Not my photo but isn't it beautiful?

@JudyEv (275614)
Rockingham, Australia
January 26, 2022 7:16am CST
In 2016, my husband and I visited Uluru (Ayres Rock) in central Australia. The air there is very ‘clean’. There is no glow from street lights or nearby towns. Neither is there any smog or haze. Skies are mostly cloudless and the days are hot. At night, it seems you could reach out to touch the stars. Vince came across this photo tonight and I was stunned by its beauty. Vince took the photo at sunset and it has been hidden among the archives somewhere. I feel it is one we should print then display on a wall. What do you think?
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@LadyDuck (387368)
• Switzerland
26 Jan
I agree, this is beautiful. I have never seen something like this.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Jan
People fall in love with the outback and when you see stars like this you can understand why.
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@LadyDuck (387368)
• Switzerland
27 Jan
@JudyEv - Only if you have total darkness you can see stars like this and it is absolutely beautiful. One night I will go out to break the outdoor lights of one neighbor to better look at the stars.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
@LadyDuck Don't forget to wear black clothing so you can't be identified.
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@DaddyEvil (79109)
• United States
26 Jan
Yes, it is beautiful and yes, it should be on display somewhere.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Jan
We might get it put on canvas although it's a very small format. It may not print up so well.
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@DaddyEvil (79109)
• United States
27 Jan
@JudyEv Yeah, that's always a risk. I hope it does, though.
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@Rashnag (28112)
• Surat, India
26 Jan
Beautiful picture. Glad to know about your trip. Yes it's a nice idea to get it framed
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Jan
I'm glad we found it again. The stars are something else out there.
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@xFiacre (10484)
• Ireland
26 Jan
@judyev Well worth displaying.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Jan
I can't believe it's been hidden away for so long.
@Juliaacv (65698)
• Canada
26 Jan
Very beautiful, so great to be able to enjoy it.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Jan
The stars were incredible. No wonder people fall in love with the outback.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
26 Jan
It's a very beautiful photo. I also agree that it can be put on display on a wall
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 Jan
We have others on the wall but we might need to make room for this one.
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@franxav (12724)
• India
26 Jan
I read about the Ayers Rock while teaching in High School Classes. The lights are reddish in hue. Is it because of the rock or sand in the desert, I wonder.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
It was sunset but any dust would be red. Everything is red up there.
• United States
26 Jan
You're absolutely right...it's beautiful. I agree that it would look nice displayed on a wall. When I see pictures like this I always think how much of nature we take for granted.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
We get carried away with big buildings, etc but it would be hard to beat this.
• United States
31 Jan
@JudyEv when I moved here to Pennsylvania I was amazed at how many stars were in the sky at night. Coming from New York we didn't see that many stars I guess because of smog.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Feb
@Marilynda1225 They say that's the case in London too. Even guests from Perth would remark on our stars in Donnybrook.
@just4him (265354)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan
I agree with you about printing it and putting it on a wall. It's beautiful!
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
There is always room for one more photo or one already up could have a little holiday for a while.
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@just4him (265354)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jan
@JudyEv True. I hope you get it printed.
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@Fleura (20207)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan
Do you ever think how different life must have been for people when they saw stars like that all the time, before air pollution and artificial lighting - not all that long ago really!
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
And I heard of a boy born and raised in London who'd never seen stars but I find that a bit hard to believe. Some towns would turn off street lights too, as you say, not that long ago.
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@Fleura (20207)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan
@JudyEv If that's recent I could easily believe it. People come out of the house, get into their car and go to some indoor place, then drive home, get out of the car and go straight into the house.
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@FourWalls (42530)
• United States
26 Jan
Simply stunning. They call them “certified dark sky parks” here in America. I accidentally ran across one in Tennessee on a vacation.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
There are thousands of miles of 'dark skies' in the middle of Australia. No wonder people fall in love with the outback.
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@wolfgirl569 (53864)
• Marion, Ohio
26 Jan
That would be very pretty. I would love it in the bedroom. Maybe even make it a ceiling decal
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
That's a good idea. It would be great on the ceiling.
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@Fleura (20207)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan
It's certainly beautiful. When there's a lot of light pollution you struggle to pick out the constellations because there are so few stars visible. With skies like that, you struggle to pick out the constellations because it's hard to see which are the key stars among all the others!
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
I'd forgotten just what a multitude of stars there were.
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@RebeccasFarm (62019)
• United States
26 Jan
Is this one that Vince took? It is astounding Judy..I adore it.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
Yes, this is Vince's photos. I think it will be my new favourite.
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@DeborahDiane (37928)
• Laguna Woods, California
3 Feb
@JudyEv - Oh, my! That is an amazing photo. While watching the TV show Mystery Road, they showed some amazing views of the night sky, and I thought they had been faked, or at least enhanced. However, after looking at this photo that Vince, took, I can see I was wrong. Out in central Australia, the sky really does look like this. Amazing!
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Feb
Once you get away from all the extraneous light from houses, streets, towns, etc, the sky looks so much different.
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Feb
@JudyEv - Yes, we started Season 2 of Mystery Road last night, and they also had an incredible shot of the sky. This season has been shot in and near the town of Broome, Australia, although they call it Gideon in the TV show. We looked up some photos of it, too. It is a much larger town.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Feb
@DeborahDiane Broome has just had incredible flooding. In two days, the airport reported more rain than in the whole of 2021, with 563mm falling in 48 hours. It's probably good that they filmed Mystery Road before all this happened - but maybe they didn't!
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@RubyHawk (59674)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jan
I would display the picture. It’s beautiful.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
I thought so too. We'd forgotten we even had it.
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@RubyHawk (59674)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jan
@JudyEv I’m finding pictures I’d forgotten since I began to put my pictures in albums. Same thing with my journals. I’m finding all kinds of interesting things.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jan
@RubyHawk Some things make their way to the bottom of the heap then don't reappear for ages.
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@divalounger (5468)
• United States
27 Jan
Well that is all kinds of gorgeous!
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
Thanks. I think it's my new favourite. This is the old one.
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• United States
27 Jan
@JudyEv You have an eye for beauty!
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
@divalounger You say the nicest things.
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@snowy22315 (135780)
• United States
27 Jan
That is a great photo. I think you should display it, and also make copies to give to your friends. I love the colors.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jan
Maybe it would make a nice Christmas card.
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@snowy22315 (135780)
• United States
28 Jan
@JudyEv Maybe, or could go in as an insert.
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jan
@snowy22315 Good idea.
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@CarolDM (182616)
• United States
27 Jan
I love the night sky photos. Wow!
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jan
I'd completely forgotten about this one. It pays just to go browsing through photos from time to time.
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@CarolDM (182616)
• United States
29 Jan
@JudyEv Yes I do it often.
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@rebelann (97559)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Jan
I agree with you. It would make a stunning addition to a wall. How big are you thinking of having it made to .
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@JudyEv (275614)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jan
Probably about 18" by 15". Something like that.
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@rebelann (97559)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Jan
That will be beautiful.
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