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Marc Toso
01:30 am

Equipment Details:

Nilon D810a
Samyan 14mm

Post-processing Details:

10 sequential photos were taken of the sky and and merged for noise reduction. Each photo was 30s ISO1600 for 30s
A 10 minutes photo of the foreground was immediately taken. The camera was not moved. ISO800
The photos were blended in Photoshop. Adjustments using the Curves tool were done locally.

Image Details:

It’s been almost a year since I’ve done a shot like this. It was good to quietly watch the stars again. This rock art alone sits on the highest point of a hill, surrounded by 360 degrees of view, engulfed in the remnants of a stone circle.
I like the idea that it is an observatory of the night sky. But I have no idea. It seems likely that someone stood here at night before me.
The air was cold. I was fortunate that the wind was absent. Waiting for the long exposures to click by the only sounds were my breathing and the blood in my heart, reminding myself that we are not much different than the stone and sky.
Hoping for more time under sky soon