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Cosmic Journey by DrewHopper Cosmic Journey by DrewHopper
A cosmic journey into the edge of time. My last photo before my tripod with camera came crashing to the ground. I'm happy I managed to get at least one decent photo. Anyway, this is a big drop off into the Friday Creek Valley below. My estimation is about a 30ft drop, quite spectacular all hours of the day/night :P

300+ sec exposure
f/5.6
LED torch to light paint

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Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Really a unique shot with high lighting at night. I don't see many night shots that show water, trees, and stars, especially one taken with a torch light.
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Theus1989 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Writer
woooow
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Gorgeous shot, I love the lighting and the stars are just gorgeous
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Keshtie Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
I like an image that makes you really look at it. So many little details were caught. I especially like the stars.
Happy you caught the rig before you lost it to the abyss.
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Whimistery Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Wow the colours on the right... love the contrast between the illuminating trees, the full of stars sky and the shaded trees... that's unfortunate that some trees are in the light too on the left ^^
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Nomisluck Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Looks fake from the bright colors, like its 3d or photoshopped
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AntoineRozel Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fabulous. Just fabulous. May I dare to ask you if I could reproduce this in a painting?
This is so powerful... I did never see anything similar before.

Your composition is not classical in fact. The red shades on the rightgives some mystic feeling of the underwood. The strange slope on the left gives a non-natural effect, as if the mountain was about to crash and fall. The circles in the sky gives the infinite time impression (as if the earth rotation was infinite...). All these effects in the same shot. This is clearly rare and precious.

Congratulations my friend.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Be my guest :)
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PierreRodriguez Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful photo, very good

Pierre
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
very nice Drew. well done
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Cheers mate! Haven't seen much from you lately. How's things?
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
pretty good, got a 70-200L f2.8 and some flashes and umbrellas... going all strobist :)
new shot just up.. what you think? Mal and me took 4 pinups to meet three hot rods on sunday.. fracking hard work for old people like us!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
They look fine, not just the wemon ;)
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JessR-Photography Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Photographer
Great shot!! I love it :)
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Lindethiel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tell me your camera didn't fall down there. :omg:
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MaddyJordan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That is a great shot.
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goat99 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
so what exatly you used to light up the trees? it has quite a range.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Just an LED torch :)
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DeingeL Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Why does left shore looks like it floating in space in a strange angle? Like it's a photomerge... I hope I'm wrong...
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
It's illuminated by the LED torch which breaks up the shadows in the background from the FG rocks. No photomerge here :)
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DeingeL Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's great =)
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011   General Artist
Feels like we're falling ....Nice composition! :sun::)
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HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Beautiful light, great work :D
And sorry for your camera :(
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kanahebi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
I'd like to watch this image wider and in higher resolution to have it as a poster... wonderful!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Think I would have preferred the stars still in this one. Camera trashed?
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ismailbs Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student
Did you paint that ? what a wonderful picture >.<
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SilentDreamer01 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Artist
oooohhh pretty!! :la:
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Ravanga Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Sweet effect you got by lighting them up with the torch! Looks just fantastical.
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:iconendartica:
EndArtica Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Whoa. That's unreal.
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blackpandajj Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Artist
Ohmigosh, this is so beautiful, I didn't even realize it was photographed. Very well done. ^^
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ThomasAtTheGates Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
That is awesome. How was the lighting on the trees done?
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
led torch
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ThomasAtTheGates Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
That is sweet. It has a great effect.
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PiGirl13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This... is photography? Wow! I'm impressed!
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joshuatilpinrocks Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
amazing!!!
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Toraneko-chan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
This is BEAUTIFUL!
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NewCLearNomad Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
great job, hope the camera and tri-pod are OK
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elvenjewel2012 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, actually looks like a painting.
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:iconashesdust:
AshesDust Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
you my friend, are a truly talented photographer :)
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fashionett Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
How the he'll did you do that!
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:iconsixwings:
sixwings Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
completely amazing
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NastasiaRocks Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
That's amazing! Very beautiful. :)
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Harusaki-chan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my God Drew that's beautiful
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ManiacPaint Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is Real?? XD!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Sure is :)
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Twiz-Gurrrl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's AMAZING!!!! :jawdrop:
I love the way you got the perfect angle and how the water looks so glowing and unreal!!!
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mysteriousredpanda Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Photographer
I like this!
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Caboose6789 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome star streaks
too bad the tripod fell, is the camera ok?
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Camera is fine, just the lens filter thread is broken where it hit the ground.
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BerserkRaccoon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thats so unreal...
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