PlainSky, Nebraskans: Tree and Stars, Sand Creek Badlands

Tree and Stars, Sand Creek Badlands

Tree and Stars, Sand Creek Badlands

Friday, I posted a golden hour image of this same tree, from the same spot. I waited two hours for the brilliant blanket of evening stars, uncorrupted by any city lights (the nearest town, Crawford, is only 800 people, and it’s 12 miles; the next closest town of 7,000 is 45 miles to the east), to make the background for this image. I illuminated the tree with an LED high-intensity spotlight, and after about 20 or 30 tries, produced this image.

 

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One comment

  1. I had to re-post this photo earlier due to an error; I’m posting a nice comment left on the first post by Melinda Green Harvey on March 26, 2012 at 8:47 am, who said:

    This is gorgeous – it’s easy to forget what a really dark night sky looks like. Thanks for the reminder.

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