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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Reaching for the Stars

Many of my photographs are planned for months sometimes years... I know it seems crazy, but it's part of the fun for me. We visited an authentic Masai Village outside of the Mara in Kenya. After spending some time with the people we took photographs of the Masai Warriors as they danced around a campfire with the Milky Way rising in the background. This photograph was incredibly challenging to achieve and took a lot of planning and some luck. The final image is a Panorama created from 27 separate pictures and will print at over 10 feet wide.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © paul lynch