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Joshua Crites in Santa Cruz --- REPOST: @joshua_p_crites from fb.groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @missjessbess — 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 Joshua about this image: —— PANO-STITCHED-STACKED-BLENDED instagram.com/joshua_p_crites FB.com/JoshuaCrites —- MILK SIDE MOON ~ “Milky Way with a side of moon.” Although this is a well known and highly photographed sea stack in Santa Cruz it’s a place I had only tried to shoot Milky Way once prior but I got skunked due to fog. Now 2 years later and with a lot more experience under my belt I knew that all the conditions were going to be perfect for this shot and so I went for it. I had recently talked with a friend and great photographer Felix Alfaro @felixalfarophotography about this location and although he did not know it at the time he actually got me motivated to get out and shoot here again. Thank you @felixalfarophotography for getting me motivated. We had shot together the night prior but unfortunately he could not join me on this outing. I missed having him there but I must also say it was incredible having this entire beach to myself which does not happen often these days. To many people it may look like the sunsetting next to the milky way but in fact it was the moon setting and it was an incredible site to see in person, so beautiful, in fact more beautiful in person than this photo. It was so mesmerizing that I was torn between watching the beauty unfold or capturing the shot, I ended doing a little bit of both. This is a self portrait, yep thats me standing out there. This image is a vertical pano, 3 frames stitched together and stacked for noise reduction. Overall I’m happy with how this photo turned out but it was even better in person. Hope you like it. —- Canon 6D w Tamron 15-30 2.8 30mm, ISO 10,000, F/2.8, 13sec X 8 shots Edited in Lr and PS —- . . . . . #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #longexpohunter

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Aleš Krivec in Slovenia --- REPOST: @dreamypixels from fb.groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @astrolandscapes --- 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 Aleš about this image: —- BLEND —- Milky Way above the tiny cottage in a village in Slovenia. Mountains in the background are from the Martuljek mountain range. —- Fb.com/aleskphotography instagram.com/dreamypixels/ —- Gear: Nikon D810A + Nikkor 14-24 EXIF: ISO6400, 15seconds, F3.2, 14mm for the background and ISO800, 15 seconds, F10, 14mm (taken about 1 hour before the background shot.) —- . . . . . #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 #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday

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Robyn Lakeman at Lake Tyrrell --- REPOST: @robynlakeman from fb.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 Robyn about this image: —- Mikayla dancing in the Lake —- Blend: Two exposures taken one after the other —- Social: instagram.com/robynlakeman/ —- Inspired by Eric Pare’s light painting, I did his tutorial on how to obtain the circle with light. I then bought a 4 foot long fluorescent light cover and practiced and practiced. Still not perfect and a bit of a wonky circle but I was happy enough. —- Two images blended as you can’t do the same exposure for background and light circle – —- The background was 20 secs, f2.8, ISO 6500 the foreground with Mikayla was 6 secs, f4.5, ISO 1600 —- Canon 6D, 14mm AF Samyang lens —- . . . . . #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 #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday

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Michael Goh at Namburg National Park --- REPOST: @astrophotobear from fb.groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @missjessbess --- 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: —— Category - Panorama Social instagram.com/astrophotobear/ Fb.com/astrophotobear/ — Story - Astrophotowalk — I ran a Worldwide photowalk event at Nambung National Park in Western Australia as part of fund raising for the Springs of Kenya and had 35-40 or so people attend the event. Overall it was a good event, the zodiacal light making an appearance and very clear skies. People were well behaved and the experienced photographers disappeared into the night and other people stayed around a designated "beginner" area. This was the second sort of event like this I ran this year, the first one in July - fund raising for beyondblue - an organisation assisting people with mental health that had a similar attendance. I enjoy using my photography to improve things for others where I can and I find running workshops like this has been an effective way of doing so. Milky Way panorama image was Canon 6d Tamron 15-30 28 images at f3.2 ISO 6400 25s tracked on the move-shoot-move SIFO rotator (star tracker) with a panorama head. Stitched in ptgui pro (panorama software) and post processed in lightroom and photoshop with colour balancing via curves and colour balance, curves, nik define (noise control) and star minimisation. — . . . . . #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 #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday

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Michael Zayne in Myponga --- REPOST: @blntpencil from fb.groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @astrolandscapes --- 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: —- TRACKED/ BLEND — Story: this is an old stone ruin in Myponga South Australia. First you I set my tracker up. I then took my foreground shot. Then I tracked the sky! Hope you like it! —- EXIF: —- Fg 5x iso 1000, f4, 30 seconds Sky: iso 1600 2.8 90 seconds — Nikon d750 and Nikon 14-24 —- . . . . . #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 #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday

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Marybeth Kiczenski at Goblin Valley --- REPOST: @shelbydiamondstar from fb.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 Marybeth about this image: —- TRACKED/BLEND — SOCIAL Instagram.com/shelbydiamondstar fb.com/supercrazzy — STORY — My little excursion to Utah a few weeks back could be dubbed the trip of blue-hour milky ways. I was really only able to capture the core during blue hour before being completely clouded out. So these pink Milky Ways really started to grow on me. LOL. I decided to play with the tracker some, so I could use the longer focal length. — Even though none of these images were what I was hoping for, I'm just happy to have gotten to capture something rather than nothing! Let me know what you think of the blur-hour colors. :) — EXIF Nikon D850 + Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART — Sky: ISO 800 f/2.8 40-seconds — Ground: ISO 1250 15-seconds f/2.8 —- . . . . . #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 #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday

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Shaun Peterson in Ancient Bristlecone Forest --- REPOST: @smpetersonphotography from fb.groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @missjessbess --- 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 Shaun about this image: —- Pano, Stacked, and Blended —- instagram.com/smpetersonphotography/ FB.com/shaunpetersonphotography —- Ancient Bristlecone Forest, California - I don't usually put myself in my images but there was no other way to show how massive this ancient tree really was without including myself in the frame! This was the perfect night for shooting and the perfect night for friends! The temperature change from being in Death Valley the night before to being over 13,000 ft in elevation where this tree is located was a shocker to say the least! I met up with a large group of talented photographers and I'd say we had got all we asked for with perfection of the weather and conversations! Check out these talented people to see what they came up with out of this night! —- Canon 6D Pano Sky: ISO 6400, F1.4, 4 secs Foreground: ISO 1600, F1.4, 180 secs —- . . . . . #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 #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday

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Wayne Pinkston at Arches --- REPOST: @wayne_pinkston from fb.groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @astrolandscapes --- 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 Wayne about this image: —- Blend 14-24 mm lens, 23 mm, f 2.8, 15 and 25 sec., ISO 12,800 —- Starstruck: This is taken in Arches National Park in the Arch called "North Window", with 2 friends from Moab. I had been wanting to shoot some photos of people silhouetted within the arch for a while, but did not get the opportunity until Sept. Thanks Dustin and Kelsey! This is a blend of 2 photos, one for the sky and one for the people, taken at the same focal length and f stop but different focus and shutter speed. Low Level Lighting used, with 2 small Goal Zero lantern within the arch and a Ceneroid Light Panel outside the arch on the right. —- instagram.com/wayne_pinkston/ waynepinkstonphoto.com500px.com/waynepinkston Flickr.com/photos/pinks2000 —- . . . . . #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 #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday

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Annika Borchers in The Dolomites --- REPOST: @annika25183 from fb.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 Annika about this image: —- BLEND —- SOCIAL instagram.com/annika25183 fb.com/annika.borchers.50 —- STORY This shot was taken during my photo travel to the wonderful Dolomites. Standing in front of the the peaks of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo is such a special feeling, they are so much majestic. —- EXIF DATA Sony a7iii foreground: Tokina Firin 20 f2.0, 20mm, f2.0, 30sec., ISO 3200 singleshot sky: Tokina Firin 20 f2.0, 20mm, f2.0, 15sec., ISO 6400, singleshot —- . . . . . #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 #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday

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Roxanne Stone at Arches --- REPOST: @roxannestonephotography from fb.groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @missjessbess --- 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 Roxanne about this image: —- SINGLE — SOCIAL fb.com/roxannestonephotography instagram.com/roxannestonephotography roxannestonephotography.com — STORY Before the storm. We camped the last weekend of September at Devils Garden Campground inside Arches National Park and had Skyline Arch to ourselves for an hour just after sunset the first night. Simple light painting provided enough illumination of the arch to keep this to a single exposure. Storms rolled in the next afternoon that lasted for days, effectively stopping any milky way photography in the area. —- EXIF DATA: Canon 5D Mark IV + 16-35mm USM III (16mm) f/2.8, 30 seconds, ISO 3200 Processed in Lightroom 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 #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday

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Mark Robben in Joshua Tree --- REPOST: @skylightphotography_ from fb.groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @astrolandscapes --- 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 Mark about this image: —- TRACKED/BLEND instagram.com/skylightphotography_/ facebook.com/MrkRbbn skylightphoto.net (coming soon) In a spring and summer filled with exciting night photography adventures, my trek to this wonderful arch may have been the most satisfying. For better or worse, I prefer to shoot solo, but with the remote location of this rock formation, I felt it might be better to wait until I could team up with a solid shooting partner. By the time September’s new moon rolled around I was still without anyone able to tag along and it was beginning to look as if I might miss out this year. So I made the decision to head out on my own. I’d been there a few times in the daylight, so I was reasonably confident in getting there and back safely. I’m so glad I did. I actually went out two separate nights. A problem with my GPS cost me about 45 minutes on the first night (there’s actually good story and cautionary tale there as well…for another time) and I missed out on the prime Milky Way position (at least as late summer goes). The shots were good, but I knew I could do better, so I headed back again two nights later. This time I packed my Skywatcher Star Adventurer tracker, something I didn’t include on the first night because I wanted to keep the weight down as it’s a fairly long hike and I wanted to bring extra water. Even in September the temps in this part of the desert regularly hit 100 degrees+ so it’s always better to be safe than sorry. As Milky Way adventures go, night two was a surgical strike and other than exchanging pleasantries with a juvenile rattler, the night when off without a hitch. Four hours after setting out I was safely back in my car and on my way home. Nikon D810 + Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 Sky: f/5, 15mm, 5 minutes, ISO 1600 with Skywatcher Star Adventurer Ground: f/3.2, 15mm, 90 seconds, ISO 1600

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Paul Wilson on Banks Peninsula --- REPOST: @paul_wilson_images from fb.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 Paul about this image: —- Tracked / Pano / Blend — "Cognisance" — When I set out for an astrophotography expedition on this night it was totally clear, I drove a couple of hours to the location I had in mind only to be met with fog and a bit of a breeze. I quickly packed up and traveled to spot number two, a few bays and hills over and was greeted with clear skies. — By then the Milky Way core and Mars was a bit higher than I had anticipated so I proceeded to set up my photography equipment as fast as possible and started imaging the sky. — I shot the sky with a 30 shot panorama at 1 minute each shot, so this section took 30 minutes. I then shot the foreground with 15 shots at 2 minutes each to capture more light, this also took 30 minutes. All up just shooting this single photo took an hour, but it has huge resolution and low noise. — Blending the two panoramas was rather difficult but enjoyable, I wanted to add something to draw the eye and soften the horizon so did some light painting too. — Having a backup plan when going out to shoot is important, the weather has been rather bad for wind and cloud this year so I'm very happy I had a plan B. A vision is very important, when you execute that goal it's a great feeling! — Shot on Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. — Canon 5D4 & Sigma Art 50mm Sky: ISO1600, ƒ2.8, 60s x 30 shots Ground: ISO1600, ƒ2, 120s x 15 shots — instagram.com/paul_wilson_images fb.com/paulwilsonimages —- . . . . . #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 #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors

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