Photo: The Milky Way Over Mount Rainier

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posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 09:37 AM
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Photo: The Milky Way Over Mount Rainier

Recently tweeted by the White House, re: US Department of the Interior;

RT @Interior: One of the most stunning photos we've ever seen. The #milkyway over @MountRainierNPS

instagr.am/p/U7KGbSAu2Y


Some images are just plain extraordinary -- and often, the photographer has invested a great deal of time and effort to make that image happen. Photographer Dave Morrow describes the process of among this image from #MountRainier nationalpark in October, 2012. "I went up to SunrisePoint at Mt. Rainier last weekend with my buddy Keith. After a lame sunset, we waited for the MilkyWay to come out. The placement was just perfect and the sky was pitch black! Time to jack up the ISO and shoot some stars...this was one of many from the night."





I thought the image was striking - one can see how the heavens could have such a profound impact on our hunter-gatherer ancestors. We lose sight of the world around us when we're holed up in our cities with our faces glued to the TV or computer screens.

Click on the link for the larger image;
(ps: The photographer's home page: www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com)




posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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Is the light strip of stars in the middle the ecliptic plane?



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 10:13 AM
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Beautiful!
And only 3 more months we'll have telescope weather



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 10:18 AM
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Absolutely gorgeous photograph!

Thank you for posting!



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 10:24 AM
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An excellent photograph indeed.
And how chuffed would you be if you were the one who took the photo,only to have it retweeted by the WhiteHouse!
That would go straight onto my C.V. if it was my photo.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 10:43 AM
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What a spectacular image ... thanks for sharing.


Woody



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 11:13 AM
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An excellent photograph indeed.
And how chuffed would you be if you were the one who took the photo,only to have it retweeted by the WhiteHouse!


The photographer sent the photo to the Department of the Interior (and has done so for many National Park photos), the DoI posted the photo on their Instagram page, from there the WH sent out a tweet linking to the DoI's Instagram post. So I don't think the photographer minds it at all, and it's all publicity for him.

I think images like this one highlight why it's important we maintain a National Park system, so we can preserve views like this one. It only takes a small amount of development with it's accompanying light pollution to eradicate our views of the night sky.

Cheers!



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 11:34 AM
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I hope there hasn't been a mistranslation-I am from the UK,and "chuffed"means "really pleased"over here,hence why I said it would go on my C.V. if I had taken the shot.
Hope that makes sense.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 11:44 AM
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Yep, totally misinterpreted "chuffed"! Thanks for the correction!



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 11:57 AM
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No worries Sir,not a correction,just a different meaning I guess.

The photo is amazing anyhow,almost looks as though the milkyway is being exhaled by the mighty Mt Rainier.
No wonder the ancients told of sky serpents in their days of zero light pollution.

Any info on the exposure length of the photo?
Or is it a stacked image I wonder..




posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 12:12 PM
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Stunning!!!


Thanks



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 03:41 PM
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Oh my, This is absolutely stunning! I've always been a big fan of space and the stuff that lies out there, yet to be discovered.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 04:57 PM
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Beautiful picture!
s&f!

When I go in my garden on a clear night, it annoys me that I can see the towns dirty, orange glow ruining the show that is slap bang above us.

When my boys get older, i'll be taking them out to a place where the light pollution is minimal and show them the universe in all it's glory.

They'll probably just say, ''Dad, we're bored!''


I'm sure i've seen a member here with that picture as their avatar too..
edit on 26/1/2013 by SilentE because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 05:05 PM
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Roadtrip!



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 07:07 PM
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Wonderful picture!




posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 07:15 PM
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cooool. a good reminder to go outside once in a while huh.

actually it looks way better on my computer screen than real life, i'm gonna stay here.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 07:18 PM
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Looks like I'll have to make a short drive to Eastern WA this summer!



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 09:55 PM
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The picture looks like its smoking/erupting. Maybe it's a warning saying Mt. Rainier is gonna get HAARP'd and erupt.


We needed a conspiracy in this thread.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 10:08 PM
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It is absolutely beautiful and it has become my computer wallpaper, in ways this picture is humbling and I am reminded why I believe in god in my own way.



posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 10:26 PM
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That is fantastic! It looks like a mountain in the sky. It's so defined.





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