This is the first photo I took on my phone that got me into cityscapes and photography generally.
Whilst the quality of the image can’t compete with the high image quality of my SLR now, I can still look back and appreciate this image🌃
It all starts somewhere, if you feel it, get into it. —————————————————
Camera: iPhone 5
Weather: Perfect summer evening
today officially begins spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere 🌸 🍂 🌹 🍁 .
Have a good times 🌼☔️🌅📷🎣
Shot 2018/3/17 3:35 AM
Canon EOS 6D
Tokina 11-16mm 2.8
I've had this picture in mind for a while now, and after seeing that a moonless night was available without clouds right when the milky was to reappear, I decided to make a go of it! Very early morning to make it happen, but that's the name of the game.
Never forget to look up!
Tried out my new Hoya Red Intensifier filter for some cityscape shooting and it really cleans up the colors by eliminating the orange hues from the streetlights. Can't wait to try it out on Milky Way shots once these clouds finally go away! This is a different take on a very familiar location - the pedestrian bridge over I-5 by the airport. Single exposure of 20s. My ProMaster SP528C Specialist series carbon fiber tripod extends over 6ft high allowing me to shoot over the chain link fence.
N I G H T S C A P E R Photo Award to ...
The Lights II ~ Milky Way panorama over Crater Lake National Park, Oregon. Congratulations to Matthew Newman. “Three years ago, this night and the image I captured changed my life. I’d just begun my journey into night photography nine months earlier,” says Matthew. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery.
MORE from Matthew: I finished shooting this panorama around 4am and had to make the trek back to my car (2+ hours), so I could drive back to Medford (1 1/2 hour drive) in time to make it to my day job at 9am.
I shared my pictures to Facebook the next day and they reached half a million people in four days. It was a crazy experience.
More importantly, I wanted to share how I took this panorama, as it was captured on a really inexpensive setup (about $700). Having the most expensive gear isn’t as necessary as knowing how to operate what you have. I hope this image encourages those thinking you have to spend thousands of dollars on gear, because you don’t.
EXIF: Panorama ~ two rows of shots, five frames per row (camera & lens mounted on my panorama head as to pivot on the lenses nodal point rather than the cameras body, making stitching easier). This image is all naturally lit by the stars • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (crop sensor camera) • Rokinon 16mm f/2 lens • Upper row for sharp stars ~ f/2, 20 sec, ISO 6400 • Lower row for foreground detail ~ f/2, 2.5 minutes, ISO 3200 (with Long Exposure Noise Reduction turned on) • I had a total of about 27 minutes into capturing this panorama • Processed & stitched in a combination of LR and PS .
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