The Star Trail Tumblr Blog of Ben Canales
Beautiful scene! 

(via “Fluctuations” by Thomas Koidhis (TWAN))
oh wow… just wow. 

oh wow… just wow. 

LOVE this! 

Solitary (by Jamie MacIsaac Seattle)

LOVE this! 

Solitary (by Jamie MacIsaac Seattle)

Oooo, I am REALLY excited about this one. I like to post pictures here first to get some objective opinion from you guys (and gals), but, I am very pleased with how this turned out. I feel like I tapped into some new levels that I’ve been struggling to find this year. What do you think? Reaction? Thoughts?

Oooo, I am REALLY excited about this one. 
I like to post pictures here first to get some objective opinion from you guys (and gals), but, I am very pleased with how this turned out. I feel like I tapped into some new levels that I’ve been struggling to find this year. What do you think? Reaction? Thoughts?

the Gatekeeper on Flickr.This is an older photo of mine… but I never get tired of looking it. ;)

the Gatekeeper on Flickr.

This is an older photo of mine… but I never get tired of looking it. ;)

Cosmic Meadow by Tom Lowe @ Timescapes on Flickr.Cosmic Meadows by the infamous Tom Lowe! Love it!

Cosmic Meadow by Tom Lowe @ Timescapes on Flickr.

Cosmic Meadows by the infamous Tom Lowe! Love it!

FREE STAR PARTY tonight at Timberline Lodge, Oregon. Meet me up there for a night of star gazing and shooting. Bring your camera and tripod and some coffeeeeee!
For all the details visit Timberline Lodge’s website:
http://www.timberlinelodge.com/evening-under-the-stars-star-party-2/

FREE STAR PARTY tonight at Timberline Lodge, Oregon. Meet me up there for a night of star gazing and shooting. Bring your camera and tripod and some coffeeeeee!

For all the details visit Timberline Lodge’s website:

http://www.timberlinelodge.com/evening-under-the-stars-star-party-2/

 
Man, o man- what a roller coaster ride of a week it’s been!
First things first, this is a finely polished single frame of a timelapse sequence for a night montage I’m working on. I can’t promise the final timelapse piece will have all 300 frames looking like this, but.. it’s a goal! Big thanks to [http://www.flickr.com/photos/drwhite75/] for poking me to process this one. He’s been raving about it since I posted a preview screen shot from my phone from the night I shot this. Thanks Darren, I think I would have left if alone as just a timelapse if you hadn’t kept at me!
Ohk, on to other things, in case you didn’t hear- crazy amazingness happened this week (yes, that is a real phrase). I found out I won FIRST PLACE in National Geographic’s Travel Photo Contest (insert scene of me running around the room with arms and hands flailing in air while yelling)!!! You can see details, writeup, and winning image and accompanying timelapse here:intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/02/behin…variation to description here:news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/08/pictures/110802-…
So, ….I’m still just blown away. I grew up reading National Geographic, and while in my globe-trotting backpacking phase- I devoured National Geographic’s magazines as inspiration and window into the world at large. So, to win a photography competition for them is just shocking. Seriously, it may sound cheesy, but I’m really excited for me (yeah, that’s right, I’ll admit it) but, I’m excited for all of us because it means anyone can win those damn competitions. I didn’t think anyone could win them. But, it turns out.. you can! If I did, then, with hard work and determination, next year’s winner could be any of you reading this. That trips me out. And is exciting to me.
Thank you all for the incredibly kind comments and messages you’ve sent this week- man, I am just amazed at the support and encouragement that comes from all of you in the Flickr community :-) I’ll be staying in this weekend working on some projects, and one of the things to do is get back to all of you with a thanks. So, till then, thanks again for the incredible support and inspiration that you’ve been to me, and we’ve all been to each other.
Cheers guys :-) OH, also, this weekend there is a “Star Party” up at Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood. For any Oregon/Washington locals, I’m going to head up there and check out the stars. Come on out and join if you’re in the mood!

Man, o man- what a roller coaster ride of a week it’s been!

First things first, this is a finely polished single frame of a timelapse sequence for a night montage I’m working on. I can’t promise the final timelapse piece will have all 300 frames looking like this, but.. it’s a goal! Big thanks to [http://www.flickr.com/photos/drwhite75/] for poking me to process this one. He’s been raving about it since I posted a preview screen shot from my phone from the night I shot this. Thanks Darren, I think I would have left if alone as just a timelapse if you hadn’t kept at me!

Ohk, on to other things, in case you didn’t hear- crazy amazingness happened this week (yes, that is a real phrase). I found out I won FIRST PLACE in National Geographic’s Travel Photo Contest (insert scene of me running around the room with arms and hands flailing in air while yelling)!!! You can see details, writeup, and winning image and accompanying timelapse here:
intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/02/behin…
variation to description here:
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/08/pictures/110802-…

So, ….I’m still just blown away. I grew up reading National Geographic, and while in my globe-trotting backpacking phase- I devoured National Geographic’s magazines as inspiration and window into the world at large. So, to win a photography competition for them is just shocking. Seriously, it may sound cheesy, but I’m really excited for me (yeah, that’s right, I’ll admit it) but, I’m excited for all of us because it means anyone can win those damn competitions. I didn’t think anyone could win them. But, it turns out.. you can! If I did, then, with hard work and determination, next year’s winner could be any of you reading this. That trips me out. And is exciting to me.

Thank you all for the incredibly kind comments and messages you’ve sent this week- man, I am just amazed at the support and encouragement that comes from all of you in the Flickr community :-) I’ll be staying in this weekend working on some projects, and one of the things to do is get back to all of you with a thanks. So, till then, thanks again for the incredible support and inspiration that you’ve been to me, and we’ve all been to each other.

Cheers guys :-) 
OH, also, this weekend there is a “Star Party” up at Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood. For any Oregon/Washington locals, I’m going to head up there and check out the stars. Come on out and join if you’re in the mood!

Freaking Dakotalapse does it again!!! I want to spend a weekend shooting with this guy ASAP!