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Reaching for the Stars by enunez Reaching for the Stars by enunez
Taken in the Patriarch grove in the White Mountains. These are bristlecone pine trees, the oldest single living organisms known. Some of these trees are older than 4000 years, and still going, even when they look already dead.

This is around 40 minutes exposure, during which I was just laying down, and contemplating the stars. Amazing feeling being there.

I hope you like it.
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Reaching for the Stars by ~enunez Suggester writes: "This photo is a clear depiction of not only patience and technique but also presents us with a glimpse of a blissful moment - stars floating above your head as you lie under the warm sunset over the White mountains." Not only that but the amount of skill it takes to get a shot like this speaks volumes and speaks to the ability of this photographer, one look at his gallery and you will wonder why you weren't watching him sooner! ( Suggested by drop-asd and Featured by kkart )
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solarbaby Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Wow
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Mgsblade Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011   Photographer
I Just shared this picture with my friends in my recent journal feature.
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your work has been featured here [link] Please, +:heart: the article if you like it, so that more people can see it ;)
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StickANeedleInMyEye Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
amazing shot of the ancient forest. =)
the stars make me dizzy. :crazy:
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PierreRodriguez Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful photography !! :)
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i-am-mR-Me Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i like how the stars are motion blurred, is that to show motion against the motionless trees, or is it the perspective of nature?
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
The motion of the stars is caused by the rotation of the Earth over the 40 minutes this picture was taken.
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i-am-mR-Me Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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iamonlyletters Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Breath taking... a perfect shot
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
What's the streak in the sky on the left? Air plane? I think this is amazing anyway, amazing solitude. Do you have any tips for star trails?
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askeo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
amazing photo
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drop-asd Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
This gorgeous deviation was featured here: [link] :sun:
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guillephil Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Another amazing shot !!
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DDexpress Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Hi! :wave:

Your DD has been featured in DD Express: June 8th - 14th, 2009.

Remember to :+favlove: this article to promote your art and this project.

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lucidflux Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
:wow: Fantastic shot! It makes an amazing composition. :D Thanks for sharing, and congrats on the DD!
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ElocinImages Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW. I don't know what else to say, that is just amazing!
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CitizenOlek Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Great shot!
From the thumb I thought it was a fantasy painting.

I love the symbolism of Time, impotently going round and round, while the Tree, planted so immovable, defies change.

Bravo!
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KeR- Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I thought they don't let people go there as to reduce stress/disease/abuse on the trees?
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PinkyLemon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
This is absolutely stunning! I though it was Photoshopped at first, but knowing this is a patiently executed photograph is all the more impressive.
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Imaginary-Shadow Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
D8

This is an amazing shot, as well as some great info!!

Thank you for the beautiful picture~ :D
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Miss-Invisibl3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Interface Designer
It's amazing!
40 minutes.. wow.
My maximum has only been few seconds. lol Although they were my firsts lol :]
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SeraphimKiss88 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
This is absolutely amazing.
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ThE-uNiQuE Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous my friend!!
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Omnius666 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Looks like some monster... awsome :)
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maZdaZilla Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of "The fountain".
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LilleahWest Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
i remember those trees, awsome creatures, they can get struck by lightning and live because the O2 is so thin and there is very little brush to burn. the bark is so dense bugs cannot bore into them

i went on a college trip up in the white mountains and we camped out there for 2 nights...
coldest damn 2 nights of my life T__T it got below 20 and my sleeping bag was rated for 50 >_< i was so cold i cried, 4 hours from home in the middle of fracking no where fearing i would actually freeze to death.
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Komikino Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the little iridium streak going across the swirl. Or is it an airplane? :)
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snow1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
awesome pic!!! faved it!!
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theory6-brian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooo very nicely done! this looks awesome! 8D
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Deathbynature Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
That is really well done, nice work.
Is that line on the left side of the tree a shooting star?
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PonyFierce Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
wow amazing capture :D :+fav:

Congratulations for the DD :clap:
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Phantom-Blade Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
I like the picture alot, but the thing on background ruins it imo.
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JimBarryPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009   Photographer
Beautiful ... I do some long exposures but not quite that long. Great work!!
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nbeasley Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Amazing Shot and congrats on the DD :D
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CrushThisSkull Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that is beautiful
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minecord Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations! It's awesome...
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Absolutely stunning.
Who knew that a dead tree stump could add so much life to a picture? ^-^
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shatinn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Most fascinating outcome.
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Chirka Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Woooow.... that`s amazing. goood one!
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anacrime Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Very cool shot, and so very cool that you allowed all of us here to share that moment of contemplation with you.
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ATrueNorseman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
wow! the stars move that much in 40 minutes?!
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Jellyka Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Wow, what's up with the background ? O.o

That's a really cool piece !
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kkart Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
That is the rotation of the earth over a 40 minute exposure :nod:
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Jellyka Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Ow... I actually forgot that the earth was moving.......

Well well...

Would you mind shooting me please ? :XD:
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Amafel-Elf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's awesome!! I really love it!! XD
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el-e Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
amazing work:D
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009   Photographer
I fav'd this long before it was a dd, so I'm glad to see that they finally gave you the attention this wonderful shot deserves. One day I hope to get one like this. I'm jealous. :D
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Cacography Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
This is beautiful.
How did you get this effect? I though it was photomanip, but reading your comments, I'm guessing it's not. I don't need details, I'm just curious as to how that worked. P:
Your gallery is wonderful!
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IanC3 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Student General Artist
that's effing spectacular.
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