"Starlit Goblins" -- Goblin Valley State Park, south of Green River, UT (6/11/2018)
The "Goblins" of Goblin Valley State Park are an immense field of red sandstone "hoodoos" or eroded columns and mounds appearing in any number of incredible fantastical shapes. The opportunities for composition are literally endless. Add to this the fact that the park is located in a Bortle 1 dark sky site (the classification with the lowest amount of manmade light pollution available) and it's a spectacular place to capture the Milky Way. I met the two hosts of my favorite photography podcast, Photog Adventures, out to shoot on the first night of my Utah trip with Steve Richards and we had a great time setting up lights and photographing the amazing night sky. Thanks for coming out and joining me for my first Utah Milky Way experience, Aaron King and Brendon Porter!
If you're interested in landscape or astrophotography, you absolutely HAVE to check out the Photog Adventures podcast. Their content is both entertaining AND highly educational. The guys also manage to pull guest interviews with some of the biggest names in the nightscape photography field, including Mark Gee, Michael Shainblum, Royce Bair, and others.
Nikon D810, Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4, Skywatcher Star Adventurer.
Sky -- five portrait orientation exposures at 35mm, f/2.8, 120 seconds, ISO 1600
Foreground -- five portrait orientation exposures at 35mm, f/2.8, 30 seconds, ISO 3200 (six frame stacks at each pano stop, stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker for noise reduction). #night #stars #milkyway #milkwaychasers #milkywaygalaxy #natgeo #utah #landscape #landscapephotography #natgeospace #space #nikon #nikonphotography #sigma35mmart #hoya #skywatcher #staradventurer #photogadventures #goblinvalley