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Image Title: Lights or Stars

Observing Location: Yaqing Temple, Sichuan, China

Photo taken: 2015-9-9

Photo description:
Lights or Stars? Today most city skies have become virtually empty of stars. But there is someplace beyond your imagination. Pictured above, the central bugle of our Milky way galaxy shine brightly above the vast ocean of lights of Yaqing Temple. Located at Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan province of China, Yaqing temple lies in an isolated valley with 4000m above sea level. The monastery is associated with the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. With more than 30,000 Sangha members now, it’s the largest concentration of nuns and monks in the world.

Photo Details:
Camera :Canon 6D Lens: Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G
14mm, ISO 3200, f2.8, 30seconds
Note: This is a single exposure image, No photo montage, additional filter and black card.

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September 17, 2015

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