Just above the tree line you can see for miles
1 17an hour ago
📷 by @drkanab
Repost from @newmilkyway Facebook group. Join and post in our group to get a feature! Link in bio.
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A magical moment in time when the first light from a crescent moonrise illuminates Mount Whitney & the jagged peaks of the Sierra Nevada range as our Milky Way galaxy blazes behind, framed from inside a volcanic monzogranite arch in the Alabama Hills. I have been visualizing this shot in my mind for a few years, but just now managed to be in the right place at the right time of the season to finally capture it properly. Happy to have shared this enlightening scene in nature with good friends.
Shot on Sony a7s2 + Sony 16-35mm f2.8 GM @ f.28, ISO 12800, 10 seconds. Edited in Adobe Lightroom — in Mount Whitney.
8 536an hour ago
Şavşat mevsimlerin en güzeli ile bir başka güzel ⛰🌲 📷📌Yavuzköy- Şavşat / Artvin
It’s fascinating to me how quickly things can change in nature and life, one moment is flaked with gold and the next is covered in snow. These were the trees a couple of weeks ago and now many have lost all their leaves. #wheredidfallgo
Can you believe 80% of North America can’t see the Milky Way? So sad! Where we grew up, we only saw a few stars & the moon at night if we were lucky — and we knew no friends or family who ever viewed the Milky Way with their own two eyes. Needless to say, we didn’t wana be like the 80%, and decided to capture it for ourselves — and boy, was it breathtaking. Just one of the billion reasons why we moved to Colorado in the first place! (Swipe right to see the Milky Way). We’re not the best astrophotographers (nor do we wish to be 😂🙈), but we had a blast snapping photos in pitch black, figuring out how to do ‘light-painting’, and waiting for 30+ second exposures to capture one shot! 📸 Not to mention being all alone away from people in pitch black out in mountain lion, rattlesnake, black bear country! 😂🙈 Such a thrill & totally worth it though. The blanket of stars overhead was phenomenal and we’re lucky we get to see night skies like this whenever we want! 🌌 We just uploaded a blog post about our experience, tips & tricks, our process, and equipment to get these shots. Head to our blog (link in bio) to read all about it! 🙌
1 232 hours ago
Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean.
Congaree NP is a forest within a floodplain. I’ve always had a hard time shooting forests and wooded areas because it’s difficult to find compositions among the trees, branches and plants scattered everywhere. You’re standing in the middle of chaos.
Sometimes, it helps for me to just put the camera down and take in the sights and sounds around me; I might just stare at a certain spot for a while as if I’m waiting for something to change or happen. Once I stop trying so hard to capture the entire scene, I begin to focus in on specific elements - maybe it’s a particular tree trunk that stands out to me, or the way some spanish moss hangs from a branch - and the compositions begin to pop out at me.