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Yosemite Valley Starry Night
22 October 2011 Sam Rua

Yosemite Valley Starry Night

Yosemite National Park

A beautifully clear night capturing the night sky over Yosemite Valley.
It was very cool to see lights from climbers on the faces of El Capitan
and Half Dome. Jupiter is the bright spot in the upper right, with the
Pleiades and Hyades being the star clusters in the center of this image.

Many thanks to fellow PBaser Bryan Murahashi for providing the opportunity
to photograph something like this. Had he not been with me I would have never
known to go out and photograph the night sky from that vantage point.

Bryan's image from this night:


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Brian with an Eye15-Dec-2011 20:33
A brilliant result. Congratulations, Sam
Wei O'Connell22-Nov-2011 03:56
Fantastic shot. I would love to see it in person. v
Jay Levin21-Nov-2011 23:38
What a unique point of view to capture the heavens---Yosemite! Incredible night shot, Sam!
Tom LeRoy21-Nov-2011 19:49
Marvelous capture, great work. A dazzling sky ! V
Ali Majdfar21-Nov-2011 18:57
Outstanding night capture! ~V
pkocinski21-Nov-2011 14:05
Dark skies are wonderful and so is this image!
January Grey21-Nov-2011 11:02
wow! starry starry night...!! great work!
waterfalls man21-Nov-2011 10:56
Beautiful Shot V!!
Michal Leszczynski21-Nov-2011 08:56
Wonderful image. V.
Sheila21-Nov-2011 08:25
Crystal clear and so beautiful.
Bryan Murahashi21-Nov-2011 05:20
Really very nice, Sam. Really shows how dark the skies were. V
teachpeace21-Nov-2011 04:43
Wow!! V
Christy VB21-Nov-2011 03:49
This is just fantastic. What a shot with those iconic silouettesand that starry, starry night. V
Tom Munson21-Nov-2011 00:05
Great work, Sam! Beautiful!
Jess. ( Lady.D.)20-Nov-2011 20:36
Fabulous shot Sam....
Santi Bravo Figueras20-Nov-2011 20:14
Perfect!
SageCreek Images20-Nov-2011 19:07
Excellent image of this night sky...
Colin Storey20-Nov-2011 19:00
Superb scene of this amazing starry sky, fantastic image. v
bill friedlander20-Nov-2011 18:25
Perfect exposure to capture the stars and outline of the mountain crests. Excellent camera work. V
B-rad20-Nov-2011 16:45
Very nice capture Sam. Well done.
globalgadabout20-Nov-2011 15:59
a fabulous night sky...great to see the Pleiades and Hyades too...V
Jocelyne Feizo20-Nov-2011 15:45
Wow! This is really magical Sam, thanks for sharing this beauty!
longbachnguyen20-Nov-2011 15:45
wow Sam this is very cool and love the valley outline in the image is great V
Mary Bowles20-Nov-2011 15:42
Stunning, beautiful and, to use an often over-used word, truly awesome.
Jim Coffman20-Nov-2011 15:36
A beautiful capture of this starry night,Sam! V
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