#FindingDarkness

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@roycebairphoto
Star trails over Mexican Hat Rock, Utah. Shot last week with my friends, Roger Nedel and @stevebundersonphoto. This is my down-N-dirty “quickie” method for making star trails: a single, 1-hour (3600 seconds) exposure @ f/5.6, ISO 160, with the camera’s “Long Exposure Noise Reduction” function turned on. See pages 6 & 62 of my @MilkyWay_NightScapes eBook for more details .
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@roycebairphoto “The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir.
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Cropped from the cover of my 2018 “Starry Night Quotes” calendar. Check it out via the link in my bio.
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Star reflections in alpine lake, High Uintas Wilderness area, Utah. EXIF: Single Exposure. Canon 5DM3 • Canon EF15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens • f/3.5, 30 sec, ISO 6400 .
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„Temple of the Moon”
@skypointer2000 - this is an absolutely incredible photograph :) •After driving 6 hours and scouting the place in the afternoon with perfect weather, I set up my lights at dusk, when a strong wind started blowing and thick clouds were rolling in.
With all those clouds, I was unable to set up my tracker, as it was impossible to see Polaris. I was asking myself, if I should call it a night, but as I had already set up most of my equipment, I decided to hang around for a while and hope for a break in the racing cloud cover.
After what felt like an eternity, I noticed a clear spot approaching from the south-west, moving towards where the core section of Milky Way supposed to be and I started shooting away. My persistence payed and I was able to capture the rising core over the Temple of the Moon. After a few minutes, the clouds were back and getting even thicker. With no hope for another clearing, it was time to pack my stuff and get some sleep…
EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
Stack of 6 x 12s @ ISO 6400, untracked
Low Level Lighting

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via: @skypointer2000


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@roycebairphoto
Here’s my #FindingDarkness “Light Pollution Awareness Chart” that you can freely share with others on social Media. It accurately simulates the effect of light pollution on a starry night sky as one goes from a Bortle Class 1 sky to a Bortle Class 9 sky. As you can see, even in the red "City to Suburbia Transition" zone, light pollution overpowers all but a few of the brightest stars!
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I made this chart for the back cover of my 2018 “Starry Night Quotes” calendar. Check it out via the link in my bio .
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"Giant and Bonsai"

The dark horse and the center of our galaxy riding over Bonsai Rock in Lake Tahoe.

When I visited this place almost one year ago, I was surprised that the water level was very high. On many images I had seen, you could see small rocks sticking out of the water, letting you almost walk up to Bonsai Rock. However, while scouting the place in the afternoon, I was able to swim around it and the small rocks were all submerged.

I therefore had to shoot at a longer focal lenght to make Bonsai Rock more than a small smudge in the water. The result is quite different from what I planned, but I still kind of like the result.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L @50mm
iOptron SkyTracker
Low Level Lighting

Sky:
3 x 90s @ ISO1600, tracked
Foreground:
3 x 90s @ ISO1600, untracked

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"Bryce Inspiration"

During my June trip I have been able to make my peace with Bryce Canyon, as I have found perfect conditions, after beeing skunked by clouds during my last 3 visits.

I started my night at Inspiration Point and was surprised that I had the place to myself after the the sunset crowds had left. I saw the lights of some photographers at Sunset Point, but my scouting showed, that Inspiration Point was the place to be for capturing the Milky Way bow rising above the canyon during the early stages of the night.

The plan worked nicely and as a bonus I got an awesome airglow display in addition to the colorful Milky Way above and canyon below.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART @ f/2.8
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
18 panel panorama:
- 9x tracked for the sky, 9x untracked for the foreground
- each panel is a stack of 5 x 30s @ ISO 6400
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"Tranquility under Busy Skies"

A very tranquil campsite under the starry skies of the Swiss Alps, but make no mistake: there is quite some action in the sky.
While Milky Way is moving majestetically through the night and the planets Saturn and Mars seemingly follow it, a high atmosperic phenomenon called red sprite, is making a fleeting appearance.
Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that occur high above thunderstorm clouds,giving rise to a quite varied range of visual shapes flickering in the night sky. They are usually triggered by the discharges of positive lightning between an underlying thundercloud and the ground.
Sprites appear as luminous reddish flashes. They often occur in clusters above the troposphere at an altitude range of 50–90 km (31–56 mi). Sporadic visual reports of sprites go back at least to 1886, but they were first photographed on July 6, 1989 by scientists from the University of Minnesota.
Sprites are sometimes inaccurately called upper-atmospheric lightning. However, sprites are cold plasma phenomena that lack the hot channel temperatures of tropospheric lightning, so they are more akin to fluorescent tube discharges than to lightning discharges.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1,4
iOptron Skytracker Pro
Low Level Lighting

Panorama with 4 stacked panels:
Sky
2 x 6 exposures of 30s @ ISO 1600, tracked
Forground
6 x 30s @ ISO 1600
Reflection
6 x 30s @ ISO 1600, tracked

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"The Portal"

Ready to take a plunge into a parallel universe?

This is Cresta Lake in Switzerland. During this extremely calm night, the lake was forming a flawless mirror.

Time to finally try a technique, I have been waiting to test for several months: tracking a reflection.

I have been thinking about this for a while and discussed it with some of my photographer friends. Most of them told me to forget it, as they considered it way too complicated to achieve and because a reflection would never be perfect enough for tracking to make a difference.

Dispite this advice, the thought kept lingering in the back of my head. Wouldn't it be cool... In early spring I discussed the problem with a german photographer and he gave me the decisive input that enables me to mirror the tracker without loosing alignment.

Now I just needed this elusive perfect reflection. 5 months later, after crisscrossing through Switzerland in an effort to find reasonably clear skies, I found it at this beautiful mountain lake.

EXIF:
- Canon EOS 6D, astro modofied
- Samyang 24mm f/1.4
- iOptron Skytracker Pro

Sky:
6 x 20s @ ISO6400 f/2.0, tracked
Ground:
4 x 30s @ ISO6400 f/1.4
Reflection:
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"Petrified"

This is a petrified tree in New Mexicos Bisti Badlands. I was planning to revisit the region during my June night photography trip, but due to the early start of the monsoon season, I had to change my travel route on short notice.
I did not make it to New Mexico this time, but I still have some images from my 2017 trip in my publishing backlog. This image serves as a reminder to myself that I have to go back one day (or night)... EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8
iOptron SkyTracker
Low Level Lighting
Sky:
5 x 60s @ ISO3200, tracked
Foreground:
3 x 60s @ ISO3200

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"Scorpius and its Arch"

During my June trip to the US, I had the pleasure to meet with @ericgailphotodude to shoot at this not widely known arch. After scouting the place in the late afternoon, we were hoping for a colorful sunset. As it happens too often, the clouds that were present during the day, dissolved within minutues, when the sun was approaching the horizon. Too bad, but this meant clear skies for our Milky Way shots and and as this was the main reason for my trip, I was quite happy. While waiting for nightfall, we had the pleasure to meet @bmoore013, who joined us for this shooting.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Level Lighting
Sky:
5 x 60s @ISO1600, f/2 tracked
Foreground:
9 x 30s @ISO1600, f/1.4

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"Stony Spectator"

I took this Milky Way panorama in a VERY remote place in northeren Arizona.

The drive to this place was exremely difficult and required a high clearance 4WD. It was the worst piece of driving I ever did, involving hard to follow tracks, deep sand and ditches and driving in a wash for several miles.

After shooting my nightscapes, I spent a restless night, because I was worriedthat I might not be able to make it back into civilisation without incidents the next day. I finally made it back, but I damaged my aft bumper on the way out.

Was it worth it? Definately!

EXIF
- Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
- Samyang 24mm f/1.4 @ f/2.8
- iOptron SkyTracker Pro
- Low Level Lighting
Sky:
11 panels of 5 x 45s @ ISO 6400
Foreground:
9 panels of 3 x 30s @ ISO 3200

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#milkywaygrams #FindingDarkness


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"When all the Work is done"

After traveling the US for 9 days and shooting nightscapes for 8 nights in a row, I am pretty tired.
To profit from continuous clear skies, I had to adapt my planned route on short notice, but I had a great time and met some interesting and outstanding photographers along the way.

As I had no time yet to process my images, I post a shot from my trip last year. It is the last shot I took during my May 2017 trip to the southwestern US. After beeing busy for 6 nights, I finally found some time to contemplate - after all the work was done... #NightScaper #astrophotography #nightsky #milkyway #newmilkyway #starphotography #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #nightphotography_exclusive #astrophoto #astrophotography #astrophotographer #longexposureoftheday #natgeospace #supreme_nightshots #nightview #starrynight #starscape #timelessuniverse #fantastic_universe #night_excl #LowLevelLighting #nightphotographypros #longexpo_addiction #super_photolongexpo #astrography_
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Photo by @skypointer2000
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Selected by @mikesimpson.ms
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Original caption:
Ancient Beauty

This probably is one of the most photographed trees in the world. Therefore, this is far from a unique composition, but some scenes are so epic that you just have to try your hand on them. I hope that my version does this ancient beauty justice!

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART
iOptron Skytracker
Low Level Lighing

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"Metate Nights"

As I am packing for my June trip to the southwest US, it is time to post another image from last years visit.

This is Metate Arch in Grand Staircase-Escalante NM. The night was absolutely clear with some airglow. Together with the Milky Way core and the colorful Rho Ophichui, these were the perfect conditions to capture the beauty of the night sky.

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EXIF
- Canon EOS 6D, astro modified - Samyang 24mm f1.4
- iOptron Skytracker - Low Level Lighting
Foreground
3 x 50s @ ISO1600
Sky
3 x 50s @ ISO1600, tracked

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#milkywaygrams #FindingDarkness #werutah


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“Peeking Through”

What can an astrophotographer do if the skies are cloudy?
There are several possibilities:
- Catch some sleep
- Have a drink with civilized friends that do not share his passion for all nighters in remote places
- Process old images that are buried in the abyss of your hard drive
- Go out shooting anyway and hope for a break in the clouds

While the last option might sound like the least alluring, its results can be very rewarding, if you are lucky enough to find that break in the clouds. If not, well… Just another lost night.

Here is an example from March. As the weather forecast was not entirely hopeless, I got out of my bed at midnight, drove 90 minutes into the mountains and snowshoed up a hill for 30 minute. I was rewarded with about 2 minutes of partially clear skies that enabled me to capture this image.
What do you think; was it worth the effort?

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
8 x 10s @ISO 6400
Stacked for noise reduction

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Constellations of night sky over upper Yosemite falls.


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Sunset Arch

I hope you are not yet fed up with my images from Sunset Arch in Grand Staircase-Escalante NM.

I spent a perfect night there in May 2017 and took the chance to capture this beautiful arch from different angles with different lenses. That's why is still have a few shots in my posting pipeline.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8
iOptron SkyTracker
Low Level Lighting
Foreground:
3 x 100s @ ISO3200
Sky:
3 x 100s @ ISO3200, tracked

Prints available:
ralf-rohner.pixels.com
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Panorama of Sunset Arch in Grand Staircase-Escalante NM.

A few days ago @photogadventures published a podcast with @roycebairphoto

In this one hour interview, Royce explains what the advantages and drawbacks of stacking, tracking and panoramas are.
When asked to name a spot not to be missed for nightscapes in Grand Staircase-Escalante NM, Royce answers with "Sunset Arch". Immediately after that, Royce states that his favorite season for nightscapes is April or May, because you can capture the rainbowlike Milky Way arch during these months.

What shall I say? I couln't agree more.

EXIF
22 panel panorama
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
iOptron SkyTracker
Low Level Lighting
Foreground:
11 x 25s @ ISO3200
Sky:
11 x 25s @ ISO3200, tracked

Prints available:
https://ralf-rohner.pixels.com

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#milkywaygrams #FindingDarkness #werutah


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Milky way over red cliffs at Zion National Park. The light pollution from the small town Springdale worked perfect in lighting the foreground. #tbt


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"Echoes of the Past"

I can hardly believe that more than a year has passed since my visit to the petrified tree in Bisti Badlands. April 2017 has been an incredibly productive month for me and it is very frustrating that I did not have one single chance to capture the Milky Way in April this year.

I am therefore looking forward to May and hope that I will get my chance to make up for the missed opportunities.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
iOptron Skytracker
Low Level Lighting

Foreground:
4 x 60s @ ISO 800
Sky:
6 x 60s @ ISO 800, tracked

Prints available:
ralf-rohner.pixels.com
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Why set your alarm when you’re camping for 2am? That’s when the moon had set and the milkyway had risen. Timing is everything. Single frame.
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Multi-frame 50mm stitch of the Galactic core and Antares region. Finally a clear night after classic Utah spring weather weekend of snow, rain, wind, hot sun.
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Congratulations @skypointer2000
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From @skypointer2000 - "Ancient Beauty"

This probably is one of the most photographed trees in the world. Therefore, this is far from a unique composition, but some scenes are so epic that you just have to try your hand on them. I hope that my version does this ancient beauty justice!

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART
iOptron Skytracker
Low Level Lighing

#NightScaper #astrophotography #nightsky #milkyway #newmilkyway #starphotography #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #nightphotography_exclusive #astrophoto #astrophotography #astrophotographer #longexposureoftheday #natgeospace #supreme_nightshots #nightview #starrynight #starscape #timelessuniverse #fantastic_universe #night_excl #LowLevelLighting #nightphotographypros #longexpo_addiction #super_photolongexpo #astrography_
#milkywaygrams #FindingDarkness


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"Colors of Darkness"

Grand-Staircase Escalante has some of the darkest skies I have ever seen. The lack of light pollution in combination with very dry and clear air makes the atmosphere perfectly transparent and lets the starlight pass without washing out contrast. Under these extraordinary conditions a camera can capture the colors of darkness.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Sigma 35mm f/1.4
iOptron SkyTraker
Low Level Lighting
Foreground:
3 x 50s @ ISO1600, fixed tripod
Sky:
5 x 50s @ ISO1600, tracked

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Milky Way in Yosemite


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East coast sand and sky. I could dig it #sleepwalking #worktravels #oceantoocean


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presents the

N I G H T S C A P E R Photo Award to ...
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Ancient Beauty. Congratulations to Ralf Rohner, landscape photographer and pilot. “This probably is one of the most photographed trees in the world. Therefore, this is far from a unique composition, but some scenes are so epic that you just have to try your hand on them. I hope that my version does this ancient beauty justice,” says Ralf! || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery.
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EXIF: TRACKED / STACKED / BLEND. Canon EOS 6D, astro modified • 35mm f/1.4 ART • 3 x 30s @ ISO 1600 for the sky, tracked on an iOptron Skytracker • 4 x 30s @ ISO1600 for the foreground (with Low Level Lighting).
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"Ancient Beauty"

This probably is one of the most photographed trees in the world. Therefore, this is far from a unique composition, but some scenes are so epic that you just have to try your hand on them. I hope that my version does this ancient beauty justice!

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART
iOptron Skytracker
Low Level Lighing

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"Southwestern Skies"

During my astrophotography sessions, I quite often leave my backup camera shooting in continuous mode to capture a time lapse sequence, while taking stills with my main camera.

Like this, I captured several sequences during my 2017 trips to the US Southwest. As this is only a by-product of my nightscape photography, I somtimes do not pay enough attention and therefore some sequences were unusable due to too many head lamps spoiling the scene or me beeing too busy to exchange batteries. Nevertheless, I caputured over 2000 usable images, with a total recording time of 14.5 hours.

My old computer was unable to stitch all the data into a time lapse, but after upgrading to a new system, I was finally able to finish the movie.

The places shown:
Bisti Badlands WSA
Grand Staircase-Escalante NM
Capitol Reef NP

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"The Galactic Egg"

In Lassen Volcanic NP, you can find a glacial erratic that looks like the egg of some huge prehistoric creature.

I was planning to camp at Summit Lake, but upon arriving, I found that both campgrounds were fully booked. I therefore had a very good excuse to do nightscapes all night long.

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EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART
iOpron SkyTracker
Low Level Lighting
Sky:
6 x 30s @ ISO1600, tracked
Foreground:
5 x 30s @ ISO1600

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Cathedrals

I captured this image during a very cloudy night in Capitol Reef NP. After waiting for about two hours, I noticed a clearing and started shooting. After a few images, the sky seemed completely covered again, but I stubbornly finished my panorama against better knowledge that it probably was not worth the hassle.

When I checked my images at home, I discovered that I had been completely wrong and that the most interesting parts of the summer Milky Way were visible, while the clouds added a great mood.

EXIF:
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
Low Level Lighting with 2 LED panels
22 panel panorama, each panel a stack of 3 images of 12s @ ISO 6400

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„Temple of the Moon”
After driving 6 hours and scouting the place in the afternoon with perfect weather, I set up my lights at dusk, when a strong wind started blowing and thick clouds were rolling in.
With all those clouds, I was unable to set up my tracker, as it was impossible to see Polaris. I was asking myself, if I should call it a night, but as I had already set up most of my equipment, I decided to hang around for a while and hope for a break in the racing cloud cover.
After what felt like an eternity, I noticed a clear spot approaching from the south-west, moving towards where the core section of Milky Way supposed to be and I started shooting away. My persistence payed and I was able to capture the rising core over the Temple of the Moon. After a few minutes, the clouds were back and getting even thicker. With no hope for another clearing, it was time to pack my stuff and get some sleep…
EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
Stack of 6 x 12s @ ISO 6400, untracked
Low Level Lighting

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Heavenly Horses

The mythical winged horse meets the dark horse.

This is a variation of my Achiyalabopa image. Actually, it is how I planned and initially executed it.

I discovered this stunning structure, while scouting the place in the afternoon, set a marker on my GPS and named it Pegasus. It was immediately clear to me that I had to capture it with the dark horse of the Milky Way right on its shoulder.

It was my 6th night in a row doing nightscapes and I was very tired. I therefore only noticed while shooting at the next spot, that I had taken the whole sequence at f/2.8 instead of f/1.4. I immediately went back and captured the scene again, resulting in the Achiyalabopa image.

Because I still thought that the original composition was better, I checked what I could recover from the 2-stops underexposed RAWs. The advantage of the stopped down lens is that the stars are free of coma.
What do you think of the result?

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EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART @ f/2.8
Low Level Lighting
SKY:
5 x 12s @ ISO 6400, untracked, stacked with fitswork
Foreground:
3 x 50s @ ISO 1600, stacked

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"Tschuggen Observatory"

Early spring is a great time for astro photography. In the evening, Orion is riding high in the sky and shortly before dawn, the Milky Way core is visible again after its winter break.

Of course this means that the night for an astro photographer is very short. I was snowshoeing 40 minutes up a steep hill to shoot this Orion panorama in -20°C (-5°F). I was back in my cozy bed at midnight and was hating myself when the alarm clock rang at 3:30 a.m. and I hiked up the same hill again to shoot the rising MW core.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Level Lighting
nachtlicht° light pollution filter
Foreground:
12 panels of 60s @ ISO 3200
Sky:
10 panel panorama, each a stack of 6 x 30s @ ISO1600, tracked
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Do light pollution filter improve astro imaging from moderately light polluted sites?

The theory is clear: These filters help to reduce the sky glow from warm light sources, especially sodium vapor streetlights, but they will not help much against the newer generation of LED lights. While you therefore cannot expect wonders, you should be able achieve better contrast from sites with a fair amount of older streetlights.

On the other hand, I have never done a comparison of what I can achieve with and without one of these filters. While taking my first Milky Way core shots of this season from a Bortle class 4 site, I took the chance and shot same panorama back to back, first without and then with my light pollution filter.

During post processing, I independently processed both panoramas with my normal workflow. The results show that it is possible to correct moderate light pollution during post processing to a big extent, but processing the unfiltered image was more difficult and there still is slightly better contrast in the filtered image.

In the filtered image however, the bright Jupiter on the very left has slightly more glare and if there is stray light, I have a hard time controlling reflections, as I cannot attach the lens hood with my 150mm filter holder in place.

Another drawback of any filter is that it reduces the light arriving at the sensor. With the light pollution, I lose about halve an f-stop and have to expose about 50% longer. This is not a big problem if you are tracking the sky, but might be a deal breaker if you shoot from a fixed tripod
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So wat do you think? Are light pollution filters worth the price and hassle?

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Level Lighting
nachtlicht° light pollution filter
5 x stack of 3 images @ ISO1600, tracked for the sky
30s filtered / 20s unfiltered


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Frozen Galaxy

Capturing the rising core section of our galaxy in February from Switzerland is no easy task. The time window at 47°N is just 30 minutes before astronomic dawn and due to the omnipresent light pollution, you have to shoot from the mountains. Of course, the weather has to play along as well and if the skies are clear for once, it tends to be freezing cold at night.

Around New Moon, I was snowshoeing to Tschuggen Hill twice, only to witness how the weather can suddenly change in the alpine environment and finding me completely engulfed in freezing fog. During my third attempt, it finally stayed clear, causing the temperature to drop to -20°C (-5°F). I am not sure who suffered more, my toes or my equipment.... Despite a frozen ball head, a frozen aperture ring and severely cold toes and fingers I was able to finally work with my new light pollution filter and capture this panorama of the early season Milky Way over one of my favorite spots in Switzerland.

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River of Stars
I took this image during the 5th night of my night photography trip to the southwest in May 2017. I was planning to stay at White Pocket, but I cpught a flat tire on the dirt road leading in. After changing the wheel I headed back to Kanab to have the tire repaired. The final delay was more than 4 hours and I realized that I wad not able to make it to White Pocket before nightfall anymore.
I therefore needed a plan B and drove to Gran Canyon North Rim. After miraculously getting a cabin in the North Rim Lodge and having my first shower in 5 days, I headed to Angels Window.
The sky was absolutely clear and there was a strong airglow, but also a crazy wind, almost blowing me and my equipment off the cliff. I doubted to be able to get sharp images with my tracker under such conditions and therefore opted for untracked shots.
Gran Canyon is one of the darkest places I have ever seen and while capuring this panorama I felt like floating between the starry sky and the dark and bottomless abyss below me. To be able record any features of the canyon, I had to push my camera to ist limits.

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Cosmic Eruption

I took this image on the evening after the total solar eclipse in August 2017. After a horrible 7hrs drive in the biggest traffic jam I ever experienced, I arrived at Lake Laurance just before nightfall.

After the crowds around Madras during the eclipse, I was pleasantly surprised that I was almost alone at the campground on the shore of this tranquil lake. After setting up my tent and cooking my dinner, I was lucky to be able to capture my planned Milky Way image, as I was totally smoked in when I woke up the next day…

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Cosmic Embers

How was our galaxy formed? Apart from few scientific theories, there are many myths. Why not write my own?

Once upon a time, there was a huge bush fire raging on a small planet. The fire burned so fierce that its embers and smoke were expelled from the atmosphere and flung into outer space. The embers kept burning for eons and gave birth to new suns and eventually a whole galaxy, in which the small planet was totally lost between billions of suns and huge dark clouds of cosmic smoke along the galactic plane…

Pure nonsense? Look at my image and tell me what you think!

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Fälensee by Night

Fälensee is a lake in the Alpstein range of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden, Switzerland. With the sheer cliffs surrounding it, Fälensee is one of the most photogenic alpine lakes in Switzerland. The easiest way to reach it, is a rather sternous 2 hrs hike. Fortunately the Bollenwees Guesthouse is conveniently located slightly above the lake, allowing for comfortable overnight stays.

Due to its westerly alignment and the surrounding high peaks, it is impossible to capture the galactic core above the lake. The autumn MW however aligns nicely with this alpine beauty, whose calm waters act as a perfect natural mirror... #NightScaper #astrophotography #nightsky #milkyway #newmilkyway #starphotography #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #nightphotography_exclusive #astrophoto #astrophotography #astrophotographer #longexposureoftheday #natgeospace #supreme_nightshots #starrynight #starscape #timelessuniverse #fantastic_universe #night_excl #nightphotographypros #longexpo_addiction #super_photolongexpo #astrography_
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#Repost @roycebairphoto (@get_repost)
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Here’s my #FindingDarkness “Light Pollution Awareness Chart” that you can freely share with others on social Media. It accurately simulates the effect of light pollution on a starry night sky as one goes from a Bortle Class 1 sky to a Bortle Class 9 sky. As you can see, even in the red "City to Suburbia Transition" zone, light pollution overpowers all but a few of the brightest stars!
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I made this chart for the back cover of my 2018 “Starry Night Quotes” calendar. Check it out via the link in my bio .
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"The Spike"

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is one of the most awe-inspiring places I know. The oldest trees in this area were already standing 3000 BC., when the Egyptians were building the great Pyramids.

The most famous tree in the area is highly over-photographed and it can get very crowded there. As my last post shows, I could not resist capturing it as well, but while all photographers I met there, headed back to their cars after capturing it, I continued further up the trail to shoot some trees nobody seemes to care about. One of them, a tree I already noticed during my visit in 2016, I think of as “The Spike” ever since. - Canon EOS 6D
- Samyang 24mm f/1.4
- iOptron SkyTracker
- Low Level Lighting

Foreground:
3 x 50s @ ISO 1600 untracked

Sky:
3 x 50s @ ISO 1600 tracked

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Lots of Details. Tracked shot from the archives. I certainly do miss galactic core season.
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Insert your own deep thought here.... a tracked core shot from the summer archives.
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Branching Out

I visited Ancient Bristlecone NM for the first time in 2015, but I had no time to do nightscapes. Ever since, this place was very high on my bucket list. In August 2017, after a crazy drive from Lassen Volcanic NP, I was finally able to visit these ancient beauties again for some night shooting.

As expected, I was not alone, but fortunately the other photographers present were very experienced nightscapers and so we were able to work side by side without disturbing each other. When I asked if any of them had something against me illuminating the foreground with Low Level Lighting, they all immediately agreed that it was more than fine with them. So I finally got the shots I have been longing for so long... EXIF
- Astro-modified Canon EOS 6D
- Samyang 24mm f/1.4
- iOptron SkyTracker
- Low Level Lighting with 2 LED panels
Foreground:
Stack of 3 x 50s @ ISO1600
Sky:
Stack of 3 x 50s @ ISO1600, tracked

Thanks for all your faves and comments.

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Over the Top

After shooting the setting Milky Way core behind the glacial erratic near Bumpass Hell in Lassen Volcanic NP and the rising Winter Milky Way behind Lassen Peak, I just had to capture a vertical panorama, connecting both scenes.

The final "vertorama" has a 3:1 ratio and covers over 230° vertically. It consists of 7 panels, taken in portrait orientation. Each panel is a stack of 5 single exposures of 50-100s taken @ ISO1600 or 3200, tracked for the sky.

As social media is not desiged for presenting such an unusual format, I made a short movie presenting the image. In order not to end up with an inverted foreground at the end, I had to rotate the movie in the middle by 180°. I hope you like it. Thanks for all your comments and faves.

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Is San Diego America’s finest city?
I’m starting a new project this year called “The City Outside.” I will be exploring the city and beyond to find out just a little bit more about what makes San Diego such a great place to be. #Broll #365project #SanDiego #findingdarkness #thecityoutside #optoutside #video #testshot
🎹: Adam Safena 4


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“Upward & Onward”
📍Barrio Logan + Coronado Bridge

🎙️: Charles Bukowski “all the way”
By Adam Safena
The city was a great place to start this journey, and it continues. #365project #findingdarkness #sandiego #barriologan #coronadobridge #twilightscapes #BUK #charlesbukowski #Justdoit #alltheway @syrp_ #syrp #syrpgenie @sonyalpha @indurotripods #induropushfurther #sunsettoday


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Tahoe Nights

Bonsai Rock at Lake Tahoe was on my bucket list for a long time. Last August, during my road trip, following the solar eclipse, I was finally able to tick it off.

While scouting the place in the afternoon, I was shocked how small the rock looked from the lake shore. It looked much closer in images a saw online. Only later, I learned that water levels were unusually high in 2017, thus not allowing photographers to move as close as during earlier years.

After a plunge and a nice swim around the rock in the afternoon, I returned to the place after dinner, to capture some nightscapes.

This is one of the first compositions I took, shortly after astronomical dusk. I was not planning to shoot so early, as the moon was still above the horizon, but when I saw the light of the setting moon reflecting across the whole lake, while Milky Way was slowly becoming visible in the sky, I just had to give it a try.

EXIF
- Astro-modified Canon EOS 6D - Samyang 24mm f/1.4
- iOptron SkyTracker
- Low Level Lighting with 2 LED panels

Foreground:
3 x 25s @ ISO 800, untracked

Sky
3 x 25s 2 ISO 800, tracked

Thanks for all your faves and comments!

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“Above the Fog”
📍Mount Helix, Ca



Although it was pretty gloomy, I’m still challenging myself to get outside. I also set up a timelapse, and moments later was engulfed on a fog that covered the entire city! It was pretty surreal. @oddnwild and I lucked out! I’ll post two more images on my Instagram story! #foggySanDiego #365project #365photochallenge #findingdarkness #rei1440project #optoutside #2018challenge


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"Arching over Alien Lands"

Milky Way rising over the wings area of the Bisti Badlands in New Mexico.

Spring is my preferred season to do MW nightscapes, as nothing beats the look of the low lying MW arch, rising behind an interesting landscape.

The problem is that you have to shoot this from a very dark sky site, as light pollution can easily outshine the low lying stars. In this panorama you can see the light dome of Farmington NM, located almost 40 miles north of Bisti, overpowering all stars on the left horizon.

EXIF
- Astro-modified Canon EOS 6D
- Samyang 24mm f/1.4
- LowLevel Lighting with 2 LED panels and 2 omnidirectional lights
- Untracked 6 panel panorama, each a stack of 5 x 12s @ ISO6400, individually stacked for the foreground (PS) and sky (fitswork)
- Stitched with PTGui

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Amazing 🌌🌋✨
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Credit©️️: @_desert_life_ 👏🙏👌
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Milky Way over the Nankoweap area of #GrandCanyon. That large orange is star on the right is Antares.
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I just got off the #ColoradoRiver the day before yesterday, where I was teaching a #NightScape workshop on a chartered river trip with @westernriverexpeditions. See more images in today’s Stories.
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Original horizontal image cropped and squashed a little to fit IG square format. EXIF: Canon5d Mark III • 24mm @rokinon f/1.4 @ f/2 • 13 sec • ISO 6400 for sky, blended with a 60 sec exposure for the canyon. This shot was taken in mid-April @ 4:00am .
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The Universe on a Wing

Time for another Bisti shot. I took this image during my visit in April. The night was perfectly clear but very windy and one especially strong gust blew one of my LED lights into the ravine behind the wing. I was glad that it survived the drop... Thanks for all your faves and comnents.

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6th photo of Christmas
From June 2017
Milky way and meteor over Donnelly, ID


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BLEND / STACK

The Toadstool and the Core

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The core region of Milky Way rising behind the Toadstool.
When I am at a real dark sky location, I am always amazed how well the stars are visible along the horizon. While shooting nightscapes at the Toadstool, I stood in wonder when I noticed how dark the sky was in the direction of the rising Milky Way. I grabbed my 70-200mm lens and shot this image.

To make it clear: This is not a composite.The sky was shot immediately after capuring the foreground. The golden color on the horizon is the light of millions of stars rising behind the Toadstool, while the black clouds are made of cosmic dust. Also visible to the right of the hoodoo are the Lagoon Nabula (M8), Trifid Nemula (M20) and the bright starlike planet Saturn.

EXIF:
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM @ 70mm
iOptron Skytracker

Foreground:
Single exposure 180s @ ISO1600
Low Level Lighting with 2 LED panels and 1 omindirectional light

Sky:
stack of 3 x 180s @ ISO1600

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~Death Valley Dante’s View~ Winter Night Sky~
Dante's View #hike out to the edge provided a panoramic view of the southern Death Valley basin, overlooking Badwater Basin and across, the Panamint Mountain Range rising dramatically to Telescope Peak
Northwestern sky Stars: On the left, the bright star is Vega
Right just above the ridge is Dubhe the top tip of the Ursa Major constellation. I love the bright stars in the winter sky!! Have a great weekend✨ ✨




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~Badwater Winter Milky Way~
Friday 11/24, We started at Dante’s View and afterwards went down to Badwater. This taken from the lower walkway @10:50pm, at the water’s edge. We were the only people out there.
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"The Toadstool"

I visited the Toadstool for the first time in 2016, but had no time to do nightscapes.
When I was back this spring, I grabbed my chance to spend a night at this iconic Hoodoo.

As the place is quite easy to access and due to the perfect conditions, I assumed that there would be other photographers, but to my pleasant surprise, I had the place all to myself. The perfect chance to shoot a full Milky Way panorama... Untracked panorama of 12 single exposures.
Canon EOS 6D Hutech astro-modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
12 x 12s @ ISO 6400
Low Level Lighting with 2 LED panels and 1 omnidirectional light
Stitched with PTGui

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“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir.
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Cropped from the cover of my 2018 “Starry Night Quotes” calendar. Check it out via the link in my bio.
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Star reflections in alpine lake, High Uintas Wilderness area, Utah. EXIF: Single Exposure. Canon 5DM3 • Canon EF15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens • f/3.5, 30 sec, ISO 6400 .
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