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The Great River In The Sky by CapturingTheNight The Great River In The Sky by CapturingTheNight
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I have been meaning to do a vertical panorama of the Milky Way stretching overhead for a while now but this is my first attempt. Made up of 10 individual shots using a Canon 60D and a Tamron 10-24mm @ 10mm. Images stitched together in PS CS3. I had a hard time deciding which way to orrient this but decided on this composition as if you are lying flat on your back gazing at the stars and you can turn your head to the left or right to the horizons. On the left (southern) horizon you can see a small amount of light pollution form a city about 60 miles (100 km) away. The redder haze on both horizons is caused by smoke in the atmosphere. A lot of people are burning off their fields around here lately.

Another Milky Way Panorama from me
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Larimara Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Very admirable 
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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PrimateMind Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn! I especially like this one...
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Emmpunct Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
featured [link]
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature :D
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insanitystudz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible.
Cliche as it sounds, when you are actually out there looking at this, you really do feel tiny. Isn't it great that we are able to capture things like this?
This blows me away. Awesome pictures man :)

(If you could point me towards any good walk-throughs or similar instructional videos on how to achieve this panoramic using PS CS5, it would be greatly appreciated)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it :D PS stitching for this one was pretty easy because I wasn't trying to have a straight horizon. Simply load all the images into PS (this is for CS3 what I use). Go to File> Automate > Photomerge > Add open files > You could try one of the automodes and see if it can do it for you or you can do what I like to do and that is select interactive layout> you can then position the shots how you want them to line up and then click ok and sit back and watch your pano come to life. If it doesn't stitch the way you want then you can play around with the individual layer masks to hide/unveil the sections you want. Hope this helps. I'm pretty much self taught so I'm sure there are better ways to do things, but this is how I do it. Never looked at any particular tutorials..
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To-m Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is incredible !
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D Glad you like it.
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MayaVogrin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Featured [link] :D
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the great feature :D
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bhalstead Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   Photographer
Such a cool perspective on the Milky Way! We never see it like that up here in the northlands!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D Yeah I'm not sure I could handle waiting until summer every year for the central bulge of the Milky Way to appear on the horizon.
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Gem-of-cali Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so wonderful. What a majestic view. Thanks for making it.:)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D Glad you like it.
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Gem-of-cali Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome.:)
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jaynedarcy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes! I love this! The Backbone of the Galaxy. When I was a child I was able to lie back on the floor of our deck and look right up at the Milky Way. I just cannot describe the thrall it held me in, how beautiful it was. Thank you for sharing your photograph!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D I'm glad you like it. Yeah I love just gazing up at the Milky Way.
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pixlepixie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting perspective. I like it.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Jenn :D
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Arafinwearcamenel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Amazing sky, I'm jealous ! :P :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much my friend :D
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Great work, Greg.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D Glad you like it
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
My pleasure.
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, that is so cool ...and a little trippy...
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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You are very welcome:):):)
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AlexCozaciuc Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Amazing once again!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
:faint: FANTASTIC! :clap:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
You're welcome :)
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nutmeg-42 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
LOL, that really screws with your head. :-)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:lmao: Thank you :D
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filmaperture Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is absolutely amazing!!! Would you please let me know if you ever make this available as a print?
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D I'll keep it in mind. I plan to launch a website soon(ish) through which I will offer prints. Stay tuned....
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Simply stunning <3 I do wish the trees etc weren't at the sides though - but I suspect this couldn't be helped. It does help frame the image though!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the great feedback :D I know what you mean about the trees but yes they couldn't have been helped at this location (my house). I plan to do a similar image to this at a much more interesting location one day.
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:boogie:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank again Will :D I have you to thank somewhat for the title to this. Thanks!
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D And I have the Saxons to thank, as it's what they called the Milky Way ;)
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siahposh Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the pic love the name love the milky way :faint:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you do :D Thanks so much
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AdamMarshall Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cracking shot! Always wanted to have a go at taking a picture of the Milky Way.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D I hope you give it a go soon.
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WinsomeLosesome Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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