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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Moonlit Night by Dominic Kamp
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Moonlit Night

January 28th, 2014

Only one of the countless starry nights in New Zealand. This one was taken at Lake Wakatipu, an inland lake in the South Island, during a moonlit night.

Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Camera RAW 8.

Nikon D800, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED.

Photo Settings: 14mm, f/2, 30 seconds, ISO 200.

Map: -44.8661, 168.3911

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astronomy » blue » dark blue » digital composition » lake wakatipu » lakes » long‑exposure » mountains » nature » new zealand » night » perspective » photography » piers » sky » stars » water »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: kallinan
about 7 months ago
Great work as always. Thanks for continuing to share such great photos with us.
Posted By: yasingedik
about 7 months ago
Great wallpaper!!, light and colors are very nice.

I did not like the mountain reflection, it distracts me
Posted By: Banirosauser
about 7 months ago
Magnificent shot! I´ve been to NZ twice, this image makes me remeber good times. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Where is the exact location of that shot? Looks like Blanket Bay.
Posted By: stubulman
about 7 months ago
Dominic, I hereby grant you the official of title of "Yoo da Mann" (You're the man)! Great work as always.

You cannot improve upon perfection. You have exquisitely captured this preternatural moment in time.
Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 7 months ago
Many thanks for your comments, especially yours Stubulman! ;-)

@Yasingedik:
Sorry to hear that you're distracted by reflections. That's just how nature works. You can use a polarization filter to minimize reflections.

@Banirosauser:
You've got an excellent eye! It's indeed Blanket Bay. The perfectly exact position is: -44.866149,168.391064
Posted By: SherwinMaxawow
about 7 months ago
I LOVE being able to clearly see the stars in it. Please take more "HI RES" photos like this around twilight morning or dusk. I think A LOT of people in the world would like seeing more pictures of this nature. Seeing the stars is great by themselves, but its a wonderful sight when we can occasionally see the stars & the world together in the same view. Nature only allows rare views like to pass before our eyes through very thin windows of time near the beginnings & endings of each new day, usually only lasting a brief couple minutes or so.
You really do us all a favor in capturing these fleeting views of creation's beauty with your camera's eye. Keep up your noble creative good work!

I cannot see anything that could be improved at this time. We only need more pictures of this nature!
about 7 months ago
I made an account just to comment on this (my username)

I have a thing for starry images and star photography.
And then i have a thing for starry images with greenery. I have an inexplicable love for the combo and when I seen this I knew I had to make it my wallpaper and for a long time too. Thank You.

P.S. I've always enjoyed seeing your work on here :)
Posted By: benutzername
about 7 months ago
OK, the picture looks nice and nature always does. But, be honest; it is a fake. The stars and the surrounding is a photoshop-composition. It is OK doing this, but not if you claim "That's just how nature works" ...
Posted By: Shish
about 7 months ago
I love your work, I pretty have all your wallpapers and shuffle them from time to time. I have to agree with benutzername, the giveaway here is that there is no reflection of the stars in the water... but I still like the composition !! Are we correct?

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