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Paean Ng in Western Australia — REPOST: @astrordinaryimaging from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @matthewsavillephoto — MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Paean about this image: --- Category: PANO SOCIAL: fb.com/astrordinary instagram.com/astrordinaryimaging - The Lovers' Tryst - Over the weekend I had the chance to fulfill a dream of mine which was to do a wedding shoot under the Milky Way. The couple are friends of mine and when they asked me to do an astro shoot for their wedding, I couldn't say no. This is a 40 frame panorama capturing the newly wedded couple exploring the ancient pinnacles desert under the pristine west-australian night sky. EXIF: Nikon D750 Nikon 20mm f1.8G Optolong L-Pro filter Gigapan Epic Pro ISO 3200 f2.2 20 seconds x 40 --- . . . . . #longexposure_shots  #nightimages  #nightshooterz  #nightshooters  #nightpics  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #astrophoto  #astro_photography_  #astro_photography  #longexposure  #longexpohunter  #longexpo  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #natgeospace  #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse

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Morteza Safataj at Rowena Crest Highway — REPOST: @safatajphoto from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @chasing.luminance — MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Morteza about this image: --- Blend I spent few days exploring Oregon's night sky with @tracyleephotos @smpetersonphotography @amymichelle4 @debheyerphoto . We are glad that majority of the nights, sky was clear. I had a great experince that night! We shot Lost lake and Rowena crest in the same night. Scouting diffrent locations the whole day helped us shooting the best possible comps. That night, shaun drove his truck in this highway 4 times in order to get the best car light trace. . . Nikon D800, Sigma 14mm F/1.8 Sky: ISO 4000, 25 s, F/1.8 Foreground: ISO 640. 116 s, F/2.8 . . instagram.com/safatajphoto facebook.com/safatajphoto ---- . . . . . #longexposure_shots  #nightimages  #nightshooterz  #nightshooters  #nightpics  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #astrophoto  #astro_photography_  #astro_photography  #longexposure  #longexpohunter  #longexpo  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #natgeospace  #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse

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Kevin Tseng at Ship Rock — REPOST: @lvm1na from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @tracyleephotos — MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Kevin about this image: --- CATEGORY: STACKED / BLEND SOCIAL: instagram.com/lvm1na fb.com/kevintsengphotography STORY: Ship Rock was the first stop on a 3 day car-camping adventure to northern New Mexico and Arizona last weekend. We arrived at Ship Rock after midnight after a 6 hour drive and after searching in the dark for a way to get around to the north we finally ended up with good alignment. It's not the "sexy" side of Ship Rock, but it's still pretty impressive. I also loved the way the dirt road leads right up to the rock. Pleasantly surprised at how perfect the temperature was at night, a great reprieve from the Phoenix heat. Upon processing it was nice to see a little airglow above the light pollution, I thought it added a nice bit of color. EXIF: Camera: Sony a7Riii Lens: 18mm Sky: 16 shots, ISO 12800, 8 sec, f/3.2 (stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker) Foreground: 2 shots, ISO 1600, 210 sec, f/4.0 (including 1 black reference frame) --- . . . . . #longexposure_shots  #nightimages  #nightshooterz  #nightshooters  #nightpics  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #astrophoto  #astro_photography_  #astro_photography  #longexposure  #longexpohunter  #longexpo  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #natgeospace  #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse

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Hakan Nedjat —- REPOST: @hakannedjat from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @matthewsavillephoto --- Milky Way Chasers Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Hakan about this image: —- PANORAMA —- instagram.com/hakannedjat fb.com/hakannedjatphotography —- The Milky Way arching over Awhitu's Kohekohe Church, New Zealand. Every time I visit this church I seem to leave with a unique image. —- The nearby Glenbrook Steel Mill had it's smelters on full blast, casting an orange glow on the low level clouds. —- Sony A7Rii & Zeiss 25mm f/2.0 Two row panorama, 9 vertical images on each row. 13 seconds | ISO 6,400 | f/2.5 —- . . . . . #longexposure_shots  #nightimages  #nightshooterz  #nightshooters  #nightpics  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #astrophoto  #astro_photography_  #astro_photography  #longexposure  #longexpohunter  #longexpo  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #natgeospace  #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse

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Nicolai Bruegger --- REPOST: @nb_fotografie from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @matthewsavillephoto --- Milky Way Chasers Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Nicolai about this image: category: Panorama - finaly it works :) i was on the spot 3 times but allways no chance to cap. the milkyway, but finaly made it, after a 3 hours hike of the top to the mountain the sky was so blury but we decided to wait 3 hours from 12 to 3am and at the end the sky was clear enough to make the photo. - EXIFS: 22 pictures - 2 rows with 11 expos. iso 5000 at F2.8, nikon d810 with tamron 15-30 at 15mm. 22x20 sec. - instagram.com/nb_fotografie/ fb: NB Fotografie ——

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Jasman Mander on the Oregon Coast --- REPOST: @jasmanmander from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @chasing.luminance --- Milky Way Chasers Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Jasman about this image: - PANORAMA FB.com/jasman.mander instagram.com/jasmanmander — Oregon Coast Highway 101 and the Milkway Rising at Pistol River —- A windy highway 101 takes travelers across some of the most scenic beauty the Oregon Coast has to offer. Just between Brookings and Gold Beach you will drive through Pistol River. —— I head to the coast after work to scout a location for a shot I've been trying to get for the last few years. It never worked out before. Either I couldn't find a good spot to shoot the highway, or the weather didn't cooperate, or I simply didn't have the skills or plan to make it happen. —- If anyone is familiar with the pistol river area, it is always super windy. I had a hard time wanting to hike back along the road after a 2 hour nap in my car waiting for the Milkyway to rise. —— I sucked it up and got out to make the composition happen. —- This is a three shot panorama at 50mm. —- Nikon d810, 50mm 1.8 FG: 30 seconds BG: (2) 15 second shots for the sky frames. —- . . . . . #longexposure_shots  #nightimages  #nightshooterz  #nightshooters  #nightpics  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #astrophoto  #astro_photography_  #astro_photography  #longexposure  #longexpohunter  #longexpo  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #natgeospace  #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse

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Justin De Nobrega in Alabama Hills --- REPOST: @jdn303 from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @tracyleephotos --- Milky Way Chasers Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Justin about this image: —- BLEND —- EXIF: —- Sony A7R ILCE-7R, Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 - Sky: 15s, F2.8, ISO5000; 10 image stack in Starry Landscape Stacker. - Foreground: A blend of 2 images; one 60s, f2.8, ISO3200 for the rocks and another 10s, f2.8 ISO3200 for the guy/flashlight. - Edited in Capture One 10 and PS. - STORY: - There were a few of us shooting that night in Alabama Hills, and I already had my composition locked in. I was quietly stacking images for the sky, when one of the other photographers there (who I didn't know) suddenly jumped onto the top of the rock with the flashlight. I quickly shot a single 10s image with him before he climbed down, and ended up blending it in with my sky stack and another exposure for the foreground. - The foreground was lit with low level lighting with an LED inside the arch, and I light painted some additional light in the front with my Eagletac flashlight. - There were CRAZY 40mph winds that night, and a few minutes after this shot my tripod blew over and landed on the rocks; incredibly both my camera and lens survived without any damage. - SOCIAL: - FB.com/justin.denobrega Instagram.com/jdn303 —- . . . . . #longexposure_shots  #nightimages  #nightshooterz  #nightshooters  #nightpics  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #astrophoto  #astro_photography_  #astro_photography  #longexposure  #longexpohunter  #longexpo  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #natgeospace  #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse

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Ruslan Merzlyakov in Denmark --- REPOST: @rmerzlyakov from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @matthewsavillephoto --- Milky Way Chasers Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Ruslan about this image: —- Tracked, stacked, blended panorama. —- instagram.com/rmerzlyakov facebook.com/rmsphotography95 —- The Pearl of the Limfjord. Winters last kiss, just before the spring, turned whole Denmark into the frozen paradise. For the past 7 years I have lived in Denmark, I have never seen fully frozen Limfjord. The sky is tracked and stacked mosaic of 6 frames (each stacked of 6 images @ 30'', f/2, ISO 2000) and the foregound (30'', f/2, ISO 2500) is taken few minutes after, together with the first sunlight. Canon EOS 6D astro mod + Samyang 24mm f/1.4 + iOptron skytracker —- . . . . . #longexposure_shots  #nightimages  #nightshooterz  #nightshooters  #nightpics  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #astrophoto  #astro_photography_  #astro_photography  #longexposure  #longexpohunter  #longexpo  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #natgeospace  #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse

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Eric Benedetti at Smith & Morehouse Reservoir --- REPOST: @erictheastrojunkie from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @chasing.luminance --- Milky Way Chasers Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Eric about this image: —- TRACKED AND BLEND instagram.com/erictheastrojunkie Fb.com/ericbenedettiphotography —- A lesson on how to make 10,500 foot mountains look small: image the Milky Way core behind them with a 135mm lens. I've been wanting to get back to my high-res MW core project using a 135mm lens, but a combo of life and clouds have prevented me from jumping back on that train. Tried to get out Friday night and put some work into it, but....clouds. Saturday night I decided to drive up to Smith and Morehouse Reservoir, with the moon setting around 1am and clouds coming in around 2:30am I didn't have a lot of time, so I just decided to try the 135mm as a nightscape lens. Some decently sized mountains surround the reservoir, when you shoot the Milky Way behind them...well, they end up looking pretty small. I love the detail in the sky you can get from this lens though, makes using it as a nightscape lens a lot of fun. — 16 shots stitched together as a pano for this one, 12 for the sky (3 minutes, ISO 800, f2.8) and 4 for the foreground (3 minutes, ISO 1600, f2.5) all taken with my Nikon D800E and Samyang 135mm lens on a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer tracking mount. —- . . . . . #longexposure_shots  #nightimages  #nightshooterz  #nightshooters  #nightpics  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #astrophoto  #astro_photography_  #astro_photography  #longexposure  #longexpohunter  #longexpo  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #natgeospace  #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse

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Chandra Bong at Cathedral Rock —- REPOST: @chandra_b87 from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @ --- Milky Way Chasers Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Chandra about this image: —- STACKED —- fb.com/chandrabongphotography instagram.com/chandra_b87 500px: https://500px.com/chandra_b87 —- Cathedral Rock Moonrise and the galaxy core were perfectly aligned to form this "S" curve. This is what i have vision months ago and finally got a chance to executed it. Couldn't ask for a better conditions. It is pretty easier for us here in New South Wales, Australia to track and plan any type of astro shot as ealier astro season The Galactic Core is rising from the East. —- This particular spot is located about 1.5 hr drive from Sydney CBD. We are pretty lucky to have these amazing coastline as next to this spot is the famous "Bombo Quarry" being located just 12 mins away from Cathedral Rock. — I do not recommend anyone to be in the water but during this shot i was standing in the water with few strong full force wave nearly knock me down. But again that the effort paid off well. Multiple exposure stacked to get a clean and minimum noise image. NIKON D850 NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8 lens ISO 3200 20mm 15 sec f/2.0 x 4 Tripod Benro FGP28C —- . . . . . #longexposure_shots  #nightimages  #nightshooterz  #nightshooters  #nightpics  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #astrophoto  #astro_photography_  #astro_photography  #longexposure  #longexpohunter  #longexpo  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #natgeospace  #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse

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Bianca Smith - REPOST: @__bianca_smith__ from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @tracyleephotos --- Milky Way Chasers Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Bianca about this image: Pano / Stack / Blend —- Instagram.com/ __bianca_smith__ Fb.com/biancasmith11 — My husband (and Milky Way buddy) and I were set to go camping at Arches National Park this week, but decided to put it off until June. We do live in Sedona, AZ though, and thought, why not just shoot around town? People come from all over the world to shoot where we live, so why not just spend our new moon week at some good spots close to home? On the 15th, (actual new moon) we ventured out to a spot that overlooked a lot of Sedona to try out what we’d planned. My plan was to see what a super long exposure would yield on a foreground landscape. I wanted to try about 5 to 7 minutes and see how it looked. It worked! I could actually see the landscape, crystal clear! That was a first. But the Milky Way was so high over the landscape that we decided to come back again the next night. —- So, this photo is from the next night, we picked a new spot and came out earlier, when the Milky Way was just rising behind Cathedral Rock. I had something in mind that was more ambitious than anything I'd done before, but if if my research had served me right, then my pano/stack/blend should come together, if I did in fact plan it correctly. I was pretty excited, and because of my excitement I accidentally shot my sky at 1.4, ISO 8000 which for a 13 second shot kind of blew out the sky. I accepted it, figuring “Maybe too much data isn’t a bad thing? I can always come back from too much light, right?” (Would love to hear thoughts about this, actually.) —- I shot a stack of 4 for the sky, in two upper quadrants. Then, for my two lower quadrants I did 2 stacks of 3 each as 6 minute exposures. I only chose to only do 4 & 3 photo stacks, because of time. The whole process took about 45 minutes, but if I had more time I would have stacked more. —-

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Grady Justesen --- REPOST: @gradyej from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @tracyleephotos --- Milky Way Chasers Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From Grady about this image: —- BLEND —- instagram.com/gradyej FB.com/GradyJustesenPhotography —— This sanctuary is a nightscaper's dream. Remote yet so very open. Far away from light pollution yet less than an hour drive for me. It's one of those locations that you get there & fumble about because you're so excited about the possibilities. I had to constantly remind myself to stay focused on what I had planned ahead of time & not get too lost in the moment. I don't know about anyone else but sometimes I get so excited with what I'm seeing in camera that I get home & realize I only did half the things I set out to accomplish. One of them was this wide angle exposure blend that incorporates the lush wheat fields surrounding the church. I was nervous about getting just a giant green blur but the breeze died down long enough for me to capture this awesome scene in crisp detail. —- Nikon D750, Rokinon 14mm 2.8 SKY: 25s, f/2.8, ISO 8000 FOREGROUND: 194s, f/2.8, ISO 2500 —— . . . . . #longexposure_shots  #nightimages  #nightshooterz  #nightshooters  #nightpics  #milkywaygalaxy  #astrophotography  #astrophoto  #astro_photography_  #astro_photography  #longexposure  #longexpohunter  #longexpo  #amazing_longexpo  #amazingearth  #natgeospace  #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #photopills #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse

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