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Milky Way by alexandre-deschaumes Milky Way by alexandre-deschaumes
An experimentation with High ISO with a clear sky.

During the last 2 Days Workshop in Chamonix . Lac des Cheserys . France.
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Oh my god, I can't say that I've ever seen a more perfect visually impacting photo. I just had to sit down and stare at it for a couple of minutes.

Let me start with the tones...I love the movement from the warm tones to the colder ones. It starts with the warm red and orange mountains in the bottom, and as your eyes follow the cluster of stars that look like smoke coming out of the mountain the tones begin to cool down to a nice purple blue. And, the halo of light around the mountains is stunning, it makes this photo look even more surreal. :excited:

Next, as if the mountains weren't gorgeous enough already, you have a perfectly still reflection, adding this tranquility and zen to the photo, since the viewer knows that this was such a still and quiet night. :floating:

And the stars, my god the stars! You even managed to capture a shooting star, adding even more magic to this already glamorous shot. :faint:

The high ISO definitely worked, and this photo is one that I will remember for a long time :)
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This is an image that truly takes my breath away. The capture of the subtleties of the lighting on the mountains in the distance, the play of the starlight, even the wisps of clouds are simply stunning. Combining that already gorgeous image with its inverted reflection in the water makes this photograph a thing of absolute beauty. It is nearly otherworldly, yet, at the same time, so grounded in reality albeit one more beautiful than many of us will see, that it is not only lovely to look at, but awe-inspiring, even moving as a work of art. It is truly fitting that the artist should choose to identify with the word "ethereal" for that is precisely what this piece embodies.
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Creative--Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Your work never ceases to amaze me my friend! Keep taking these awesome images! :clap:
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CezarMart Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Beautiful scene
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InfiniteHands9991 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy space this is awesome.
I'd give everything to see our galaxy.
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mikaela-pal Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Feel like I'm adding all your photos to my favourites, but.. wow.
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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Shikuru Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Photographer
Beautiful landscape!
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NigNag Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Outstanding
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musio Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely amazing, as all your works actually !!!!!!! It's my dream to see such beautifull places!!!
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MauricioMassami Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing shot!
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Judean1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Beautiful capture! Thanks for sharing. Jud
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pedrorondon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
wow... truly beautiful !
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theblueberrybush Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Photographer
what a spinetingler! this is just perfect! one of the best works i've seen in quite some time!
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:iconalexandre-deschaumes:
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
!!!
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eabhaciar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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Echoing-DelCrystal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
might i ask how long did it take to get this shot its amazing.
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lotsosmiles85 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning. I throughly enjoy viewing astrophotography. You've captured the heavens splendidly. :+fav:
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RITArevenge Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
this.

is.

amazing.

whoa man.
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:iconalexandre-deschaumes:
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you
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Johhy55 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Awesome shot!
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mydecember90 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this!!just gorgeous
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And-true Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Incredible shot! :o
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Aurora68 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I love this one a lot...but thatīs only one highlight out of your great work.
Most impressive!!
Kindest regards & all the best
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:iconalexandre-deschaumes:
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much.
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asandor Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Student Artist
wow, great shot monsieur :)
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Horrorlullaby Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
:heart:
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Aztil Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Stunning image and gallery...
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:iconalexandre-deschaumes:
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you
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galactica1actual Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Photographer
High ISO!!!

The noise is practically non existent!
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Diangos Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
I just wanna ask out of sheer curiosity: are all the stars in the picture or are some of them blown out pixels due to long exposure noise - this happens sometimes on my D90.
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sometimes yes . But here there is only stars :) thank you
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myuneko626 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Student Photographer
Featured here [link]

:heart:
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Magique!

>^.^<
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alexiuss Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
damn. thats impressive
ehehe i've the same camera
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Alcamin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Hi there! Iím just letting you know that I have featured your work here. I hope thatís okay. :)

Keep up the great work! :#1:
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CarinaT Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
It's so beautiful. It kills me that here in the cities, we see barely 1/10 of the stars that appear in your photo.
Thankyou for sharing this with us. I swear I will travel somewhere to see a nightsky like this for myself one day.
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Pisaac Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
wow i saw this on apod first, (astronomy picture of the day) and was blown away.
really amazing to find the photographer behind it, great work in your gallery.
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
:)

Hi ,
I've never heard about "apod" .. I should check it :D
well, thank you very much for your words .. much appreciated!!
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EyesontheNature Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Absolutely amazing. (like all your shots)
Also, i really like your signature, i only speak a little french, but it means "Time is hard for dreamers"?
Thanks for an amazing shot :D
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yes, that's it :) thank you.
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EyesontheNature Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Awesome, i dig it :D
Keep up the amazing work.
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olivermark Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
divine
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little-spacey Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Student General Artist
I N C R E D I B L E

:clap: :clap: :clap:

:heart:
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Dolore Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Alexandre, you are God. Seriuosly. If I had taken something similar to this, I think I simply would fall over and die out of pure happiness.

=P
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
!!! well .. hmhmh ... "thank you" again.. :floating: :D
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santiagomontesdeoca Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Student Filmographer
Wow... I wish I was there :)
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
;)
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Le9 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
I don't know much about astrophotography, but the way you grasped the sky and land seems unearthly despite its naturalness.
What a sight. :)
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
thank you! I don't know much about 'astrophotography' as well . ;)
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guillephil Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazingly beautiful !!!
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curtition Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
the camera data is not right... what ISO was it?

great photo. :D
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
3200
Date Taken
Sep 8, 2009, 9:41:21 PM
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