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Mars and the Milky Way over Mount Hood, Lost Lake
Lens: Samyang 24mm f/1.4 Camera: Pentax K-1 Photo Location: Lost Lake, Oregon ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F1.4 
Posted By: Cannikin, 09-04-2018, 04:31 PM

Taken on July 12, 2018. This was my third year in a row attemping to get the perfect Milky Way shot over Lost Lake and Mount Hood. The first year was ruined by the quarter moon, the second year my lens was decentered and had to be repaired. I was planning one trip this June, but was shut down by the weather. Though this ended up later than optimal for Milky Way positioning directly over the mountain, this turned out to be a much better photo opportunity due to the Mars opposition, and the relatively calm winds for still water reflections.

Mars (the bright light directly over Mount Hood) was so unbelievably vibrant that all the photographers and I assumed it had to be artificial. It was not until I consulted my star chart app that I confirmed it was indeed the Red Planet.

Exposure time: 10s. Boosted exposure in post, edited in Lightroom. Slight crop to correct tilting.


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Wonderful!

I had to come back and look at this image again on my PC. The mountain range and reflection makes it look like a rip in the fabric of space and time. This picture just mesmerizes me!

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Excellent shot!

Thanks for sharing
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Wow, is that really a reflection? Just wow. If there was a reflections contest this is it hands down. It was worth your efforts to do this each year for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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Superb photo! I especially like the light on the mountain. I have the Samyang 14 mm but not the 24 mm. Have you tried the 14 mm? I'm really happy with it, and this looks just as good.
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Thank you all for the comments!

QuoteOriginally posted by jays0n Quote
Wow, is that really a reflection? Just wow. If there was a reflections contest this is it hands down. It was worth your efforts to do this each year for sure. Thanks for sharing.
It was indeed just a reflection on the water. The water was not completely still, but still enough that a 10 second exposure could produce a relatively crisp reflection. I've had a photo once of a lake where the reflection was so perfect people literally could not tell which side was up if I flipped it, unless you knew what to look for (the reflection is darker).

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Superb photo! I especially like the light on the mountain. I have the Samyang 14 mm but not the 24 mm. Have you tried the 14 mm? I'm really happy with it, and this looks just as good.
Unfortunately I don't have the 14mm. I bought the 24mm as it's the widest f/1.4 lens available for Pentax right now. Optically it's alright. On FF at f/1.4 there's quite a bit of vignetting and corners are a little soft, as to be expected, but for nightscapes, light gathering capability and angle of view trumps all, and it works very well for that as you can see.

14mm on FF is great for capturing the Milky Way spanning the sky when you're very close to the foreground objects, but IMO it is a little too wide for mountainous landscapes. While mountains like Mount Hood look gigantic in person, ultra-wides make them look small. 24mm is a good balance, and I think 20mm would also work well. There's surprisingly little info out there regarding the Samyang 20mm f/1.8 which I'm thinking of trying some time.
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Mesmerizing is the operative word here.
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Absolutely fantastic and worth all of your efforts! Well done!!

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Well worth all the trouble and tribulations, definitely a shot for framing
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This is a really nice photo.
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gorgeous, you were rewarded for your perseverance.
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This image could be more than an image ... It is kind of perfect creation
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Just wonderful.
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very good photo .....congrat
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Truly spectacular stuff! I have the same lens and used it to good effect photographing the Northern Lights.
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