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Looking Back in Time

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by brentevan from Okotoks CA on 24 Jul 2017
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Okotoks Erratic framing the Milky Way taken from the lesser photographed backside of the Erratic. Fun Facts: The Okotoks Erratic (aka "Big Rock") is a 41m by 18m by 9m high boulder, weighing in at 16,200 metric tons. It was transported from the Jasper area of the Rocky Mountains (formed 80 million years ago) by a glacier during the last ice age (17,000 years ago) and deposited 500 km away to it's resting spot 8km west of Okotoks. The Milky Way (our galaxy) is some 13 billion years old.

  • Camera: NIKON D7200
  • Focal: 18 mm
  • Shutter speed: 10 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 1.8
tagged: milky way okotoks big rock

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brentevan posted 2017-08-30 12:48pm

Thanks for those encouraging comments, gordonpusnik!

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gordonpusnik posted 2017-08-29 8:46am

Gorgeous shot, wow, great work!!

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brentevan posted 2017-08-26 11:20am

Thanks margaret1. One of my favorites!

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margaret1 posted 2017-08-21 1:06am

Awesome shot !

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brentevan posted 2017-08-21 12:33am

Thanks for your comments Sticks. You can't discern it at his zoom level, but there are actually two 'star-gazers' laying atop the left side of the erratic in this photo. Speaking of Chain Lakes, I just uploaded a photo taken while I was picnicking there. Check it out.

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brentevan posted 2017-08-21 12:24am

Thanks CeceliaKeyes. I'm glad you liked it.

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Sticks posted 2017-08-17 6:24pm

...and it is really fun to climb on too :) Amazing photo - thanks for the info! We used to drive by it on our way to picnic at Chain Lakes.

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CeceliaKeyes posted 2017-08-17 12:48pm

Awesome photo!

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