Mars over the Tower

This has to be one of my favorite photographs. I used a Nikon N80 with a 17 to 35 2.8 lens set at 17mm and f=2.8 for about 25 minutes around 10:00pm. We were staying at Devil's Tower Lodge with Frank Sanders. He was entertaining us on the piano and I ran outside between songs to shoot this. This being my first try at star trails, I was thrilled with the results. This was shot on September 3 of 2003 a few hours after finally getting to summit. This night Mars was closer to earth than it will be in something like 200 years. The green forground was caused by the pole light in Frank's yard. Everything about that trip was fantastic!


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rdmc - Mar 31, 2008 7:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome ...

shot! :o)

banzai.barbara - Apr 2, 2008 10:44 am - Voted 10/10

great shot...

I just love every detail in it!! :)


EricCox - Apr 3, 2008 8:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: great shot...

Thank you!
That truly is a very speical place. I was very lucky to have had the chance to go there.


Narcisse - Aug 29, 2008 11:08 am - Voted 10/10


And you said my photo looked unreal?! When I look at this one, I can almost see the spaceship, full of aliens, coming in for landing...


EricCox - Sep 2, 2008 6:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thank You Christina! I will never forget standing in the photo lab and seeing this print. I was amazed that I had been so lucky to get this photograph.

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