Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Stars awhirl over Oregon

Seattle Times reader Yoshiki Nakamura’s time-lapse photo of starlight and the Northern Lights over a Central Oregon lake.

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

Photographer: Yoshiki Nakamura, Seattle

Photo taken: June 9, Sparks Lake, near Bend, Ore.

Photographer's description: "I went to capture the beautiful star-trail image at Sparks Lake. I set up for time-lapse shooting starting around 10 p.m. and ending around midnight. When the last sunlight was about gone, miraculously the Northern Lights came into the scene. 14 mm, ISO2000, f/2.8, 28 seconds, and 30-second interval. This is a composite of 86 images."

Expert says: "Wow. Just wow. This composite photo is gorgeous. I’m having trouble coming up with words. One thing I love about it is the wide angle — we don’t usually see that center point of the rotation of the stars in photos like this. It’s like God’s big thumbprint stamped in the center of the sky. The Northern Lights showing up at the perfect time just goes to show that the Photo Gods look after us photographers. Beautiful!"

-- Katie Greene, Seattle Times photo staff

Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/northwestphotos (and see an online gallery of other Reader’s Lens photos). We judge the best and award a prize every December.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

The Seattle Times Historical Archives

Browse our newspaper page archives from 1900-1984


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►