Milky way - Desert near the oasis city of Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia [534x800]

Milky way - Desert near the oasis city of Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia [534x800]

Be nice to see a link to the original artist's page.

Desert near the oasis city of Al-'Ula, Saudi Arabia Source: Nasser AlOthman - 500px

Exposure settings? Camera/lens used?

You usually just wait until very late at night in a location that has very little light pollution and do a long exposure of the sky (around 30"). Touch it up in Photoshop/Lightroom and voilà!

Sounds too inorganic.

Also since the exposure of the sky has to track on the sky, you necessarily need to capture the terrain in a separate exposure and composite them together.

No.

Thank You, all I got was a bunch of tumblr pages when I searched for it.

Here is the EXIF:

Camera nikon d800e

Lens 14/24

Focal Length 14mm

Shutter Speed 30 s

Aperture f/2.8

ISO/Film 1600

Is there a bigger version somewhere?