- Midgley Bridge, Sedona, AZ.- I just don't even know what I'm looking at anymore with these. I know the level of quality I'm going for, but I can't seem to achieve what I want. I guess I have many more tutorials to go. With this one I was focused on "Star Reduction", a technique which was new to me, and I still think I need to learn different ways of doing it. The noise in the sky was bugging me, and I was sure that I was accidentally processing some noise as stars, despite it being a stacked shot. I was also struggling with chromatic aberration issues, due to a wide open 1.4. I mean, I could process away until I'm blue in the face and still, I don't think I can just be okay with a final product. Anyway, this shot is a blend/composite - the milky way was actually far more to the left, originally, and I had to do some compositing to have it sit where I wanted it to. Any CC from fellow night shooters is welcome! 🌌💗🚀🛰
Sky: 35mm Zeiss, f/1.4 , ISO 8000, 10s. - Stacked 8x
Foreground: 4 panel pano, 35mm, f/2.8, ISO 800, 5min
📷 by @the_gingers_adventures
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Sigma 35mm f/1.4
Sirui 2204W waterproof tripod
2 Second Exposure
10 Second Exposure
Edited in Lightroom, Blended in Photoshop
I’ve kinda sworn of FB and mostly only on IG now but I’m stoked on how this came out and several people here are to thank so I figured I’d share!
During a 4 day Milk Chasing trip to the eastern Sierras I met up with Tracy Lee @ryantoswald and @redheadcatrina and we wandered around exploring. We stopped at this iconic spot to check it out and realized it would line up perfectly.
I’m not one to shoot icons, but this is a very challenging comp to shoot cleanly, so I wanted to practice stacking and blending.
I’m happy with the result and it will be a great memory of a great adventure!
(AT 28) Sleeping under the stars is something truly spectacular... this was one of the greatest moments of my life... looking into the vastness of space you begin understand how small we are and how lucky we are to have such a beautiful world to inhabit. Nights like this on the AT are something I miss and I can’t wait to see what it’s like on the Pacific Crest Trail next year!
It is amazing how sensitive the stars are to changing weather. Daylight is apparant no matter how many clouds are in the sky, but the stars only shine above on clear, moonless nights. To have such a dense fog roll so quickly through a mountain and leave a precise amount of room for stars above are unheard-of conditions. This shot really can be described as “once in a lifetime,” and yet it represents an experience much deeper that @golo_lifestyle and I understood that night.