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Reverence

I first conceptualized this shot in June 2014, when I first started Nightscape Astrophotography. The first panorama with a specific composition that I envisione...
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I first conceptualized this shot in June 2014, when I first started Nightscape Astrophotography. The first panorama with a specific composition that I envisioned in my head. The Waxing Crescent Moon setting between Sugarloaf Rock with the Milky Way just above. A shot that is only possible 2 weeks in the year.

I have been to Sugarloaf Rock every year since 2014 in attempts to capture this scene. Bad weather, cloud cover, other photographers and poor planning resulted in failure 3 years in a row. On the 4th year, September 2018, I saw an opportunity to capture a scene that has become somewhat of an obsession.

An amalgamation of everything I've learnt in my career as a Nightscape Astrophotographer, this shot, to me, is my most significant. Planning, understanding, perseverance, persistence and, most importantly, good luck have finally allowed me to put this scene to rest.

I have finally captured the first composition I ever dreamt of.


EXIF:
Nikon D850
Nikon 20mm f1.8G
Gigapan Epic Pro

20 seconds x 40 frames
f2.8
ISO1600

Stitched in Autopano Giga
Processed in Lightroom and Photoshop

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MelissaSueBall Ultimate
 
MelissaSueBall April 18, 2019
Love this such a beautiful photo keep up the good work :)
Thaddeus
 
Thaddeus April 18, 2019
That’s very amazing, and I am impressed with your perseverance. Sometimes you have to go above and beyond and stick to what you want, to get what you want. Very nice work here.
mirjam
 
mirjam April 19, 2019
That is one of the most stunning milky way shots I've ever come across. What an amazing job you did capturing that - well done!
rafaelcalderon
 
rafaelcalderon December 03, 2019
This is incredible! Love hearing the story behind the shot. :)
elabrozzi Platinum
 
elabrozzi January 14, 2020
A winner for sure~Awesome shot so glad that you Never give up! Perfection takes time!
Erlingurarnarson Platinum
 
Erlingurarnarson February 28, 2021
wow great shot
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