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Johannes Holzer at Mount Herzogstand --- REPOST: @karwendelbilder 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 Johannes about this image: --- CATEGORY: PANO - HALF TRACKED Instagram.com/karwendelbilder Fb.com/karwendelbilder ---- Here's my first MW Core shot of 2018, Taken last Wednesday Morning between 5.20am - 5.40am at Mount Herzogstand in the Bavarian Alps. We go up with Skis on the Mountain and was 2 hours before Milky Way is rising on the spot. Not a good situation on -15 Celsius. The Spot itself makes it a little bit difficult because was arround 1.5 meter of snow. Finally i had the Idea to freeze my tripod with 3 Liter Water on the ground. ---- Tech: Sony A7rii with Zeiss Batis 25mm , Ioptron Startracker pro 2 rows, each 10 Pictures at ISO 6400 25sec. @F2.0 ---- . . . . . #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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Mitch Maverick in the Phillipines --- REPOST: @mavs_adventures 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 Mitch about this image: --- CATEGORY: Blend/Stacked. SOCIAL: Maverick Rainier N. Cuello FB : Mitch Maverick CN Instagram.com/mavs_adventures ---- STORY: So I did my first Prenup shoot this year and thought what else could be more amazing than a couple having the milkyway core as a background? This was our final shot before wrapping it up coz its almost 5:00am and we still haven't slept. The tide was in our favor and the Milky way was just gorgeous! I got 8 frames of the core, one single long exposure at the foreground and a single exposure of the couple. Blend it all in and this is the final result. . Shot with a Nikon d750 w/ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens. Milkyway(30s f2.8 iso 4000) x 8 Foreground(300s f2.8 iso640)x 1 Couple(1/3secs f2.8 iso2500 . Edited in Lightroom, stacked and blend in photoshop. ---- . . . . . #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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Aaron Hawkins in Mildura Victoria --- REPOST: @hawkeye_711 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 Aaron about this image: --- PANO (3 shot vertical) --- Fb.com/hawkeyephotography711 instagram.com/hawkeye_711 --- Set my alarm for 5am in hope of a quick pre dawn snap! Woke at 4 and thought to myself stuff it now's your chance race down to the little backwater nearby. Which i did. Its like a swamp down there horrid green water but i knew it would be still and interesting so trekked around a bend and found this lines up spot! Got a few nice shots around 4:30am after which the sun started to illuminate the horizon. Funny story the alarm went off in my pocket at 5 and omg when its that still and isolated the shutter sounds like a gun shot the alarm nearly had me in the water haha. Very happy with this shot to kick off the season! Easily worth the early start --- Nikon D750 Samyang 14mm F2.8 15 seconds ISO3200 Torched the foreground for a micro second ---- . . . . . #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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Andy Taber at Sturgeon Bay --- REPOST: @ajtaber 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 Andy about this image: --- Tracked/stacked/blended --- FB.com/Sights2Bscene --- instagram.com/ajtaber ---- I was FINALLY able to use my newly astromodified 6D last weekend! This photo is over 60 mins of exposure time on the shores of Lake Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, WI the night of 6-23-17. Not a big story with this one, just the pure excitement of finally being able to use this thing. The weather has been horrible this summer and there have only been 2-3 perfectly clear nights to take astro photos. This night did not disappoint. --- EXIF: Canon 6D (astromodified), using a sigma 35mm f 1.4 with an external H-alpha filter, 30 exposures at 2 mins each for the sky, 4 exposures at the same settings for the foreground with the tracker turned off, ISO 800, ioptron skytracker, sky processed in pixinsight and blended back into the foreground then final touch up in PS CC. --- . . . . . #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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Michael Goh in Western Australia --- REPOST: @astrophotobear 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 Michael about this image: --- PANO, TRACKED --- SOCIAL Instagram.com/astrophotobear fb.com/astrophotobear 500px - erax7 --- STORY - Another World - self portrait panorama from my recent trip out to dry salt lakes in Western Australia. The window of opportunity appears to be quite small at the beginning of milky way season - the difference of a couple of weeks can dramatically change their appearance as the pressure ridges may rupture. High temperatures and low rainfall (despite storms nearby) gave me some confidence that the pressure ridges maybe evident. Arriving at my first destination in 40C (104F) temperature I was greeted by what I had been seeking for the past few years. I launched my drone to help do some scouting. I had a few technical issues as my phone appears to be dying and it kept disconnecting from the drone requiring me to work on reconnecting or bringing it back home. Satisfied with the scout, I foot slogged it out to where the ridges had not yet cracked yet formed enough texture that I wanted - and used my hand held gps to mark the locations for setting up 2 cameras for later. Trudging on the dry salt sounds a bit like hiking on hardened snow - that slight crunch under my boots. Getting up at 11:30pm (after 3-4 hours sleep)- I made my way back out into the dry lake and setup a timelapse. While waiting, I just enjoyed the silence and the stars - counting maybe a dozen meteors streak through the sky and feeling very small against the milky way. The last time I imaged from here there was intense green airglow and it was repeated again that night. The crescent moon rising helped to light up the foreground and bring out more of the textures. ---- Canon 6d Tamron 15-30mm @ 15mm F3.2 ISO 3200 60s x 31 (two rows with the top row tracked) image panorama with a crescent moon rising ----

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Robert Fawcett at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge --- REPOST: @rwfawcett 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 Robert about this image: --- -SINGLE- --- ~ While Others Sleep ~ Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge --- an early February morning as the Milky Way rises - 4:20a.m. It's a New Moon and the Milky Way core is now above the horizon. Great to be able to get out and shoot to kick off the season. --- instagram.com/rwfawcett FB.com/rfawcettfoto --- Nikon D610 / Nikon 50.0mm f/1.8 Exposure: 10 seconds f/2.8 ISO 6400 --- Lightroom + Photoshop + ACR + DXO NIK --- . . . . . #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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Christopher Georgia at Otter Cliff --- REPOST: @christopher_g 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 Christopher about this image: --- STACKED ---- instagram.com/christopher_g facebook.com/chris.georgia capturethestarsworkshops.com ---- I created this image, looking out at Otter Cliff in Acadia National Park, using 6 images. Each image has the same composition and exposure. I shot this with a Sony A7rII with a 20s exposure, f/2.8, ISO 6400. The reason I used 6 of the same image is that I wanted to reduce noise in the foreground and in the sky. The noise pattern on each image is random and not the same as the last, kind of like a snowflake. Each one is unique in it's own way. By stacking the images in Photoshop, I am able to essentially fill in data that is missing from the other images, giving a more "natural" form of noise reduction. I prefer this method of noise reduction over any other form out there. It seems to be less destructive, overall. What are your thoughts on the image and the process? --- . . . . . #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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Callum White in Koh Lipe --- REPOST: @cwhitephotos 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 Callum about this image: --- Panorama --- SOCIAL instagram.com/cwhitephotos 500px.com/cwhitephotos --- STORY It’s not often that you can see the milkyway in the tropics where I live and I got up 4 days in a row at 4:30am to finally get this on our last night in Koh Lipe, Thailand. I wanted to get the phosphorescent plankton in the foreground (and you can see some) but the water was so calm that it wasn’t showing so much. I decided to get in the shot to make it a bit more interesting. --- I did briefly think I was going to die when three wild dogs came darting towards me but they ended up wagging their tails and licking my feet so all was well! --- Shot Info: Nikon D750 w/ Nikon 20mm f/1.8 EXIF: ISO3200, 20mm, f/2, 20s - 9 shots --- . . . . . #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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Karan Varshnei in Sydney, Australia --- REPOST: @karan.v.photography 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 Karan about this image: --- SINGLE --- instagram.com/karan.v.photography --- So Astro season is back and I wanted to try something that I never even thought was possible - to shoot the Milky Way core right next to the City, essentially, inside the CBD. I had heard of this shot, but it never really worked out in my head. Here we are, chasing darker and darker skies for Astro and i'm heading into the city, into the blazing lights? Naah..! Matt Hudson posted that he reckon's it's going to be a good night for this and he's going to be shooting the Opera House with the MW yesterday.. challenge was that the best time for it was 3:30am!! Anyway, fast forward a few hours, sleep deprived and skeptical, I landed up at Dawes point reserve and set up to give it a shot. Another few hours later and I walked away with meeting some great guys - Alfonso, Matt, Tom & what is possibly the noisiest and haziest Astro shot I've ever taken - but probably also the one I'm happiest with! (PS, I did shoot different exposures with the aim of blending and I can still do that but I wanted to see if I could get it all in the one exposure, and here it is) Settings - Sony A7rii, Sony 16-35 GM @ 21mm, ISO 1250 & 10 seconds I also used the NiSi light pollution filter. That thing is awesome for this! --- . . . . . #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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Bernhard Enzenhofer in Austria --- REPOST: @bernhard_enzenhofer 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 Bernhard about this image: --- SINGLE --- instagram.com/bernhard_enzenhofer --- »C | O | N | N | E | C | T | I | N | G« --- Yesterday I was the first time this year hunting for Milky Way pictures. But I do not show you a picture of the center, but a photo that was taken while waiting for the core of the Milky Way. I like it because it shows the bond that I often feel when I stand alone in the night under the stars in nature.I started with the splitboard at midnight and was at the spot two hours later. So I had enough time to breathe in the atmosphere. I wish you all an exciting Milky Way season! ---- Best regards from Austria! --- Exif: ISO 10000 24 sec. f2,8 14mm Samyang Canon 6D --- . . . . . #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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Adam Woodworth in Lubec Maine --- REPOST: @awoodworthphoto 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 Adam about this image: --- STACKED / BLEND --- Milky Way Over Lubec, Maine --- It’s Milky Way season again! Starting in February the bright photogenic Galactic Center of our Milky Way Galaxy is visible on moonless nights, and will be visible until about October-ish. For my first shot of the season I did something I never do — intentionally shoot the Milky Way over a town, straight into light pollution. I didn’t think this would work but I was actually able to get quite a bit of detail in the Milky Way. The mini-stream in the foreground is run-off from recent heavy rains we had here, which made for a nice foreground element at low tide amongst the seaweed covered rocks. --- Nikon D850 and NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ 14mm. This is a blend of multiple shots. The sky is a result of star stacking 20 separate exposures, each at ISO 6400 for 10 seconds @ f/2.8. The star stacking was done in Starry Landscape Stacker (Mac only) but you can do it in Photoshop. The result is a sky with pinpoint stars and low noise. That result was then blended with 3 foreground exposures, each shot at different focus distances for focus stacking (increasing depth of field). Each foreground shot was at ISO 1600, with 2 at f/2.8 for 4 minutes and one at f/4 for 8 minutes. The final result is an image with low noise and everything in focus from the stars to the foreground rocks. --- fb.com/adamwoodworthphotography instagram.com/awoodworthphoto --- . . . . . #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 Wang over Bali or Manila --- REPOST: @kdub_25 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 Kevin about this image: --- Single Instagram/kdub_25 EXIF: iso16000, 6 sec, f2 Sony A7II + Tokina Firin 20mm f2 --- Flight PR538 --- Time to kick milky way season with my first galactic center shot of the year! This was taken from my flight from Bali to Manila around 0400. New moon was out and the sky was dark. There were many stars out that night but the conditions made shooting tricky. The plane ride was rough due to the constant turbulence; however I was lucky enough to secure my gorilla pod between the arm rest and window to capture this shot. This is my first galactic center shot with the Tokina Firin, and I have to say this is the best astro lens I have ever used on the Sony FE 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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