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Hand of the Desert Sculpture - Eta Carinae, Omega Centauri, Southern Cross and many others

Technical card

Resolution: 1929x2500

Frames: 3x75"

Integration: 0.1 hours job: 1926379


Image taken in Atacama Desert.

Several days in a row photographing the night sky at the Atacama´s Desert. Great experience! In the moment I shot this picture I was alone, in the middle of nowhere, experimenting a scene that clearly looked like another world. The 33 feet sculpture 'Hand of the Desert ' helped to create an even more alien atmosphere. It was a unique photoshoot indeed.
It was already pass 4:00 AM and a certain tiredness knoked my door. I started packing since I still would had two hours drive ahead. Just before leaving, I looked back and saw this wonderful scene forming: the hand almost "touching" Eta Carinae nebulae and the Southern Cross constellation! What a view!

I pulled everything out and began the photographic process again, hoping to capture a unique view of our southern night skies, harmonizing with a gigantic sculpture.
What I liked most about this image is the pinkie almost "touching" Eta Carinae nebulae! 😁
[ Tech Specs ]
50mm lens | Canon 6D mod. | ISO 3200 | f4 | Porteble Eq Mount | Exposure 75" sec
#2 sky images;
#1 landscape image;
*All images taken in a immediate sequence, turning eq mount on and off.
Chile - 04/2017



Carlos Fairbairn
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Hand of the Desert Sculpture - Eta Carinae, Omega Centauri, Southern Cross and many others, 


            Carlos Fairbairn