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lonis April 26, 2018
Amazing!

End of the Season



Fall colors starting at JL.
A 9 frame vertical pano with 10 shots stacked in each frame. Shot with 50mm f/1.2 8 sec iso 6400....
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Fall colors starting at JL.
A 9 frame vertical pano with 10 shots stacked in each frame. Shot with 50mm f/1.2 8 sec iso 6400.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Jordan Lake in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Time
It was sometime around 9pm - 12am.
Lighting
The light pollution in the area is quite prevalent but just tried using it to my advantage to bring out more colors.
Equipment
I used the Canon 5DMIV with a 50mm f/1.2 lens held up by Really Right Stuff 34L + BH55 combo.
Inspiration
I found this island a year or two before I have been wanting to get the Milky Way over it. Once I found a good day when it would be aligned, clear skies and also the water level low enough to get this vantage point. I went out and tried to capture it. The problem came up while there that a wide angle lens made the island tiny so I improvised and strapped the largest lens I had at that time and decided to make this 9 shot pano instead.
Editing
This shot consists of a 9 shot vertical pano with each of the 9 containing 10 shots for noise reduction. After the image was stitched I applied contrast in Photoshop using luminosity masks.
In my camera bag
While this was shot on a Canon im currently shooting with a Nikon D850 and Z7 with Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4 also Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 and Tamron 24-70mm
Feedback
Expose the shot using the histogram and try and get as close as you can to the right as you. This was you have a lot more data to play with in post. If you are stacking the images to reduce noise you won't have to worry about bumping the ISO to high.

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