Cause I am that happy with this shot 😊. Who knew photography can be so exhausting to run back and forth many times to get the E correct 😂 ********************************************************* 📷 Fujifilm XT-20 with Samyang 12mm
In the Spring of 2017 I decided to learn a new photography skills and took up landscape astrophotography. I have read, experimented and learned an immense amount in books, online and from IG astrophotographers. I’m tagging a bunch people in this exposure whose work has both inspired and served as a huge learning tool for me. Thanks to all of you who have taught me either directly or indirectly by sharing EXIF data.
With a year and some skill under my belt I decided it was time to try a Milky Way panorama. I chose the dark skies of Cave Creek in the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona. In the effort of full disclosure the Milky Way alignment is about 10-15 degrees off for this time of year/ time of day. Instagram also chopped off the last bit of the full pano after exporting at what I thought was the right resolution. Aside from that I’m very happy with how this came out, but let me know what you guys think! #milkywaymonday ======================
Camera: @SonyAlpha A99ii
Lens: @sigmaphoto 35mm Art f/1.4
Filter: @hoyafilterusa Red Intensifier
Tracker: Vixen Polarie
Sky: 9 shot vertical pano, ISO 800, f/2.8, 150s
Ground: 6 shot vertical pano, ISO 200, f/8, 13s
Ten years ago I took a photo here of a man sitting on this seat at the Mt Buffalo chalet. I have thought of capturing this scene again but at night and got the opportunity last week Thanks for lighting up the sky Julie 🙂- Canon 6D, 14mm AF Samyang lens, 20 mins, f2.8, ISO 6500
Thank you to everyone that reached out to wish me a happy b-earth day today. 27 year’s old... although I’ve always felt like a much older, but not necessarily wiser old man. I am so grateful to have each and every one of you in my life.
@alison_onyx and I are currently exploring Vancouver Island with our dog pack before the busy summer season begins. Happy Earth Day to you all and enjoy the Lyrid Meteor Shower tonight! 🌿💫
Happy International Dark Sky 🌌 Week!
In honor of appreciating the effort taken by people around the world to preserve the dark sky, I wanted to dedicate this post to the International Dark Sky Week from Apr 15 to 21. It’s often easy to downplay the importance of having a night sky free from any light pollution but I only wish that we all understand what we will be dearly missing if the same trend continues over to the next generation, perhaps they will never see the wonders of our Universe? I really hope not.
This image was taken at the Chisos Basin Campground where the Zodiacal Light is shooting up vertically and the northern end of the Milky Way is on its right side converging towards this light. Thanks to @bigbendnps for preserving the night sky and it’s because of this reason that I was able to see the Zodiacal light from Bortle Class 1 Dark sky location. 📷: 03/18/18
More from darksky.org about the origins: Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week has grown to become a worldwide event and a key component of Global Astronomy Month. Each year it is held in April around Astronomy Day. This year celebrations begin Sunday, April 15, and run through Saturday, April 21.
In explaining why she started the week, Barlow said, “I want people to be able to see the wonder of the night sky without the effects of light pollution. The universe is our view into our past and our vision into the future. … I want to help preserve its wonder.”
International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available to mitigate it.
MILKY WAY SEASON 2018
My first milky way shot in 2018. The galactic center was still low above the horizon and I had to wait all night long for it to appear behind the mountains in the background. While I was waiting for the camera to shoot the separate exposures I witnessed a bunch of falling stars…unfortunately they were not within the frame of my final image. I am looking forward to spend many more nights under the starry sky.
While I stacked 20 exposures for the milky way (each of them at 13s | f.2.0 | ISO 32000) the foreground was shot at 10s | f/11 | ISO 50.
TBT to a last minute trip to the Pinnacles near Death Valley formed by a now extinct Volcano. Worth checking out if your looking for a weekend Road trip since there is plenty to see along the eastern side of Sequoia.
In this shot, Kory is working in his statue while I take a 20 second exposure.