Something I've been working on for a while: 35 separate images, stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker then stitched in to a panorama in Photoshop
The resulting image is a whopping 2.30 GB and measures 9568x4886 pixels.
•Rokinon 12mm f/2.8
•ISO 1600 12s exposure
The Milky Way contains over 200 billion stars, and enough dust and gas to make billions more. The solar system lies about 30,000 light-years from the galactic center, and about 20 light-years above the plane of the galaxy.
@castleinthecloudsnh, round two. On this evening, the skies were perfectly clear and the Milky Way aligned just right. This is a shot I've been wanting to capture for years now (see my previous post on why the castle is special to me). Thanks again to the castle for permission and also to @rdlstudios, @fromthebayphotography, and Russ Schundler for the good company. Canon 6D, Rokinon 24mm, 6 photos, 20s, f/2.8, ISO 6400.
I went on my first backpacking trip last week to shoot the Milky Way. This was outside of my comfort zone, shooting in bear country at 3am. .
Two months of planning went into this shot. We applied for a wilderness permit to camp out here and were by ourselves. @jessicatallmanphotography & I hiked 8 miles and camped in the back country for 2 nights. Thanks Jessica for making this image a reality. What an adventure!
These are the clouds of the Rho Ophiuci molecular complex, captured from some of the darkest skies in the US. The blue nebula to the left of the more commonly imaged nebula is called the blue horsehead nebula, although I really don’t see a horse here at all. This general area of the sky is really really diverse, so many astrophotographers consider it the best thing to take pictures of. Anyways hope y’all are having a nice Father’s Day, and let me know what you think :) ps thx @blazing_heavens for setting up my camera so I could go to sleep earlier
The other night was my first time truly seeing and shooting the Milky Way and it was an experience I hope to never forget. I made it my goal this year to learn how to properly shoot astro and we may be 6 months into the year...but I’m finally getting around to it. Massive thanks to @3rd.inspiration for driving the entire way and shoutout to the three cool dudes we randomly met at Mobius Arch at midnight: @erikcaptures, @traveltristan and @calebgelnar
Shot with @sonyalpha a7ii and 16-35 Zeiss
Dan Redwing Hawk at Lost Lake
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From Dan about this image:
Lost Lake Galaxy
STACKED and BLENDED
I haven’t been to Lost lake in years, so last night when my friend Justin Lamb called at 8:30 and asked if I wanted to go Milky Way hunting, it was a pretty easy answer! This also gave me a chance to try stacking for the first time. 20 minutes or so to pack up gear and dress for the temperature difference heading up to the mountain and I was set.
A note on color: I'm pretty amazed that I didn't have to change much of anything on this one. Mostly curves and white/black point adjustments.
I’ve actually been planning this shot for a few months, but all my planning was for later in the Summer. So glad everything lined up the way it did! I've got screen shots from TPE 3D showing this shot lined up for next week, for mid July and perhaps even again in August, but I love the way the current Angle of the galactic core works with the lines of the mountain.
I also have another image from this night that I'll release later, but it's gonna take a bit more work to assemble.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 at f/2
MeFoto Tripods Globetrotter
Smallrig L bracket
Twelve 10 second ISO 6400 images stacked for the sky using Starry Landscape Stacker and Blended with
One 3 minute image for the foreground at ISO 800.
I also recorded a story and pinned it on my Instagram account about using Starry Landscape Stacker