Photo of the Day Contest
Galactic Canyon by Alex Noriega
Wednesday, 6th February 2013

Galactic Canyon

by Alex Noriega

The Milky Way over eastern Washington's Palouse River canyon.
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 12-24mm
Alex Noriega
I'm a landscape photographer based in Portland, Oregon.

Galactic Canyon by Alex Noriega was photo of the day on Wednesday, 6th February 2013. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


6th February 2013 at 3:50 am

Beautiful and captivating Alex! Congrats on the POTD.

6th February 2013 at 8:27 am

outstanding image. one of the best I’ve seen

Dilip Dey

6th February 2013 at 8:37 am

Nice pic

Pamela North

6th February 2013 at 8:40 am

A beautifully moody image

6th February 2013 at 9:01 am

A river on the ground and another in the sky; well done!

Matthew Harvey

6th February 2013 at 9:51 am

This is my kind of shot – love it!

May I ask the expisure details?


6th February 2013 at 12:40 pm

Mesmerizing and just truly a beautiful pic!


6th February 2013 at 12:51 pm

Wow, some photos just truly leaves one speechless.

6th February 2013 at 1:41 pm

Awesome image Alex!! Beautifully captured!!

Ellen Cotton

6th February 2013 at 3:55 pm



6th February 2013 at 4:13 pm

It doesn’t look real. It is a picture like I’ve never seen. The rocks look striated. It’s beautiful.

Anne Egli

6th February 2013 at 5:06 pm

Beautiful shot of the Milky Way and the river and the canyon. Also very much enjoyed your slide shows on your web site, just incredible photos.


6th February 2013 at 5:21 pm

This is absolutely mesmerizing, Alex. And so is your whole portfolio. Just gorgeous!


6th February 2013 at 6:04 pm

I do believe this is the best scene of the Milky Way and earth combined this person has ever gazed upon. The river in the depths of the rock faces, the rich deep tones in the rocks and then that burst of light in the heavens is mesmerizing. This is magic Alex.

6th February 2013 at 6:30 pm

Moved up to my top favorite! Well done.

John Summers

6th February 2013 at 9:40 pm

Beautiful and magnificent! and then you see the tiny efforts down by the river -it’s people , and all their clutter- hotels, boats,….aint we small!!

6th February 2013 at 11:17 pm

Thanks people!

John, those are just rocks in and around the river. Very barren down there, and the whole scene is probably not as large as it may have looked to you initially. :)

7th February 2013 at 12:47 am

So very gorgeous! I agree that the degree of depth you have created so skillfully is amazing. Fabulous image.

sheila Hofer

7th February 2013 at 2:51 am

Beautiful shot…..
Thank you

7th February 2013 at 4:20 am

Just amazing!

8th February 2013 at 7:28 am


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