Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
One of the reasons I love shooting astrophotography and sharing it, is because 80% of the world’s population has never seen the milky way with their own eyes because of light pollution. That is also why I stick with a more natural approach to night photography. I want those who haven’t seen the stars to be ensured that if they see my images, with proper planning you can in fact see what I’m capturing and it is very much real.
This is a single exposure shot.
RAW file processed in Adobe Lightroom.
I built the igloo while snow camping three nights at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. It took 5 1/2 hours to build and this shot was captured in April.
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Crater Lake National Park
What a picture!
@photo_serenity this is amazing
@skywonders_ie thank you
@coachmelissajohnson that’s awesome, don’t ever take that for granted!
@cmcb12162126 thank you. I remember when I started taking nightscapes four years ago and posting them here on IG there weren’t a lot of night photographers and I regularly got asked if my photos were real. It was shortly after that I had learned about this statistic. I’m glad I live in a part of the world that has dark skies so I can share them through my photography.
@matthewnewmanphotography for sure
@kmk_fotografie thank you, if you head over to YouTube look me up. I have a tutorial all about the light, click subscribe if you like the tutorial.
@roamingremodelers thanks! A huge part for me is inspiring others to make getting to dark skies a priority for themselves. For those who it’s impossible for, them knowing my feed is real is incredibly important to me.
@jenniferleereeves thank you, it’s great to hear that
Nice setup! Amazing sky! Love it
I love watching the milky way from our home out here in Trail
Simply beautiful picture. I had never seen the Milky Way until I saw your account so thanks for all your gorgeous images.
Great image, which kind of light did you used
Just gorgeous! Bravo I truly love a great single expo nightscape!
Love the image, your ideas, and the whole process.
I’ll take reality over fake composites any day! My opinion. ♂️
@kiesullivan thank you
@darwin_kalani_photography thank you! I can’t wait either. Unfortunately the weather is too bad for me to try and get some early milky way this week. But the thought of running up to Crater Lake next month with likely feet of new snow sounds fun!