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Nikon D750
Irix 15 firefly
Gigapan Epic Pro

25s
ISO3200
f2.4

Nikon D750
Irix 15 firefly
Gigapan Epic Pro

25s
ISO3200
f2.4
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5 Comments |
lisamacinnes
 
lisamacinnes April 05, 2017
Wow
gianphotography
 
gianphotography September 21, 2017
INCRENDIBILE!
maurocirigliano
 
maurocirigliano September 27, 2017
Very nice !
desicalvert
 
desicalvert March 27, 2019
Beautiful
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bathsalt November 23, 2019
oustanding Photo mate
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken at the Lancelin Sand Dunes, 2 hours North of Perth City.

Time

Taken at around midnight while exploring the sand dunes. The wind picked up and a sand storm came in shortly after this photo.

Lighting

I used a YongNuo speedlight and a Gary Fong lightsphere to help diffuse the light.

Equipment

I used the following equipment to the produce this image: Nikon D750 DSLR Irix 15mm f2.4 Monoprice XL CF tripod Gigapan Epic Pro panorama mount.

Inspiration

One thing I noticed about this night was that it was unusually bright from a moonless night at Lancelin. I wanted to capture this look of the night sky before the lights from the road works totally engulf the stars. We seem to be losing our dark skies due to an expanding city.

Editing

This is a 24 image panorama. Each frame is processed in Lightroom with Lens Correction and White Balance are fixed. The frames are then stitched in Autopano Giga with a Stereographical projection and exported as a 16bit TIFF file. The stitched image is reimported to Lightroom where Contrast, Clarity and Saturation are applied. Noise correction is also applied during this phase. Finally, a vignette is added for a more dramatic effect.

In my camera bag

I carry all my equipment in a rucksack when I shoot at night. It usually contains the following: Nikon D750 Irix 15mm Sigma 20mm art Gigapan Epic Pro Monoprice XL CF tripod YongNuo speedlight Head torch Remote trigger Heaps of spare batteries head warmers

Feedback

Should you want to photograph the Milky Way, the first and most important thing you need to consider is the location. Some where with dark skies, dark enough to see the Milky Way with the naked eye. Once you're there, start shooting... and keep shooting...

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