Dinosaurs! Actual Photograph – What?!?

 

I call this image eclipse of the dinosaurs, the second to last of my 10 image series. Ever wonder what a dinosaur looked like at night? Wonder no more!

This is a real photograph, well actually its about 40 some photos stitched together. The foreground is a life-sized pair of Brontosaurus models filmed at night on location. So yes, this is an actual panoramic photograph.

I combined this with my image I took of the blood moon in Kansas along with a winter Milky Way / Orion shot over Moab (the dinosaur models are in Moab). 

I spent a lot of time to remove all trace of human artifacts from the pictures. Bridges, light pollution, railroad tracks, overhead power lines, giant power pylons, planes, satellite trails and more all were removed to make a scene that is as free as possible from modern life.

Why did I do this labor of love? Because I love dinosaurs, I mean who doesn’t? Since I was a child when I played with my little plastic dinosaurs and wondered about their world. What did it look like?

Sitting under the Milky Way in remote areas, my mind wondered what would the sky have looked like then? There were no realistic photos or even drawings that exist. Now they do.

 

Check me out on Instagram as well @dave_lane_astrophotography

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