker. A total of 7 resulting images were aligned in photoshop to make the panorama. Both the sky and the land were independently adjusted using the curves tool.

Image Details:

I love photographing planets. They give you the true sense of place. Planets are literally other places, like this place.

And then the millions of planets around the stars.

Space is filled with endless places.

Venus, the Roman Goddess of love and beauty, is viewed within the outer arm of our Milky Way. Canus Major on the far left, Orion The Hunter, Perseus just right of Venus, and finally Cassiopeia, named after the queen of Aethiopia.

Their light reflected on earth in a small spring in Utah's western desert.

I love how the light of Venus, reflected light of our sun, glistens on algae, millions of miles from it source.