With stars blazing just out of reach, and waves crashing past my feet. I stand alone would you acknowledge me, or pass me by just another dead tree. Open your eyes, I was once just a seed. It took years of growth to leave this sight to see. A gorgeous old tree silhouetted on zodiacal light under the vast Milky Way with waves crashing in the foreground paints an amazing picture! #bonney#lakebonney#tree#life#stars#waves#sky#love#scene#hawkeyephotography
Thank you so much for having me along @tekapostargazing ! Really enjoyed the tour! Learnt a lot more about the stars and the Milky Way, and how small we are in comparison! And the soak in the hot pools, while watching the stars was so relaxing!⠀ They have tours running every night - make sure you check them out if you’re in Tekapo!
Captured this Milky Way just before the tour started.⠀
• Nikon D750⠀
• 14mm f/2.8⠀
• 25s ISO3200 for sky⠀
• 5s ISO3200 to avoid overexposing building⠀
📷 by @nowtrips
Sawgrass Under Stars.
This weekend I was planning to camp at Boca Chita Key in Biscayne NP, but only paddled daytime due to chop and wind. I did a lot of seamless driving to the B.np then the Keys, then back home, then B.np again and then finally went home, on the way home I turned to gym and did a bit of working out, then I felt like exploring the less beaten roads and went out west, my senses told me to check out the northern part of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge - the northernmost part of the historic Everglades flow (It's only 20 min away from my house too). So I took a few country roads that led me to a boat ramp road, which turned out to be the northern entrance to the refuge. I arrived and it was it. I finally scored some milk, got bitten by a few mosquito, saw a long tailed falling star and was basically happy and enjoying myself. The bad part is that my camera setting was messed up and I took JPG only pics. It's up to you to judge:) d810 Sigma 14mm f1.8 iso2000
Clouds are funny things. You can often see objects in them, they provide gorgeous sunsets and sunrises while also signal bad weather. Sometimes you can't be sure if clouds will be beautiful or gloomy, but you just have to watch the sky unfold to find out .
@Canonusa 6D .
@Rokinon 24 at f/2
@Indurotripods AT203 .
30 frame panorama
20" ISO 4000
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Looks like stars for the win! Here is the Milky Way from my Solar Eclipse vantage point at 10,000 feet deep in Bridger-Teton National Forest. Enjoy!
D750 with a Nikkor 20mm 1.8
This is one exposure. Hands down the most complicated shot I've created. Lemme walk you through the steps:
Step 1: shoot on a night near the new moon phase
Step 2: find a nice clearing in the woods where you can find a pocket in the trees that the stars will shine through.
Step 3: have the up and coming blues legend get into placement
Step 4: expose for the stars, ended up being 30 seconds, f 2.8, ISO 3200
Step 5: set up one LED continuous light to the left and behind the subject to illuminate the pine tree behind him.
Step 6: set another up directly behind the subject pointing towards the camera.
Step 7: set the last LED to the right of the subject to expose the foliage on that side of him.
Step 8: park your car to the right and out of the frame with the headlights facing the trees way in the background
Step 9: place a flash with a pocket wizard to the left and in front of the subject
Step 10: place another flash to the right and a little behind the subject
Step 11: go back to your camera and tell the subject to get ready to hold his breath for half a minute while staying completely still.
Step 12: set a timer on your phone.
Step 13: set the camera to bulb mode.
Step 14: start the timer.
Step 15: count down from five. At the five second mark tell the subject to freeze and use a trigger to open the shutter of your camera.
Step 16: haul ass to your car to turn the headlights on for two seconds and then shut it back off.
Step 17: run to the LED on the right and shut it off at the 10 second mark so as to not blow out the background.
Step 18: stumble in the dark back to the camera.
Step 19: at the 32 second mark use a pocket wizard to manually trigger both flashes.
Step 20: at the 35 second mark use your trigger to end the exposure.
Only took two hours of set up and prep.
What happens when two galaxies become one? The twisted cosmic knot seen here by the Hubble Space Telescope (@NASAHubble) depicts just that. This celestial object gained its unusual and distinctive shape as the result of a major collision and subsequent merger between two separate galaxies. This violent encounter caused clouds of gas within the two galaxies to become compressed and stirred up, in turn triggering a sharp spike of star formation.
This active star formation is marked by speckled patches of bright blue; these can be seen clustered both in the center and along the trails of dust and gas forming the sweeping curves (known as tidal tails). These tails extend for roughly 50,000 light-years from end to end. Many young, hot, newborn stars form in bright stellar clusters — at least 170 such clusters are known to exist here.
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
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Cautious, like crossing a river in the middle of winter.
First time shooting andromeda and not one second of my 25 minutes of data was focused properly 🙃🙃 but! That's ok, I had a great night of firsts along with an EPIC orionid meteor shower. Have a great Sunday!
Last night with the Milky Way Chasers was amazing ! It was great meeting so many like minded people (and talented photographers). 20 or so of us got together after the MW was past the prime shooting time to shoot some steel wool on one of the Pinnacles and we were not disappointed. Huge shout out to @berrysadventures for the excellent whisk work. Can’t wait until the next meet up. While the Milky Way isn’t visible in the photo, I wanted to share one of the other great moments from the meet up!
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 art
Shot at f/2.8