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Shot with Joshua Snow at Dead Horse Point.

Shot with Joshua Snow at Dead Horse Point.
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8 Comments |
Aspirephotography1
 
Aspirephotography1 January 01, 2021
😍 wow....
shane_gregory_
 
shane_gregory_ January 06, 2021
This is incredible man!
isw08_photo Platinum
 
isw08_photo January 21, 2021
congratulations ranked 3rd for this photo contest
Xbizdean Platinum
Xbizdean January 21, 2021
Thank you. You have told me something I did not know. Can you tell me which contest?
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Pjerry January 23, 2021
The latest monthly challenge of 2020 and you are part of it, isn't that great. If you haven't won yet this year, "The December 2020 Collection" offers you one last chance. Good luck and a very Happy New Year.
ismaelmarcos
 
ismaelmarcos December 29, 2022
PRECIOSA
FelipeMugica
 
FelipeMugica January 03, 2023
impresionante !
salvatoresgroi
 
salvatoresgroi January 28, 2023
Wow
DanRT Platinum
 
DanRT September 29, 2023
Very nice work. Congrats!
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Behind The Lens

Location

Canyonlands National Park in Utah is a rugged incredible place. This tree is along one of the rim trails at Dead Horse Point.

Time

I love being out at night. Most of the time there is no one around and you are free to compose a shot as you want without worrying about infringing on others. This shot was taken in March around 4:30 am, so the Milky Way was very low.

Lighting

We lit the tree and side bush with a flashlight. Ten exposures for the Milky Way, two for the foreground. Keeping the lighting at a low enough intensity was a challenge.

Equipment

Nikon D750, Samsung 14-24mm, f2.8 lens mounted on a Benro tripod with a RRS ball head. Truthfully, someone with good skills could take this shot with almost any camera.

Inspiration

The scene was absolutely stunning. The Milky Way was so bright and clear. It was quite easy to see with the naked eye. We caught the scene at just the right moment with the angle of the tree matching the angle of the Milky Way.

Editing

All night shots take extensive post processing. I first stacked the ten Milky Way shots for noise reduction using Sequator. I then bended that shot with the two shots for the lit foreground. Toning and color adjustments were done in ACR and Photoshop.

In my camera bag

Always have two camera bodies, both Nikon;14-24mm, 24-70mm, and 28-300mm Nikon lenses. Never leave home without an intervalometer, extra batteries, warm gloves, and a hat; that is for three seasons of the year.

Feedback

The key to fun, enjoyable night photography is familiarity with your equipment and searching in the daylight hours for compositions. Experimenting with low level lighting or very long foreground exposures adds to the enjoyment. Practice close to home before investing in an expensive long-distance night photo trip.

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