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Starry Night by Jacob-Routzahn Starry Night by Jacob-Routzahn
After spending all of my first evening shooting this area, I kept shooting until the wee hours of the morning. This shot occurred before the full moon rose above the horizon and took away the clarity of the stars. This is a two shot blend. One is of the stars, the other of the foreground. For the foreground I used a headlamp to light paint for proper exposure. I tried to shoot a 35 min exposure, but it wasn't quite long enough. Also, the fact that there was another photographer there with me really limited the amount of times I could shoot that long of a shot without being in his way.

I've previsualized this shot for a long time and would love to redo it and better it. But I'm pretty pleased with this one for my first!

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ColonelKR Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Beautiful lighting on the rocks!
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Xx-Schaffer-xX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Fantastic!!!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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sara-satellite Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in my latest journal! :iconfeaturesplz:
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the support!
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Last-Verse Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I remember seeing this on Astronomy Picture of the Day - apod.nasa.gov and being awed by it. Glad to have found you on DA! I wish I could see the same views of God's creation :)
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
I wish that one was mine, however it is not.  I actually used that one for inspiration, but did not, in the end, capture the scene how I was wanting.  But I'm glad you like it!
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Last-Verse Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh! I see the differences now; it was a while ago that I saw this one: apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080929.ht… But take on it is fantastic nonetheless XD I love all those colors you got in the sky.
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's hard to see how you could improve on this. Thank You
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Trust me, if some day I go back and the conditions work out the way I hope they do, you'll definitely know :)  And thank you very much for such a nice comment :D
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Flutter-SHED Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so :iconrainbow-bplz::iconrainbow-eplz::iconrainbow-aplz::iconrainbow-uplz::iconrainbow-tplz::iconrainbow-iplz::iconrainbow-fplz::iconrainbow-uplz::iconrainbow-lplz:
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D I'm pleased you like it so much lol
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Flutter-SHED Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D yup
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IWantSleep Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Stunning!
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks :D
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gravenimagez Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Artist
Superb!  :clap:
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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luffywow Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing photo :)
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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yukamilee Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
beautiful! :3
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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yukamilee Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
you're welcome n.n
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Photographer
fantastic! :wow:
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks man!
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esee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
very nice
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks man :)
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TheDeviantSketcher Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i only wish to wittness this some day :3 where was this?
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
It was amazing! And check out some of the comments for the answer :)
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10daybookclub Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Beautiful! Your work was shared with me...and, I couldn't help but forward the gift to the people I am connected with. Your photography is amazing.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow! That is amazing to hear! I'm so glad to hear that my work was shared with you and you are doing the same. Your support really means a lot to me. Keep following to see new works pop up! And thank you again!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   General Artist
great shot mate!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks Dan!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   General Artist
welcome mate :nod:
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AussieLove Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Wow! I love how photos like these give perspective of where and who we are in the universe
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very very very good point
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Photographer
This lovely work has been featured here:Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 14 [link]
Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM ! [link]

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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much you guys for all of your support! :D
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012   Photographer
You are very welcome =)
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Spacefriend-KRUNK Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Artist
this one's a stunner. =)
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hahaha, thanks man. I'm glad you like it.
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MurielLeeJones Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
great pic!
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work. One of the most outstanding shots of False Kiva.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
I wouldn't go that far. But I do appreciate the kind words :)
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Don't be so modest. I've seen a lot of sunset shots but nothing like this.
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GradyArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is excellent! Very nicely done!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much!
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AXItheImmortal Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   Photographer
Amazing.
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