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Adventures in HD(RI) – Star Tower

Estrella Star Tower

Estrella Star Tower - Goodyear, AZ

The Star Tower was built as a tribute to the many cultures that have studied the desert night sky. The tower was designed as a spiral configuration, resembling the shape of the Milky Way constellation topped off with a rusted steel sail.

This is another attempt at HDRI.  I ended up taking this on one of those nights when Magpie and I went to photograph the moon and the clouds got in the way.

You can see more skies from around the world at the Skywatch Friday website.

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16 responses

  1. That is awesome. I would love to see that next time I am in town.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:23 PM

  2. That is a really cool photograph. I’m going to be in Arizona in March, may have to check it out.

    Thanks for sharing.

    November 18, 2010 at 8:44 PM

  3. I need to get out that way and visit this star tower.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:06 PM

  4. the tower looks antiqued.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:42 PM

  5. How interesting.

    November 18, 2010 at 9:52 PM

  6. Anonymous

    beautiful color

    November 19, 2010 at 5:41 AM

  7. Wonderful sculpture and interesting idea. I would like to see it as I like watching the stars.

    Now I don’t understand what HDRI is though. MB

    November 19, 2010 at 9:02 AM

  8. That is incredible! Thank you for sharing this tower.

    November 19, 2010 at 11:11 AM

  9. Wow, Tracy awesome image! The clouds make it even more dynamic. I never knew that star tower existed, but I love it!

    November 19, 2010 at 12:13 PM

  10. Wow, a Star Tower….I had never heard of this. Very stunning photo.

    November 19, 2010 at 12:31 PM

  11. Wow that’s amazing! Have a great weekend 🙂

    November 19, 2010 at 7:53 PM

  12. Magpie

    We’ve always had such a good time when we spent time here. Love how your HDRI shots are coming out.

    November 19, 2010 at 8:01 PM

  13. I remember this from before. It’s positively mesmerizing!

    November 19, 2010 at 11:05 PM

  14. Wow, I really have to get over there to see this. It is gorgeous and so is your photo!

    November 20, 2010 at 7:21 AM

  15. Here it is Thanksgiving Day and we are all piled up watching the parade. So, I have the perfect time to drop by and visit friends. I wanted to tell you that one the things I am thankful for today is blogging and the way it has made my world so much bigger. Thank you for the friendship, the wisdom, and the inspiration I have found here. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, my friend. Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 25, 2010 at 10:38 AM

  16. This is an absolutely incredible photo Tracy – I hope you don’t mind but I’ve set it as my desktop wallpaper 😉 Hope you had a great thanksgiving!

    x

    November 28, 2010 at 2:52 PM