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Milky Way and night sky photography

Thought I'd share today's FB post..so after working on the wyoming milkyway photos, I went back to my utah bolder mail trail pix may 2018 where we were 'cowboy' camping (no tent), I woke up and saw the stars (JUST WOW!) so I just placed my my camera on my pack and pointed it up. very poor exposures, you can see the star trails, but I found this one and did a re-look, and after some work this morning, was able to recover this! Boy was I surprised!

here's what I thought I hadhere's what I thought I hadthis is what I actually hadthis is what I actually had

REI Member Since 1979 YouTube.com/philreedshikes
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this is from wyoming July 2021, 1am (38F, burrr) sony A6500, post production in lightroom, photoshop elements, and topaz denoise ai (what I've been working on this week)

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REI Member Since 1979 YouTube.com/philreedshikes

@Philreedshikes 

WOW! These look great! Thanks for sharing!

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@Philreedshikes those are great! A friend of mine got into astral photography a few years and it's just such a beautiful genre. I now (almost) regret that my time behind the lens was almost exclusively inside the studio. Back then, I said "I'll never be the guy who humps his gear for miles into nature to take photographs".

LOL, if I only knew then.

Keep posting those!!

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@Dad_Aint_Hip  thanks!  still learning...and it gives me something to do in between meals and walking, lol

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@Philreedshikes  And it gives you a whole new area of gear to start obsessing over and buying!

As much as people talk about always buying outdoor gear, it doesn't come close to photography. When I was shooting professionally, GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) was almost unchecked. At least with hiking, the impulse purchases are usually under $100. Photography is more like "Taking out a fourth mortgage makes total sense because I love that new lens!"

 

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Those pictures are amazing! Nowhere in my are is there a place without ambient light, so that would be near impossible here...

Kyle M | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrM2UkJKMvKv3qyR9WFv7w
Have a Great Day, and make your best adventure yet.

@KyleMTheBoyScoutthanks! same situation here in coastal VA - no night horizon (unless you're on a boat, maybe), that's why I feel very fortunate to get out west every once and a while!

REI Member Since 1979 YouTube.com/philreedshikes

this is what that area looks like in the day light

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https://youtu.be/scL-Vvg8dwY

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BACKPACKING GRAND STAIRCASE ESCALANTE BOULDER MAIL TRAIL/ESCALANTE RIVER (TRAIL) EAST END WITH ARCHES

Here's one from Assateague Island in Maryland:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/earthshtos-ferrari/50202761886/in/album-72157715252044278/lightbox/

 

 

Vincent Ferrari Photography