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Wormhole Opening Above St. Helens

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 14 September 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Our star trail shoot was largely a bust. As soon as it got dark, large amounts of condensation formed on our camera gear. Our new intervalometers worked quite well, however.

So, I took a shot of the Milky Way above the mountain and a shot of the mountain and created this fantasy image.

Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument

PATRICK from miramas, France

magnific 5****

14 Sep 2013 5:22am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wow, a great work and processing, congratulations!

14 Sep 2013 5:50am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice work, super image

14 Sep 2013 7:26am

Nicole from Aix en Provence, France

I ever dreamt to take such picture without knowing how I can do it ! You did it so well !

14 Sep 2013 8:05am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran


14 Sep 2013 8:07am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Just brilliant work, Steve!

14 Sep 2013 10:29am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
W O N D E R F U L !

14 Sep 2013 11:10am

helys from Paris, France

Nice landscape

14 Sep 2013 11:23am

Devi from Chennai, India

Hats off to your creativity:)))))

14 Sep 2013 11:34am

jean pierre from paris, France

belle pose lente!! amitiés

14 Sep 2013 1:29pm

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Incredible effect !

14 Sep 2013 1:36pm (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Very great work. Well done !

14 Sep 2013 2:07pm

JCJ from Troyes, France


14 Sep 2013 2:16pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

It works out perfectly well !!!

14 Sep 2013 2:33pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

It sure is pure fantasy! It's almost like looking at bunches of constellations :-) lovely shot Steve!

14 Sep 2013 3:20pm

Diana from Olympia, United States


14 Sep 2013 3:51pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantastic. Great shot. Excellent processing. :)

14 Sep 2013 3:59pm

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Very fantastic work

14 Sep 2013 4:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


14 Sep 2013 6:09pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Cool work Steve, very interesting shot!

14 Sep 2013 7:03pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Stunning ! Superb ! Excellent execution ! This image requires, over all, patience ! ;-)

14 Sep 2013 8:13pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


14 Sep 2013 10:53pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning capture with the perfect siting of the wormhole!! Is it true that the wormhole is centered around the North star? 5***** from me

15 Sep 2013 12:45am

@Steven: Normally, to get that circular pattern as here you must aim at the North Star. Remember, this is a fantasy shot so you only need an photoshop action from Russell Brown.

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, what marvelous work of art Steve! How I am enchanted... and getting dizzy too!:-) Have a great weekend!

15 Sep 2013 2:48am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Stunning is the word for a little lackluster. Change this image can not say. I was reminded of the wonders of space, a long exposure picture taken.

15 Sep 2013 4:37am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh shoot, that is a Photoshop result ? I was about to ask how you got this marvel out of your camera ;)))) Thanks for your honesty and the result does rock anyways ;)

15 Sep 2013 6:10am

L'angevine from Angers, France

eh ben la galaxie qui nous fait aussi tourner la tête,excellent composition

15 Sep 2013 7:20am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Well done !

15 Sep 2013 8:06am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

An excellent composition, very well done. Mounting and picture are perfect, I like a lot. It is also very well choosing of a "Plan film 4x5" to put the picture.

15 Sep 2013 11:49am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

It's a wonderful shot with a lot of efforts. Beautiful circles.

15 Sep 2013 1:02pm

helys from Paris, France


15 Sep 2013 5:58pm

@helys: Thank you.

Diana from Olympia, United States

Congrats for the spotlight. Well done!

15 Sep 2013 6:17pm

@Diana: Thanks.

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

well deserved for the spotlight


15 Sep 2013 6:37pm

@Akbar&Armaghan: Thank you.

jean pierre from paris, France

bravo pour le spotlight!! amitiés

15 Sep 2013 6:42pm

@jean pierre: Thank you very much.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...Splendid ! Congratulations Steve on the color spotlight !

15 Sep 2013 7:39pm

@Mhelene: Thank you, Mhelene.

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight, Steve !

15 Sep 2013 7:40pm

@Mariana Maoduš: Thanks, Mariana.

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Congratulations for the spotlight.

15 Sep 2013 8:00pm

@gerard1948: Thank you.

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

15 Sep 2013 8:10pm

@omid: Thank you.

Melocoton from Spain

wowwwwwwwwwwwwww congrats*****

15 Sep 2013 9:40pm

@Melocoton: Thanks.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

15 Sep 2013 10:17pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you.

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Congratulations on this fantastic Spotlight !

15 Sep 2013 10:43pm

@Josep: Thank you.

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

16 Sep 2013 12:26am

@Kyu: Thank you.

crystal from Tempe, United States

Amazing. Nice job steve!!!

16 Sep 2013 12:51am

@crystal: Thanks, Crystal.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

ps - congratulations!!

16 Sep 2013 1:35am

@john4jack: Thanks, Jack.

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great.... congratulations!

16 Sep 2013 3:32am

@PRASHANT: Thank you.

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the color spotlight.

16 Sep 2013 6:36am

@Aubélia: Thank you, Aubélia.

PATRICK from miramas, France

Congratulations on this fantastic Spotlight !

16 Sep 2013 6:37am

@PATRICK: Thanks, Patrick.

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

Great effect...congratulations on your spotlight!

16 Sep 2013 3:25pm

@my-ky: Thank you.

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning image ... Excellent execution Steve !!!
Congratulations on this Spotlight !!!

16 Sep 2013 6:50pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thank you.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Back to congratulate you on the Color Spotlight!! And thank you for the extra info!

16 Sep 2013 11:53pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven.

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Such a great shot! Congratulations!

17 Sep 2013 7:31am

@Ryan Hammond: Thank you.

shecoufehkhalili from tehran, Iran

very very goooooooooooooooood
I enjoyed it .excellent exposure .
congratulations !

17 Sep 2013 5:02pm

@shecoufehkhalili: Thank you.

franz from Baden, Austria

once again, very belated congrats on an exceptionally well-done spotlight image !!!

18 Sep 2013 5:59pm

@franz: Thanks, Franz.

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic long exposure image!

18 Sep 2013 9:31pm

@Francisco Romero: Thanks.

Hilde V. Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

E X C E L L E N T !!!

19 Sep 2013 3:49am

@Hilde V. Morin: Thanks.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Congratulations, Steven, this is so priceless. Surely destined to become a Spotlight.

19 Sep 2013 6:20pm

@LauraS: Thanks. It already is. ;-)

Michelle from charleston, United States

Spirals of stars. This picture is so unique and remarkable.

20 Sep 2013 12:10am

@Michelle: Thanks.

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

This image has been put through the spin cycle and come out as a spotlight,
congratulations Steve, well deserved for this amazing image !~

20 Sep 2013 5:46am

@Phil Morris: Thank you.

Chacha from Leuven, Belgium

Very nice!

21 Sep 2013 8:42pm

@Chacha: Thank you, Chacha.

amirbaba from Iran


22 Sep 2013 2:20am

@amirbaba: Thank you.

rian from vestavia hills, United States

this is really executed well, love it!

2 Oct 2013 4:42pm

vrinda from mangalore,Karnataka, India

amazingly beautiful and congratulations

8 Oct 2013 5:45am