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Milky Way at Mojave National Preserve in California.

Milky Way at Mojave National Preserve in California.
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geophoto August 02, 2014
Very nice image.

Behind The Lens

Location
Mojave National Preserve, California
Time
After midnight
Lighting
There was a New Moon so the all the lighting was from the stars and Milky Way.
Equipment
Canon 60d and Canon 18-135mm lens with tripod
Inspiration
I was looking for a place to shoot the Milky Way on a new Moon. I typically look at areas on youcanseethemilkyway.com for minimal light pollutions spots and use google maps to finds a good parking area and directions. I had my fellow photographer friend Dani and another friend June along for the trip. I originally wanted to use some abandoned building for the shot but when we arrived realized they had collapsed and wouldn't work so I used the Joshua tree in the framing instead.
Editing
I did a noise reduction and bumped up the exposure one set in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
Canon 60d, Canon 18-135mm, Pro Master 11-18mm and Tamron 70-300
Feedback
Good research on a location for night shots with minimal light pollution. I start with my lens focus on infinity and aperture at F/3.5 and shutter at 20/1 with ISO at 1250. I adjust the ISO and shutter up and down to take multiple exposures to post process for best results

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