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📷 by @alpineastro BLEND/TRACKED https://www.instagram.com/alpineastro/ "Dwarfing the Giants" Milky Way and Jupiter over the Sierra Divide. Seven of California’s 14,000+ ft peaks sit below the Milky Way here; Split Mountain, Middle Palisade, Mount Sill, Polemonium Peak, North Palisade, Starlight Peak and Thunderbolt Peak. The streak in the foreground are from headlights traveling along I-395. Imaged at the @easternsierraobservatory EXIF: 38 pictures: 19 light frames 19 dark frames (2 foreground, 36 sky ) Processed in Pixinsight, Photoshop, and Lightroom. Shot on a Canon 5D4 and Sigma 50mm f1.4 Sky: ISO 800, 180s, and f3.2 Foreground ISO 400, 360s, f5.6 Fornax Lightrack II used for tracking. — at Eastern Sierra Observatory.
📷 by @trevordobson_astro ・・・ Summer Milky Way at The Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia . Nikon d5500 - 50mm - ISO 4000 - f/3.2 - Sky: 55 x 30s - Foreground: 17 x 15s - Hoya Red Intensifier filter - iOptron SkyTracker . 72 image panorama of the summer Milky Way as it aligns perpendicular with the horizon at The Pinnacles Desert about two hours north of Perth in Western Australia. The Pinnacles are famous for its limestone protrusions that rise from the desert floor and is home to some of the darkest skies in the world.
📷 @okanbozat CATEGORY TRACKED/STACKED/BLEND SOCIAL instagram.com/okanbozat fb.com/okan.bozat STORY What an exciting place to take milkyway shots with bortle 2 night skies! After driving 180km, hiking a couple of kms, I've arrived one of the best beaches in the country. This was my second attempt to shoot some milkyway shots in the same place. Even though the first one was an epic fail (couldn't make it on time but it was great to see sunrise there ), you learn from your failures. This time, I arrived the place at the right time, set up my gear, tried a couple of different compositions, then gave the skytracker a chance to capture enough light from the sky, blended it afterwards. The second attempt became a good experience, compensated the first one and I've learned a lot at the end. Hope you'll enjoy! EXIF Nikon D610 Samyang 14mm f2.8 iOptron Skytracker Sky: 12x120" f/3.5 ISO 6400 Ground: 12x25" f/2.8 ISO 6400 Stacked in Sequator Blended&Processed in PS CC
"At the end there can be only one" As it's been told before, Scorpius desiring to enslave the Earth sent an army of immortal villains to various parts of the Earth to bring an end to the free planet. There was only one hero capable of stopping this offensive, and it was Hercules the sword-bearer. Soon after learning about the Scorpius's plans, Hercules landed on the planet and waited patiently for the unwanted guests. The army of Scorpius consisted of immoral, innocent blood loving killers, paired with immortality they only had one desire - absolute power. The only way to defeat them was to fight them one by one and behead each one of them. Upon beheading the energy and all experience would be transferred to the winner making him stronger and more powerful. After the landing on the planet the villains started killing each other to become stronger and more powerful while spreading death and destruction everywhere they walked. The first fight between good and bad happened on Scout Key just a few days ago. — at Scout Key.
Working on a new series that is the continuation of "The Sword bearer v. the Scorpius Offensive" project. The series poses challenges from the composition standpoint and placement of elements with the sky in mind to blending issues, light, etc. I did preliminary experiments last weekend and I was not happy at all with all the challenges. However I did try it and I got some experience. Attempting challenging projects is what makes one grow and eventually leads to success. This is a frame with a villain that has been sent by Scorpius to attack the Earth. The Sword Bearer (Hercules ) is the hero (not shown here ). Basically the entire idea is to have sword fights, etc under stars and make it looks more cosmic. It's very closely related to cosplay. d850 14mm 1.8 two shots blended with various exposure time. — at Scout Key.
📷 by @fkproductionaustralia Scary story behind the tree. Me and one of my friend Muhammad Ghufran traveled about 600 Kilometers, went in dark site. suddenly I stop my car near one tree, which has red flags and some sort of strange bells around, I was too excited to get the shot.it was a really dark night, we take out our cameras. We were in the middle of nowhere, suddenly my friends stop me and said to me faisal "STOP" I looked at him and he looked at me and we looked at tree, we straight away went to our cars and drive away too fast from the tree, there is something stopping us to go near tree ,it's was something we realized with that tree thanks to my mate who stop me from that tree. After a short drive we found another one but this time not with red flags lol. SONY a7riii Sony 16 35 f2.8 ISO 2000 SS 30S For more follow me on Instagram 👇👇👇 @fkproductionaustralia
📷 by @tobias_neyer ・・・ A bed under the stars I found this beautiful located hut in the mountains of Patagonia, and luckily I had a clear night without any wind. This shot was take from around 01:00 till 03:30, as it is a massiv panorama consisting of around 30 pictures. Swipe right to see Jupiter (bright element on top right ), the biggest planet in our solar system and the lagoon nebula, (red cloud to the bottom left of Jupiter ). Sky (tracked ): f 2.5, 90 sec, ISO 800 Forground (focus stacked ): f 2.5, 130sec, ISO 3200 All with my Tamron 45mm f1.8 and my Canon 5d (swipe all the way to the right to see the set up it took to take this picture )
📷 by @rizi_the_photographer Category:- Stacked/ Blend Social accounts:- https://www.instagram.com/rizi_the_photographer/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/Photographybyrizi/ Story:- Couple days ago, Anees and i decided to head down the coast for some astro work. Anees came to my place to pick me up in his new car which he bought the night before and right after getting on the highway, we found ourself getting chased by a highway police car. He stopped us and asked for identification then upon giving him the documents, he gave us a shock. We found out the car we were driving was unregistered from last 4 months or so which is illegal and a crime. In Australia, you are not allowed to use unregistered vehicles no matter what. Anyway, the cop said, i am supposed to take off your plates from the car as you can't drive this anymore but thankfully he let us go into the city to sort out the matter as we were on the highway. Long story short, we had to get the Blue slip, Green slip and registraion done in couple of hours which is kind of impossible to get on the spot. You need to book appointments with mechanics to get stuff done so somehow we managed to get the blue slip, green slip and registration done. We were supposed to get to the astro spot by 6ish but we were struck till 5:30 in the city and we managed to get there on time later on too. This trip had costs us a whopping $1200 Fine from police and almost $1500 for all the documents lol Gear:- Shot on Sony A7rii + Samyang 24mm f/1.4 15 images stacked for night sky 10 Sec, ISO-4000 | F/2 | 24mm
📷 by @mrcnzajac BLEND/STACK IG: instagram.com/mrcnzajac FB: facebook.com/mz My first Milky Way of the year is also my first ever from the Southern Hemisphere. To capture it last weekend I took a train from Sydney to a coastal town of Kiama and once the sun has set I made my way into the cave and waited for a few hours for the core of the Milky Way to come out. Not familiar with the Southern Sky I was surprised to also see Jupiter appear soon after (it's the brightest object to the left of the sea stack ). Nikon D600 | Samsung 24mm Sky: f/1.4 | 15s | ISO 6400 (32 exposures stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker ) FG: f/8 | 30s | ISO 100
📷 by @rizi_the_photographer Category :- Stack/Blend Social:- https://www.facebook.com/Photographybyrizi/ https://www.instagram.com/rizi_the_photographer/?hl=en Story:- Seacliff bridge was on the "To do list" for quite a long time but wasn't sure about how i am gonna go composition. The other night i decided to head out as it was a beautiful and clear night which we don't often get lol. I pictured the bridge with lightrails and milkyway in my mind but couldn't find a good spot to do, so decided to head down the seacliff bridge and get this compo which i am pretty happy with : ) Gear info:- Shot on Sony A7rii + Samyang 24mm f/1.4 15 Shots stacked for milkyway 30 Sec | ISO-4000 | F/2 | 24mm for foreground 10 Sec | ISO-4000 | F/2 | 24mm for Milkyway
The Archer-Sagittarius Will Be Back... one night. Sagittarius v. the Perseus Offensive Series Shot during Perseids peak night August 12-13, 2018 Created and shot during the Outwest Expedition 2018 (10,000 miles in Mustang convertible ) d850 Nikkor 20mm f1.8 @f2 20s ISO-2500 3 horizontal shots pano, light by real flame (small candle ). — at Arches National Park.
📷 by @marklillyphotography TRACKED, PANORAMA, TIME BLEND Milky Way Rising Yosemite’s Half Dome and Upper Yosemite Falls… This particular composition has been on my bucket list for a few years… Last February, I attempted it, however, the snow was too deep and had to settle for a composition via Columbia Rock. This trail is well know for its grueling series of switchbacks. With all the snow and rain this past winter, the falls are beginning to rage making getting a clean series of shots difficult as mist is continuously hitting swirling around in all directions. I personally don’t think there is anything like being above Yosemite Valley at 2 AM under the stars! IG: instagram.com/marklillyphotography/ FB: facebook.com/MarkLillyFineArtPhotography/ WEB: www.marklillyphotography.com Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: Otus Zeiss 55mm f1.4 Tracker: AstroTrac Foreground: 55mm, ISO 200, F14, 8 seconds Milky Way: 55mm, ISO 200, f/2.8, 120 seconds