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Milky Way; Night Sky

Photo taken by first-time contributor Alexandre Goulet, a Software Engineer from Ontario, Canada. He has found that photography is a great media through which he can escape the day to day trials of life. Photography was especially helpful when he was going through a difficult time after his mother passed away. Photography, in addition to therapy, was a great deal of help to him through that time.

About this photo: “I had found it challenging for a long time to take this specific picture, as I had continuously made excuses for why I couldn’t. They ranged from inadequate equipment, and un-cooperative weather conditions to just plain self doubt. On a weekend up north with friends, I joined one outside for fresh air as he had been admiring the stars on his own. When he asked me “Why don’t you take a picture of this?” for the first time, I had no excuses, and I overcame the hurdles I had created. Either his push was all I needed, maybe it was a bout of confidence he gave me, or maybe it was that right then and there I knew, the best pictures are the ones you take, not the ones you don’t. The rest is history.”

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16 comments on “Milky Way; Night Sky

  1. meryscarsa
    September 17, 2013

    Incredible shot, sometimes it is so hard to find a place to take a photo of the Milky Way! Congratulations

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  2. Sam Spencer
    September 17, 2013

    Great story & pic, Alexandre! . . .

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  3. vastlycurious.com
    September 17, 2013

    Just beautiful !!!

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  4. jennyinneverland
    September 17, 2013

    Beautiful photo! I too have a fascination with the sky and could spend hours looking at the stars. I wish I had the right equipment to be able to take photos like this!

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  5. Steve Lakey
    September 17, 2013

    An amazing photo.

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  6. spartacus2030
    September 17, 2013

    Excellent picture! I’d be curious to know what camera and exposure you used. Night shots of stars are better set manually anyway…

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  7. EvaUhu
    September 17, 2013

    Love the night sky, so this is awesome! 🙂

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  8. alexandregoulet
    September 17, 2013

    To all : Thanks for all the nice comments!
    @spartacus2030 : I used my Canon 5D Mk III with my 24-105 F/4 lens @ F/4.

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  9. seeker
    September 17, 2013

    I am so glad you have taken the picture.

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  10. thehappyhugger
    September 18, 2013

    This picture is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  11. Inside Space Design
    September 18, 2013

    Gorgeous photo!!

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  12. E-one
    September 18, 2013

    Reblogged this on Silently, Churping and commented:
    I m in love with this picture, so decided to reblog 🙂

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  13. aboynamedsuicide
    September 18, 2013

    breathtaking shot.

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  14. nomaggsrush
    September 18, 2013

    Beautiful image. Keep it up.

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  15. Paula McLane Jennings
    September 18, 2013

    awesome photo! must have been spectacular to see in person!

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  16. Anna
    September 22, 2013

    Amazing photo! I LOVE IT:D

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