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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.

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!


    November 28, 2010 at 2:52 PM