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 normal
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