Celestial Fireworks in the Summer Mountains

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© Forest Wander
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 19, 2010
TakenJuly 4, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure30 sec at f/1.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length28 mm

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Going to visit the nearby Monongahela national forest is paradise for our family. The light pollution is very low here and offers some of the best night sky viewing on the entire east coast.

The center of the Milky Way Galaxy from the mountains of West Virginia around 12:30 am on the 4th of July.

My son and I were really excited to see this image. Our camera was able to see more stars than our eyes.

Taken with a Canon 5D Mark II and a Sigma 28mm fixed at f/1.8 and 30 seconds exposure.

Astrophotography from the Mountains and Forests.

12 responses

  • Cadence Gamache

    Cadence Gamache said (18 Jul 2010):

    WOW... Jaw droppingly good :)

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (18 Jul 2010):

    Totally amazing!

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (18 Jul 2010):

    This is just a beautiful photo...I'm in awe of this image!

  • Abby Inn-Keeper

    Abby Inn-Keeper gave props (28 Jul 2010):

    WOW! I agree with Cadence!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (3 Aug 2010):

    HOLY....this is truly awesome

  • Anika Pilnei

    Anika Pilnei gave props (8 Jan 2011):

    Awesome shot. Really beautiful.

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (10 Jan 2011):

    brilliant!! Got my vote.

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (11 Jan 2011):


  • Isabelle Dethier

    Isabelle Dethier gave props (25 Jan 2011):

    most beautiful !

  • Dusan

    Dusan gave props (1 Feb 2011):

    Superb! My vote.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Feb 2011):

    Like a Planatarium perfect

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (26 May 2011):

    Probably one of the few remaining places you can see the night sky without all the light reflection.

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