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Long exposure vertical pano of Mt Rainier at Tipsoo Lake

Long exposure vertical pano of Mt Rainier at Tipsoo Lake
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6 Comments | Report
EricKoth
 
EricKoth November 16, 2016
This is awesome...one of my favorite places too :)
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HIPHeidiIhnen March 27, 2017
Love this place. Thank you.
MichelleRaneeJohnson PRO+
 
MichelleRaneeJohnson February 15, 2017
Wonderful!!!
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HIPHeidiIhnen March 27, 2017
Thank you very much :)
EvanKor
 
EvanKor March 05, 2017
Captivating!
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HIPHeidiIhnen March 27, 2017
Thank you :)
ticklishdanny
 
ticklishdanny August 19, 2017
Fantastic! Love how got the lake in this beautiful photo!
maureencragg
 
maureencragg November 13, 2017
I can see human figures. Unless you messed with and altered this image, there's a MESSAGE IN IT.
2196_9208
 
2196_9208 January 09, 2018
Love this just beautiful

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this image of Mt Rainier and the milk way at Tipsoo Lake. It is located at the top of Chinook Pass in Washington state. The location is wonderful with many trails and views to explore in the dark and during the day.
Time
This image was captured around 1:50 AM. I had been all over the trails that night and waited patiently for the milky way to move over above the mountain so I could get this specific shot.
Lighting
I did a long exposure of 30 seconds on each of the shots that made up this panorama of the milk way and Mt Rainier. The 30 second exposures allowed me to capture the stars, but also the trails and landscape around the lake. The panorama was made up of 4 images stitched together using Photoshop.
Equipment
My camera is a Nikon D600 mounted with my trusty 50mm for this shot. I have many lenses for night photography but love the 50mm for it's sharpness with the stars in the dark. I used my tripod and a remote to reduce any vibration during my shots. This shot required no light painting, which I do frequently in other shots.
Inspiration
Mt Rainier is a classic picturesque scene and I love astrophotography, so naturally I wanted to get them together. I hoped that if I waited long enough in the right spot as the milky way moved over the mountain the hikers sleeping on Mt Rainier would soon wake up and start their climb. I was not disappointed. If you zoom in you can see their headlamp lights at their camps as they awoke for their early climb up the mountain.
Editing
My post processing on this image was to first stitch together all 4 image shots from my 50mm. I did the stitching in Photoshop and then took my image back into Lightroom where I made slight adjustments in the following sliders; shadows, whites, exposure and vibrance.
In my camera bag
Oh my I have a lot of gear in my bag. You just never know what you will come across and want to photography. The main items are: Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm, Tamron 150-600mm, Rokinon 14mm, Tokina 11-16mm, Minolta 58mm with nikon adapter (completely manual), head lamps for light painting, extra batteries for my camera, wireless intervalometer remote, step up adapter rings for filters, ND Grad Filters square, 10 ND filter, polarizer filters, lens cleaning clothes (Lots), 90 degree eyepiece attachment, Vixen Polarie Star Tracker and mount.
Feedback
Tripod!!! Tripod is the #1 thing you need for getting the stars. After that I would recommend a remote or use the timer on your camera. Learn how to use your camera in manual mode. Get comfortable changing your ISO and F stop (aperture) settings. A typical shot like this have settings of: ISO 3200, f 1.8 for 30 seconds. But it is all dependent on the lens you are using. The wider the f stop on your lens the better but not necessary at all to get star shots. And last, but sometimes first, HAVE FUN! Enjoy your shots.

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