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Where to start with this image. This is one of my favorite locations on the island and hadnt been here in well over a year...wtf. With some free time on Saturday I was debating between 2 locations for sunset and ended here. While hiking down the trail I was thinking with the clear skies it would be fun to try a technique I've been meaning to give a whirl...combing one exposure for the landscape while being able to see the stars.

Taking out my fancy phone and using Star Walk I was able to find that the Milky Way would be in this approximate position just after sunset. So composed, set my exposure and waiting for the light to drop low enough to get the first shot...then wait...and wait. Finally got dark enough to get a shot of the stars but the Milky Way wasnt far enough over! Rats. Spent the next 90 min or so waiting for the 'cloud' to move across the sky in to my composition. While taking the exposure I thought it might be fun to immediately tilt up and take another to possible blend in to make a pano. The Milky Way was arching over the entire sky but alas couldnt get it all :P

The processing involved is kinda ridiculous and took me a while. The trick is to get the landscape image to look as night timey as possible. Blending them together was just a massive PITA and it's not perfect...but definitely printable...LARGE!

Thanks!
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cloudsman Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job! This is awesome.... I wonder what lens did you use.... aperture... time?
great! :clap:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
16-35.  30s 2.8 multiple techniques.  thanks!
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like a painting done for a fantasy story. Totally amazing.
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Very pretty image
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rainboww-horror Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
You've been featured in my new journal..(Link)!:squee:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Much thanks!
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rainboww-horror Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student General Artist
You are welcome! ^-^
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da-phil Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
dude, you have some really wicked processing going on here! when I'd approach a shot like this I'd use my big fat power flash-light to bring some light on the surrounding landscape, but this isn't perfect either as the flash-light wouldn't cast a beautiful light just like a sunset would do. to me this looks perfect, yeah, perfectly realistic in a sense!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks man. was a headache for sure. have some more versions i want to try too. thanks! :)
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2WinGs2ZioN Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat work right here, sir. Peace ;)
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crowie2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
I'm out of breath!!!!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
breathe!
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Sudeshigunu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your deviantion is featured here : [link]
;)
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DanCrystalis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
im sorry, did you say milky way :P
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
tada!
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EmilioBrown Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
beautiful
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
very nice aaron.
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
I read those books
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
i did not ;)
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
They're aiiight...Read them in my teens..new age spiritual stuff set in peru. Was very intriguing, I was a believer for a while but grew out of it I guess. This image would sing to me more these days ;)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)
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vv1p3r Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Great photo. Can I ask you where on Earth is this place? :)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
kilauea, kauai, hawaii :)
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vv1p3r Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Definitely on my "places to visit" list :)
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Argolith Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very lovely composition.
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RNInk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Great !! +.+
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JonGoldie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Stunning work!, cheers :)
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Hagenees Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Well worth all the trouble, a stunning pic and nice to read about the making of...
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)
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Mad-Mountain Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Spectacular.
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X-pacman-X Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its a really beautiful picture...i love how you can see so many stars:D

But i dont understand these photos:/...is it just one incredibul shot? or a lot of shots layed over eachother?...what function would you us on a camra? i dunno but it great:3
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
basically 2 photos taken 1.5 hrs apart or so. then another one for the extra sky. thanks!
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X-pacman-X Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome:) thank you
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Photographer
Wow!! Absolutely stunning!! :love:
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Immerot Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Black and white frames again. I don't understand. It's the sky shot, so why do you restrict the space by those awful frames?
Sorry, it just ripened.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Unwatermarked images are available through my Gallery. www.afeinphoto.com/gallery
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Immerot Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Oh, so you use it as a kind of watermark? I didn't think about that. Thanks.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Definitely a watermark...one on the image and one in the boarder.
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Immerot Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I see the real watermark on the left side and above, it's almost invisible. But I mean the frames themselves, not the inscriptuons. They definitely restrict the space. Got it, if you use them as a part of watermark, but they're not reasonable as some kind of decoration.
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Nariane Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
breath-taking
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pixel-ARCADE Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
beautiful
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touch-of-blue Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow....cant say more. Just: wow! wish you many Favs, for this shot and you great work.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
xo!
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MichiChanSan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a beautiful photo and it gives of the feeling as if it's alive, breathing and moving every time you tilt your head, it's as if the sky itself moves along the earth. Thank you for this wonderful photograph.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
My pleasure! thanks!
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rodgers24888 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutley amazing. Breathtaking. Wow.
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Rems84 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice one!
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sleepyeagle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
I AGREE!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Very nice, clean crisp shot of the milky way and good exposure to get detail on the cliffs and water texture.
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW WOW WOW
Beautiful and with all that work I wish you a lot of faves :iconreath137:
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