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The winter milky way taken near Sihlsee in Switzerland. The mountain in the background i calles Fluebrig. Made of two different exposures, one for the sky and o...
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The winter milky way taken near Sihlsee in Switzerland. The mountain in the background i calles Fluebrig. Made of two different exposures, one for the sky and one for the foreground.
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15 Comments | Report
john_arsenault
 
john_arsenault July 30, 2016
perfect exposure, great composition!
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pixadeleon July 31, 2016
Thank you very much!
David_Blakley_Photography PRO+
 
Absolutely gorgeous starry night. This is one of those rare, genius captures!
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pixadeleon July 31, 2016
Thank you so much for your nice comment!
bose
 
bose July 31, 2016
Outstanding image!
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pixadeleon August 01, 2016
Thank you!
TN_Photography
 
TN_Photography August 01, 2016
This is awesome photo. How long was your exposure for the sky?
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pixadeleon August 17, 2016
Thank you John, the exposure for the sky was 20s...
jagsayago
 
jagsayago August 06, 2016
worderful!!
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pixadeleon August 09, 2016
Thanks...
PrysyazhnyyOleksiy
 
PrysyazhnyyOleksiy December 11, 2016
Wonderful!
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pixadeleon December 11, 2016
Thank you!
Donechanh
 
Donechanh May 02, 2017
Super nice!
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pixadeleon June 28, 2017
Thank you!
psyacovone
 
psyacovone June 28, 2017
I would of love to paint this, it is wonderful
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pixadeleon June 28, 2017
Thank you very much!
sdphotography163
 
sdphotography163 July 26, 2017
If you don't mind me asking, how did you capture this masterpiece?
sdphotography163
 
sdphotography163 July 27, 2017
It tells an amazing story of the raw beauty of the world!
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pixadeleon July 27, 2017
Thank you very much!
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ReneeBlake January 20, 2018
Beautiful ! Congrats !
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pixadeleon January 21, 2018
Thank you so much!
BrianneMendenhall PRO+
 
BrianneMendenhall January 30, 2018
Beautiful
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margitulstrup Feb 18
Wow awesome
leslieolson PRO
 
leslieolson Mar 21
Beautiful picture! i love it
CaldasPhotography
 
Awesome photo! Keep de good work! Good luck :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took the photo in the swiss mountains near the lake Sihlsee. The moutain in the background is called Fluebrig. The landscape is a former moor area which has a water drainage system to use the area for agriculture.
Time
The photo is made of two exposures. The one for the foreground was taken at late blue hour after sunset. The one for the sky was taken later at darkness. As it was December that was not very late, only about 9 pm.
Lighting
The photo is a composing of two exposures, one for the landscape and one for the milky way. The reason is that while you have to photograph the milky way during complete darkness you wouldn't see much of the landscape at that time.
Equipment
I used my Canon 5d Mark II and the EF 16-35 f4 lens. The camera stood on a Sirui tripod. I didn't use any filters or artifical light.
Inspiration
I saw this landscape behind lake Sihlsee on the way back from snowboarding. I was fascinated by all the little huts and the view to the surrounding moutains. So I decided to go back there with my camera. It was a very clear and cold evening, there were no clouds at all. The sky was very impressive although it was only the winter night sky. A lot of time during photographing I just stood there and watched the sky and was absolutely captivated.
Editing
My first step is always to do major adjustments in Camera Raw. Afterwards I use photoshop. In this image I had to put the two exposures to one photo which needed some masking work. The processing of the milky way took most of the time to get a maximum of contrast without loosing the natural look. The foreground only needed some contrast and color adjustments.
In my camera bag
I always take my Canon 5d Mark II and the EF 16-35 mm f4 with me. It is my absolute favorite lens and I like it for city photography as well as landscapes because of the wide angle and its sharpness. Aditionally to the lens I use diverse neutral density and polar filters to control reflections and the effects of long exposures. And of course a tripod belongs to my basic equipment.
Feedback
Capturing the night sky can be challenging but is also a huge enjoyment. You will need a good preparation in advance, per example the research of a good spot without light pollution, the position of the milky way or the rising times of the moon. You will also need some high quality equipment and of course a tripod. The photographing itself will require some patience, as you will need time to get to a good spot, you will have to be there early to take exposures of the foreground as long as there is still some light and you will have to wait for the milky way to appear. Afterwards you will need some skills in photoshop for the post-processing, but there are lots of great tutorials on youtube.

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