Challenge of Challenges 2009

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Welcome to the 2009 'Challenge of Challenges.' This challenge has been compiled from all the year's challenge-winning entries to help select the Picture of the Year. If you've been as impressed as we have by the quality of submissions and the imagination of the challenge hosts, make sure you show it by voting and helping to choose 2009's best challenge-winning image.
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Under the Milky Way
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7th place
Milky Way over Castle Valley Utah
This entry was originally submitted to the Starry Starry Night! challenge.
Submitted: Friday, 11th September, 2009 05:54 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 17th July, 2009
Focal length: 10 mm
Shutter speed: 8/5 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Notes: Composite of 6 images. First image of the Mesas shot after sunset - illuminated by ambient post sunset light, left tripod positioned in place until dark enough to shoot Milky Way (about 45 minutes). Milky Way was shot as 5 separate 30 second, F3.5, ISO 1600 images and processed to eliminate star motion, maximize contrast, and reduce noise.
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