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Joe Lightheart

Joe Lightheart
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Isn't it amazing that this is ours to see if we would only look. I've been thinking - I went to New Zealand and came back to Hawaii to a 6.9 earthquake and new volcanic eruptions. Then I went to Canada and came back to a category 5 hurricane that only resulted in nearly record setting rainfall. Since I was born here, this is nothing new and is still very exciting! Went into the mountains and saw this.

Exif Data

X-T2

XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Aperture
f/4.0
FocalLength
15
Exposure
25/1
ISO
5000
0
  • Image type: image/jpeg
  • Exposure: 25/1
  • Resolution: 72/1
  • Created: 2nd September 2018
  • Uploaded: 3rd September 2018
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 193
  • Likes: 73



  • Lee Fox Photography
    6 months ago
    Great shot
  • Jim Anglin
    11 months ago
    Great shot. Hard to see that in a city though, which is where most people on the planet live. Shared.
    • Joe Lightheart
      11 months ago
      Thank you Jim! This island uses special lights to not show up in the skies as was asked by the astrological scientists that have as many as 13 telescopes from many countries in the world to make sure there is very little light pollution in the night skies. One good thing out of almost nothing good Hawaii government has done or accomplished. Thank you for commenting and sharing!
  • Joe Lightheart
    11 months ago
    ratty123, thank you for sharing!
  • Joe Lightheart
    11 months ago
    sigridmetsamgi, thank you for sharing and liking my picture.
  • tiger_love
    11 months ago
    Sooo Awesome! I've never a sky like this! Love it!! Great Photo!!
  • jezprime
    • Seller
    11 months ago
    Beautiful!
  • Ken McDougal
    11 months ago
    Stunning!
  • Rangewoman_Inc
    11 months ago
    Magnificent shot and shared.
    • Joe Lightheart
      11 months ago
      This was taken in Hawaii at 9000+ feet and cold, but a 30 minute drive down the mountain and I was back in 80 degree temps. Lucky live Hawaii as the locals here say. Thank you very much for commenting and for sharing, I appreciate you!
  • Ontologys Dreamscape
    2 years ago
    marvelous...how do you spot the Milkyway? do you use an app for that?
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you, Ontologys Dreamscape! No app. I found the milky way by stopping the car and looked around while all the lights were turned off. There is almost no city light pollution and the skies were very dark since the moon rise was not for another few hours. Once my eyes got used to the darkness the milky way was seen easily.
  • Elenka Smilenova
    2 years ago
    This is a great capture
  • Dylan Burgess
    • Seller
    • Pro
    2 years ago
    Another cracker Joe :) wish I didn't have to travel so far to get away from our own light pollution so I could "really" see the night sky
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you very much, Dylan! For this shot I had to drive 40 minutes away! For me that's a long way to go! At the same time, I've always been fascinated that one could go from sea level to 14,000 feet elevation in less than an hour on this island!
  • himalayan media
    2 years ago
    Fantastic picture, well done Joe.
  • bodo_s
    2 years ago
    An amazing image, Joe! Way too much light here to even try this 8=(
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you bodo_s! Light is the biggest factor and even while the car lights are on, one would never know this was here.
  • Mike Iles
    • Seller
    • Pro
    2 years ago
    Great shot Joe -- one thing I have not been able to get a good shot of is the Milky way - I need tp get ut and try more of them
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you very much, Mike! One place I wanted to go to but did not have time when I visited was Crater Lake. You recently posted a very beautiful image. In case you are wondering if you can see the milky way there - google Crater Lake night photography :-)
      • Mike Iles
        • Seller
        • Pro
        2 years ago
        I know Crater Lake is a good place -- I will try later this fall after the wildfire smoke clears out
  • MarkChinn
    2 years ago
    Spectacular shot Joe. 25 sec exposure? I will attempt a shot like that one day when I'm out west. You can not see the milky way in the eastern U.S. At least I never have. I was thinking of you when the hurricane was there, hoping all was ok. It's been a tough year in Hawaii. Safe travels on your next adventure.
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you Mark! I shot this at several different exposures and was surprised that I did not get too much starry motion even at 25 seconds. If you were to google Mauna Kea observatory you would see that this mountain is famous for astronomical uniqueness with the dark and clear skies needed for research. I had a lot of fun and learned some new stuff too.
  • Ramonet Photography
    2 years ago
    Nice one well achieved I wish I could be able to do it!:-) nice one sir!:-) Joe!:-
  • Gjesdal
    • Seller
    • Pro
    2 years ago
    This is amazing!

    *note to self: don't travel with Joe*
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you very much for sharing Kenneth! If you bring Stine, I promise only good and fortunate things will happen!
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you very much, Kenneth! I've already planned another trip and this time I hope when I get back I will have a new President of the United States :-)
  • Ruud van den Breevaart
    2 years ago
    Fantastic shot!!
  • tbevan
    • Seller
    • Pro
    2 years ago
    wow! I have no more to say Joe
  • Emmanuel Varnas
    2 years ago
    like a painting.spectacular image.i am trying hard to do the milky way and fail all the time grrrrrrr
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you, Emmanuel! I wished I had a f1.4 lens or maybe even a f/2, but this is okay. You should know I do have an advantage with my location and I think this made it easier.
  • bluedog photo. J.R. McClellan
    2 years ago
    Wow! amazing image.
  • Denise Savage
    2 years ago
    Wow Joe! You’ve got an amazing image. Sounds like there’s still lots going on for your home islands . . .
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you, Denise! Yes, lots going on yet. The eruptions have settled down significantly but hurricane season still threatens us.
  • Cyril Sieberhagen
    2 years ago
    Fantastic... would love to be able to take those kind of shots!!
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you, Cyril! I have an advantage here as this mountain I am on is called Mauna Kea. It is the home to about 13 observatories and telescopes from countries around the world. This location has been determined to be astronomically the best in the Northern Hemisphere as the air is very, very clear and the skies are very, very dark since we are in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Andy haley
    2 years ago
    love the colours
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you, Andy! The one time I think sensor noise is acceptable.
  • lili255
    2 years ago
    Amazing sky, so starry
  • Howard
    • Seller
    • Pro
    2 years ago
    You do have extremes of weather, and as you've commented before, the world is changing. In the UK we've just had one of our hottest summers ever. Great shot.
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you very much for sharing, Howard!
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you Howard. We are in hurricane season till the end of November - the ocean temperatures are warmer, and I know we will have a direct run in sooner than later. The last one was 1992 that caused a lot of damage, se we're due. While I was in Canada there were more than 400 fires, plus they had very warm and dry conditions too.
  • Marius Radu
    2 years ago
    Excellent, Joe, Milky Way is always fascinating to watch... bit difficult to shoot but you managed it very well :-) In the end another reminder of how small are we in this big world :-)
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you, Marius! This was my first time trying this type of shot and am surprised to have gotten something okay even at f/4 - my wides aperture on the lens I had. It helped that I was about 9,000ft/2700+m elevation where the air is very clear. Truly incredible to see so many stars and yes, does make one feel rather insignificant :-)
  • socialtruant
    2 years ago
    So every time you leave, the place has an eruption of some sort? You must be like the Ravens at the tower of London.
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Never heard of the Ravens at the tower of London so had to look it up, and found it very interesting. First the country wipes them out then has to have a Ravenmaster to ensure their ongoing presence. I don't really matter and Hawaii just seems to have a lot of high spirited earthy activities.
  • Katrina Anker
    2 years ago
    Beautiful. Reminds me of home - thanks :)
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you, Sonic Boom. Your homes got to be an extra special place!
  • Bess Carter
    2 years ago
    Magical!!!
  • Alex Adrianov
    2 years ago
    This is stunning, Joe!
  • dimitris1268
    2 years ago
    Great!!
  • Jim Graves
    2 years ago
    Wow!