Starry Night

By |2013-01-16T17:35:59+00:00Dec 27th, 2012|

I find that looking back and sharing the memories associated with images is more cathartic to me than just sharing the images themselves. It’s my memories of what surrounded me when I pressed that shutter button that ultimately make my images mine. These memories are what allow an image to live on in posterity within my heart. And the memories range from the weather at the time to the scent in the air. If the image is a visual representation of that moment in time, the memory of it serves to fill the rest of the gaps.

This image was taken back in August with Ben Canales and a group of other photographers. We found a wonderful, secluded section near Timothy Lake that had a perfect view of Mt. Hood. Our goal was to photograph the Perseid Meteor Shower. I remember that, despite it being in the thick of summer, the winds blew so strongly that my tent flew about 20 yards away. I also remember the taste of my summer ale as I sat by my camera as it clicked exposure after exposure. I also remember being in awe of just how many stars were visible and thought, ya just don’t see this sort of thing in Brooklyn.

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  1. Mark Esguerra December 27, 2012 at 9:51 am - Reply

    My jaw's dropped with this one. Excellent shot!

  2. Stevie Spiers December 27, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Excellent Brian well done mate

  3. Joshua Goins December 27, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply


  4. helen sotiriadis December 27, 2012 at 9:56 am - Reply


  5. Barb Cochran December 27, 2012 at 10:02 am - Reply

    +Brian Matiash , breath taking capture!  Amazing how miles of star studded sky looks from a remote vantage point!  Truly beautiful.

  6. onnie hull December 27, 2012 at 10:11 am - Reply

    it looks like you spent some time in heaven on earth! this is breathtaking +Brian Matiash

  7. Colby Brown December 27, 2012 at 10:17 am - Reply

    I am adding #MyBest2012  to this so others can see :)

  8. Doug Dillon December 27, 2012 at 10:20 am - Reply

    WOW! Nothing else to say!!!

  9. Andy Smith December 27, 2012 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Stunning, how can anyone say we are alone in the universe when you see such a sight.

  10. dave wilson December 27, 2012 at 10:24 am - Reply

    can't help the pun here: that, my friend is stellar!

  11. Sathya Murthy December 27, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Excellent shot

  12. Michael Bonocore December 27, 2012 at 10:47 am - Reply

    So sick +Brian Matiash!

  13. Shelly Gunderson December 27, 2012 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Very beautiful!

  14. Nev Nels December 27, 2012 at 11:22 am - Reply

    A lot of wow.

  15. Chris Greene December 27, 2012 at 11:28 am - Reply

    you take that yourself–that is the way I wish we here in the cities could see the night sky

  16. Marco Ranieri December 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Simply awe inspiring! Thank you.

  17. Susan Henry December 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Simply lovely capture, amazing perspective.

  18. Chance Barber December 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Amazing photo! +Brian Matiash I'm going to Costa Rica in March, hoping to shoot some star photos where can I get some info to have a good starting point?

  19. Azam Shah December 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm - Reply


  20. Chris Greene December 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    suddenly I feel insignificant

  21. Larry Lato December 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    Sold my 18 year old 10" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope last summer so I could get clearance to purchase the new Tamron 24-70. Had to make a choice from one pursuit to another. The shot is certainly a beautiful sight, lots to see in our sky!!

  22. PK PAUL December 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm - Reply


  23. Denise Mays December 28, 2012 at 3:57 am - Reply


  24. Jenna Kassim December 28, 2012 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Such an amazing shot! Love it!

  25. Kalyani Bidwai December 28, 2012 at 6:51 am - Reply

    a reallll wwoowwww

  26. sudeepta Samaddar January 1, 2013 at 2:47 am - Reply

    Amaaazzzing! I wish I was there too! Thanks for letting us see this atleast in photograph.

  27. Kay Martin January 1, 2013 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Beautiful.  It looks alive. :)

  28. Chris Greene January 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    far from a city

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