Ashdod is the fifth-largest city in Israel, located in the Southern District of the country, on the Mediterranean coast, located 32 kilometres south of Tel Aviv. The first documented settlement in Ashdod dates to the Canaanite culture of 17th century BCE, making the city one of the oldest in the world. Ashdod is mentioned 13 times in the Bible. During its history the city was settled by Philistines, Israelites, Byzantines, Crusaders and Arabs.
Our galaxy got it's name from its appearance as a dim "milky" glowing band arching across the night sky. In Greek myth, the Milky Way was caused by milk spilt by Hera when suckling Heracles.
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jester5 (2018) 2013-09-05 9:07
I like your perspective on this Uncle Bob. I wonder if St. Peter is at the top waiting to open those pearly gates. ;)
I wish we saw the milky way this clearly, it is so very beautiful, TYFS.
yquem46 (38746) 2013-09-05 10:00
hello uncle bob
I must say that I cannot figure out how you did that but the result is really impressive
Bravo, have a nice evening
EstudioChispa (2070) 2013-09-05 11:25
Hello Uncle Bob!
I have only been at TE for less than a year and had not found your portfolio -- VERY impressive stuff! This shot is a technical tour-de-force. From your profile I infer that this is a single image and not a composite, and the result is a stunning image. I marvel at (1) the ability to capture so much light from the Milky Way without seeing streaks from the Earth's rotation, and (2) the fact that the terrestrial lights are not completely overexposed.
However you accomplished this -- whether a single shot or an HDR composite -- it is a fine image that evokes contemplations on man's place in the universe.
rigoletto (34269) 2013-09-05 13:57
second milky way photo i am writing in last 5 minutes... the first one was 30 sec.s exposure and i could understand how it was done, but this one is beyond my technical comprehension. compliments...
marabu61 (8679) 2013-09-05 14:45
This is a scene like out of a Sci Fi movie, great view of the milky way over Ashdod indeed. I just love the way the galaxy is channeled by the walls and railings here.
It is a pity you suppress the Exif data of your picture, I would have loved to know how you where able to get such a clear sight of the milky way.
Hava a great day
- Copyright: Uncle Bob (Noctraeon) (60)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-05-15
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 90, NIKKOR AF-S DX 18-105MM F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Hoya 67mm UV Pro 1 Digital MC
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-05 8:10