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"Alien Bonus"

During my visit in New Mexicos Bisti Badlands, I captured nightscapes at various spots. Shortly before moonrise, I packed my stuff and started to hike back to my car. I did not think I had time for another composition, but when I passed the "cracked eggs", I could not resist to try capturing the Milky Way over this alien looking rocks.

The young moon was just minutes before rising and was already coloring the sky in blueish tones. There was not enough time to set up my tracking mount and I to revert to untracked exposures.

The foreground needed focus stacking, but after a long night, the time pressure made me sloppy and the result is not as sharp as I hoped it to be, but I nevertheless like how this unplanned bonus shot turned out.

Prints available: ralf-rohner.pixels.com
EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4

Sky
Stack of 13 x 12s @ ISO6400
Foreground
Focus stack of 3 stacks of 6 x 12s @ISO6400

#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 #nightphotographypros #longexpo_addiction #super_photolongexpo #astrography_ #universetoday #thenakedsingularity
#milkywaygrams #FindingDarkness


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Finding Darkness
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I like to think that I’m a happy, lively, positive person. And yet, when it comes to art, I have a dark side. I want to see what happens when we bare the teeth and let out something we normally keep hidden. The things of childhood dreams, of silence, of being alone in the dark. I don’t go straight horror-style, but I want you to get the vibe something’s not quite right. Something is emerging, changing, twisting…for better or for worse. .
Which of your childhood dreams would make a good dark image? 📸🌑 model @thejeffbosley .
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#photography #photographyeveryday #photographerlife #travelingphotographer #art #artist #creativeinspiration #photooftheday #createdaily #creativesontherise #inspiration #portait #portraitphotographer #travelingphotographer #pursuitofportraits #portraitmood #creativeportrait #collaboration #tellastory #findingdarkness #abandonedplaces @darkside


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"Vertigo"

While in mid northern lattitudes the Milky Way is arching along the horizon in spring and early summer, its starry band turns vertical and goes right through the zenith in late summer.

To capture the whole band means shooting a vertical panorama or "vertorama". Capturing a tracked vertorama is technically more difficult than a regular tracked panorama, but the real challenge is to publish such an image online: - I can publish the panorama as a single image, but that does not show much detail. - A swipable multi image panorama is another option, but as vertical swiping is not possible, the viewer has to turn the screen. This might be no problem with a smartphone, but it is very awkward with a computer screen. - The last possibility is a small panning movie. For the vertorama it has to rotate by 180° in the middle. This solution is elegant, but it does not allow the viewer to enjoy and explore the different parts of the image longer than a few seconds.

With this vertorama taken on Grimsel Pass in Switzerland, I used all of these less than perfect posting options.
Tell me what you think of them.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 @ 15mm
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Lewel Lighting
Sky:
4 panels, each a stack of 4 x 30s @ ISO3200, tracked
Foreground:
2 panels, each a stack of 6 x 30s @ ISO3200
Reflection:
Stack of 4 x 30s @ ISO3200, tracked

#NightScaper #astrophotography #milkywaychasers #newmilkyway #MilkyWay_NightScapes #nightphotography_exclusive #astrophoto #astrophotography #longexposureoftheday #natgeospace #supreme_nightshots #starrynight #starscape #timelessuniverse #fantastic_universe #night_excl #nightphotographypros #longexpo_addiction #super_photolongexpo #astrography_
#milkywaygrams #FindingDarkness #ig_switzerland #ig_swiss #blickheimat! #myswitzerland
#darkskytravels
#amateurastrophotographyezine
#thenakedsingularity #universetoday


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"Silent Screem"

Most creatures I meet at night are well tempered, but there are a few exceptions. This gargoyle obviously wasn't in his best mood and I decided to let him silently screem at the universe without further enquiry.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro-modified
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART
iOptron SkyTracker
Low Level Lighting

Sky
6 x 50s @ ISO 1600, tracked
Foreground
3 x 50s @ ISO1600

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


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presents the

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@skypointer2000
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The Magic of Night ~ Northern Arizona. Congratulations to Ralf Rohner. “Who needs dreams, when he can get such views in reality,” asks Ralf? || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery.
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MORE from Ralf: As the core season is drawing to an end, it is time to start working on my processing backlog. This also lets me revisit some of the stunning places I had the privilege to photograph this year.
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I have been doing night photography for 3 years now, but I have not spent many nights in more remote places than this. Dozens of miles away from civilization, the sky is incredibly dark and, while being the only human soul far and wide might give some people the creeps, it makes me focused and helps me connect to the universe in a way I cannot do when I have company.
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TECHNIQUE & EXIF: Tracked / Stacked / Blend • Canon EOS 6D astro modified • Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART @ f2.8 • iOptron SkyTracker Pro • Low Level Lighting • Sky: 6 x 30s @ ISO6400, tracked, stacked • 20 x 30s @ ISO6400, stacked.
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Liked walking around in the beautiful moonlight the other night. Needed . Dark not scary , love the night. Need to get back doing this more.
#fullmoon #nightwalk #darkness #moonlight #comfortzone #beauty #solitude #healyourself #keeprising ~


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"Cyclops"

During my June trip, I had a short phone conversation with my friend and fellow photographer @eugenelouie and we were very surprised to discover that we were both planning to shoot near Lone Pine, CA the next night. Of course, we immediately decided to do the shooting together.

After meeting in the afternoon, we had an early dinner and, while discussing our plans over a burger, we discovered that we favored two totally different places for our night together.

After checking our planning apps, we agreed that shooting at both spots was possible during the next night, as the MW would be nicely placed over the arch I desperately wanted to shoot, while the late night vertical MW would nicely fit Eugenes preferred scene.. Prints available:
ralf-rohner.pixels.com
EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Level Lighting

Foreground
6 x 30s @ISO1600
Sky
10 x 30s @ ISO1600, tracked

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


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"The Beach"

Olypmic NP was one of the highlights of my visit in the PNW this summer. I was looking forward to visit the iconic beaches and do some nightscapes there. After a 10 hour drive from Crater Lake NP, I arrived at Kalaloch Lodge in perfect weather, but too late to scout my planned nightscape spots.

After an excellent dinner, I had to make the tough decision between heading down the beach below the lodge and do some night photography from there or to just call it a night and sleep in my cozy cabin and postpone my astrophotography to the nights to come.
I am glad that resisted the temptation and went shooting. Not only did I capture the beautiful summer Milky Way and some airglow over the breaking surf, aglow with biolumincence, but it was also the only night where I was able to do nightscapes. The following days and nights, dense fog was blocking the view of the stars and beaches.

Prints available: ralf-rohner.pixels.com
EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Tamron 15-30mm f2.8
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Sky:
Stack of 5 x 60s @ISO1600, tracked
Foreground
Stack of 3 x 60s @ISO1600

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


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It may be dark ... take that step anyway . Most times we need to walk with faith on one side , and hope on the other to light the way .
#chasinglight #findingdarkness #faith #onestepatatime #keepmoving #keeprising


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Repost By skypointer2000: "The Magic of Night"

As the core season is drawing to an end, it is time to start working on my processing backlog. This also lets me revisit some of the stunning places I had the privilege to photograph this year.

I have been doing night photography for 3 years now, but I have not spent many nights in more remote places than this. Dozens of miles away from civilisation, the sky is incredibly dark and, while beeing the only human soul far and wide might give some poeple the creeps, it makes me focused and helps me connect to the universe in a way I cannot do when I have company.
Who needs dreams, when he can get such views in reality?

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART @f2.8
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Level Lighting
Sky
6 x 30s @ ISO6400, tracked, stacked
Foreground
20 x 30s @ ISO6400, stacked
Prints available:
ralf-rohner.pixels.com
#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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"A Perfect Night"

Capturing the Milky Way over Mt. Rainier was one of my main missions during my August trip to the PNW.

While scouting Sunrise Point in the afternoon, I was a bit worried, as there conditions were very smoky…

Luckily, the smoke seemed to affect the scene less at night, when the view of Mt. Rainier was surprisingly clear. The Milky Way core with the setting Antares region, flanked by Arcturus on the far right and bright Mars on the left, were all nicely visible. As a special treat, an early Perseid appeared at just the right time and place…

You cannot ask for much better conditions.

Prints available: ralf-rohner.pixels.com
EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4 @ f/2.4
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Tracked 10-panel panorama
Foreground:
5 x stack of 3 exposures, each 50s @ ISO 1600
Sky:
5 x stack of 3 exposures, each 30s @ ISO 1600, tracked

#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 #nightphotographypros #longexpo_addiction #super_photolongexpo #astrography_
#milkywaygrams #FindingDarkness #universetoday #mtrainier #mountrainier


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"Rainier Blues"

I try to arrive at my photo spots early, but normally I only start shooting after astronomical dusk, in order to get maximum detail in the sky.

During my visit to Mt. Rainier in August, I was fully set up early and began exposing when the Milky Way started to show through the darkening sky. While capturing the foreground I tried to adapt my exposures to the fast changing light.

While processing this image, I had to adapt my workflow, as the 5 tracked images I captured for stacking, had strong gradients and were far from equally bright.
The final result kind of reminds me of my beginnins in nightscape photography, when I processed my skies very blue. This time however, the sky was really blue - at least until after astronomical nightfall.
Of course I stayed long enough to also capture the scene in my preferred light too - stay tuned.

Prints available:
ralf-rohner.pixels.com
EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Tamron 15-30mm
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Sky
5 x 30üs @ ISO1600 f/2.8
Foreground
5x20s & 5x30s @ ISO1600 f/2.8

#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 #nightphotographypros #longexpo_addiction #super_photolongexpo #astrography_
#milkywaygrams #FindingDarkness
#universetoday #mtrainier #mountrainier


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Repost By skypointer2000: "The Magic of Night"

As the core season is drawing to an end, it is time to start working on my processing backlog. This also lets me revisit some of the stunning places I had the privilege to photograph this year.

I have been doing night photography for 3 years now, but I have not spent many nights in more remote places than this. Dozens of miles away from civilisation, the sky is incredibly dark and, while beeing the only human soul far and wide might give some poeple the creeps, it makes me focused and helps me connect to the universe in a way I cannot do when I have company.
Who needs dreams, when he can get such views in reality?

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART @f2.8
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Level Lighting
Sky
6 x 30s @ ISO6400, tracked, stacked
Foreground
20 x 30s @ ISO6400, stacked
Prints available:
ralf-rohner.pixels.com
#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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#Repost @skypointer2000 with @get_repost
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TRACKED / STACKED / BLEND "Desert Castle"

Another image from my June trip to the southwestern US. This one was taken in a very remote place in northern Arizona.
I was told by a friend that I would not see a human soul within miles of this place and he was right. The only sign of living beeings, apart from some old tire tracks, was the howling of coyotes.
Spending a night alone in a remote place is always something special. I am very focused while shooting and this makes all my senses extremely sensitive, which in combination with the deep silence and the incredibly dark skies makes for a very meditative and peaceful experience that can be extremely addictive.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f1.4
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Level Lighting

Foreground:
5 x 60s @ISO1600 f/2.4, stacked
Sky:
5 x 60s @ISO1600 f/2.4, tracked, stacked

#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 #arizona #universetoday


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"Summernight Dream"

One of the highlights of my summer vacation was a 3-night stay at beautiful Paulina Lake in Oregon.

The day after the Perseid peak, we hiked to some natural hot springs on the far side of the lake. The nice scenery along the shore immediately caught my eye and I decided to come back after sunset to do some nightscapes.

The moon was only a few days old and set just before astronomical dusk. The conditions were simply perfect to capture this panorama with the setting moon and its reflection in the lake, while the Milky Way and the constellation Scorpius are riding high over Paulina Peak.

As a special treat, Jupiter and Mars were nicely framing the Milky Way, while two more planets are hiding in plain sight: Venus is setting very low on the horizon, to the right of the Moon and Saturn is almost drowned by the stars of the Milky Way, just above the deep red Lagoon Nebula. Strangely, the reflections of these two planets in the lake are much better visible than the planets themselves.

Prints available: ralf-rohner.pixels.com
EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro-modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4

Untracked 10-panel panorama, each panel is a stack of 6 x 10s @ ISO6400

#NightScaper #astrophotography #nightsky #milkyway #newmilkyway #starphotography #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography_exclusive #astrophoto #astrophotography #astrophotographer #longexposureoftheday #natgeospace #supreme_nightshots #starrynight #starscape #timelessuniverse #night_excl #LowLevelLighting #nightphotographypros #longexpo_addiction #super_photolongexpo #astrography_
#milkywaygrams #FindingDarkness
#universetoday #paulinalake #newberrynationalvolcanicmonument #oregonexplored


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TRACKED / STACKED / BLEND "Desert Castle"

Another image from my June trip to the southwestern US. This one was taken in a very remote place in northern Arizona.
I was told by a friend that I would not see a human soul within miles of this place and he was right. The only sign of living beeings, apart from some old tire tracks, was the howling of coyotes.
Spending a night alone in a remote place is always something special. I am very focused while shooting and this makes all my senses extremely sensitive, which in combination with the deep silence and the incredibly dark skies makes for a very meditative and peaceful experience that can be extremely addictive.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f1.4
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Level Lighting

Foreground:
5 x 60s @ISO1600 f/2.4, stacked
Sky:
5 x 60s @ISO1600 f/2.4, tracked, stacked

#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 #arizona #universetoday


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Awesome post by @skypointer2000: "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

#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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@Regran_ed from @skypointer2000 - "The Magic of Night"

As the core season is drawing to an end, it is time to start working on my processing backlog. This also lets me revisit some of the stunning places I had the privilege to photograph this year.

I have been doing night photography for 3 years now, but I have not spent many nights in more remote places than this. Dozens of miles away from civilisation, the sky is incredibly dark and, while beeing the only human soul far and wide might give some poeple the creeps, it makes me focused and helps me connect to the universe in a way I cannot do when I have company.
Who needs dreams, when he can get such views in reality?

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART @f2.8
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Level Lighting
Sky
6 x 30s @ ISO6400, tracked, stacked
Foreground
20 x 30s @ ISO6400, stacked
Prints available:
ralf-rohner.pixels.com
#NightScaper #newmilkyway #starphotography #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #astrophoto #milkywaygrams #FindingDarkness
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#explore #adventure #nature #travel #earth #outdoors #astrophotography #universe #space #nightsky #nebula #beauty #amazing #galaxy #science #cosmos #deepspace #milkyway
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#repost by ʝǟʋɨɛʀ ɢɨʀǟʟ - #javier_giral


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We spent our first night in Glacier trying out some astrophotography. It was so beautiful to spend time surrounded by stars ✨


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presents the

N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ...
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@skypointer2000
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The Magic of Night ~ Northern Arizona. Congratulations to Ralf Rohner. “Who needs dreams, when he can get such views in reality,” asks Ralf? || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery.
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MORE from Ralf: As the core season is drawing to an end, it is time to start working on my processing backlog. This also lets me revisit some of the stunning places I had the privilege to photograph this year.
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I have been doing night photography for 3 years now, but I have not spent many nights in more remote places than this. Dozens of miles away from civilization, the sky is incredibly dark and, while being the only human soul far and wide might give some people the creeps, it makes me focused and helps me connect to the universe in a way I cannot do when I have company.
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TECHNIQUE & EXIF: Tracked / Stacked / Blend • Canon EOS 6D astro modified • Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART @ f2.8 • iOptron SkyTracker Pro • Low Level Lighting • Sky: 6 x 30s @ ISO6400, tracked, stacked • 20 x 30s @ ISO6400, stacked.
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"The Magic of Night"

As the core season is drawing to an end, it is time to start working on my processing backlog. This also lets me revisit some of the stunning places I had the privilege to photograph this year.

I have been doing night photography for 3 years now, but I have not spent many nights in more remote places than this. Dozens of miles away from civilisation, the sky is incredibly dark and, while beeing the only human soul far and wide might give some poeple the creeps, it makes me focused and helps me connect to the universe in a way I cannot do when I have company.
Who needs dreams, when he can get such views in reality?

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART @f2.8
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Level Lighting
Sky
6 x 30s @ ISO6400, tracked, stacked
Foreground
20 x 30s @ ISO6400, stacked
Prints available:
ralf-rohner.pixels.com
#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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#Repost @skypointer2000 with @get_repost
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"Prancing Horses"

How many horses can you see in this image?
When I saw these two prancing horses, while scouting the sculptures in Borrego Springs, I immediately knew that I had to capture them with their galactic cousin, the Dark Hores Nebula.
The Dark Horse Nebula is a collection of dark nebulae near the galactic center that resemble the side silhouette of a prancing horse. It is part of the Great Rift, a dark gap that splits the band of the Milky Way in half, starting at the Northern Cross and extending all the way down to the “Teapot” of Sagittarius in the south.
The Dark Horse Nebula in this image is facing the prancing horse sculpture, like a smaller morror image. Its back is partially hidden by the head of the horse on the left, to make the answer to the introductory question a bit less obvious.
EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro-modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
iOptron Skytracker Pro
Low Level Lighting
Foreground
6 x 30s @ ISO1600
Sky:
6 x 30s @ ISO1600, tracked

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"Origins of Light"

What is the origin of light?

The physicist will probably tell you that it is a photon emitted by matter in an excited state.

The astronomer will certainly agree with that, but might add that such excited matter can be found in stars, which are fueled by nuclear reactions or in gas clouds that are energized by electromagnetic radiation.

The chemist will also agree with the physicist, but will add that matter can also be excited by a chemical reaction, thus leading to chemoluminescence.

The biologist might bring another aspect into the discussion: Such chemical reactions can take place inside living organisms, leading to bioluminescence and that the most frequently encountered bioluminescent organisms may be the dinoflagellates present in the surface layers of the sea, which are responsible for the sparkling phosphorescence sometimes seen at night in disturbed water.

Finally, the astrophotographer might agree with all of the above and, if he is lucky enough, he will be able to show you an image where a sky, filled with billions of stars and a few colorful emission nebulas, is riding above a remote ocean shore where photoluminescent bacteria seem to rival the starlight with their own glow.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L ll @70mm
iOptron Skytracker

Foreground:
4 x 30s @ ISO1600, stacked
Sky:
4 x 30s @ ISO1600, tracked, stacked

Prints available
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"Prancing Horses"

How many horses can you see in this image?
When I saw these two prancing horses, while scouting the sculptures in Borrego Springs, I immediately knew that I had to capture them with their galactic cousin, the Dark Hores Nebula.
The Dark Horse Nebula is a collection of dark nebulae near the galactic center that resemble the side silhouette of a prancing horse. It is part of the Great Rift, a dark gap that splits the band of the Milky Way in half, starting at the Northern Cross and extending all the way down to the “Teapot” of Sagittarius in the south.
The Dark Horse Nebula in this image is facing the prancing horse sculpture, like a smaller morror image. Its back is partially hidden by the head of the horse on the left, to make the answer to the introductory question a bit less obvious.
The sky art sculptures in Borrego Springs were created by the amazing artist Ricardo Breceda. Visit his stream to learn more about his work:
@ricardo.breceda_metal.artist

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

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"Ward Charcoal Ovens"

I visited this stunning place in June. It is not only a nice place for nightscapes, but it also serves as a reminder of how much impact mankind has on nature.

The Ward Charcoal Ovens operated from 1876 through 1879, the silver boom years of the Ward mines. The charcoal was needed to extract the silver from the ore. A single filling of one of the 6 ovens, needed wood from 6 acres of forest. After the 3 years of operation, the area in a 30 mile radius around the ovens was totally deforested and mostly remains so until today.

The Ward Charcoal Ovens served diverse purposes after their function as charcoal ovens ended. They sheltered stockmen and prospectors during foul weather and had a reputation as a hideout for stagecoach bandits. Lately another breed had rediscovered the ovens - nightscapers.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/2.8
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Level Lighting

18 panel panorama
Foreground
9 x stack of 3 x 15s @ISO 6400
Sky
9 x stack of 6 x 15s @ISO 6400

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