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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:
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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

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#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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#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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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

#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 #borregosprings


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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
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 #olympicnationalpark


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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

#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 #borregosprings


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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

#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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"Alpstein Nights"

Milky Way "core season" is drawing to an end here in Switzerland. I gave it my probably last try for this year in my favorite mountains, the Alpstein massif in the very northeast of Switzerland, where my family has its roots.

I have been hiking these beautiful mountains since my early childhood and still am drawn to them regularly. It was therefore only logical that I headed here to shoot my first Swiss nightscape, after becoming a Milky Way chaser during a US vacation in 2015.

Now, 3 years later, I came back to the same spot near the guesthouse on top of mount Schaefler, to see what I could achieve with my improved photographic skills.

To my surprise, the Swiss nightscaper @lukas.schlagenhauf, whose work I knew from social media, arrived while I was setting up my gear during sunset. When I told him my name he immediately decided to change his plans and stay for a joint Milky Way shooting.

We had a great time, but unfortunately, very similarly to my first try here, dense cirrus clouds were lingering in the lower parts of the sky, totally covering the core section. We both cursed at them, but when porcessing this image back home, I decided that I actually like the way they make the mountains stand out in the image.

Prints available:
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EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Foreground:
stack of 4 x 60s @ ISO1600 f/1.4
Sky:
stack of 9 x 30s @ ISO1600 f/2.0, 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
#ig_switzerland #ig_swiss #blickheimat! #ebenalp


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"Autumn Skies"

While it is still possible to capture the galactic core from central Europe in September, the window of opportunity is short and when shooting in the mountains, chances are high that the view of the core is blocked.

Luckily, the autumn sky has its own charm. The Milky Way is still bright enough to make a worthwile target and the reds of the Cygnus region provide a colorful contrast.

Last night, I have been shooting at Fälensee, but I had no time to process my images yet. That's why I publish an image I took there in September last year.

In my opinion Fälensee is one of the most scenic lakes in the Swiss Alps. Unfortunately its orientation is too westerly to see the Milky Way core above it.

Some photographers therefore reverted to composting, but I think they entirely missed the point: Nature is always more beautiful than what we can cook up. We just have to open eyes and our mind to recognize this.
EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
6 panel panorama
Sky:
4 panels each 5 x 25s @ ISO1600, tracked, stacked
Foreground:
2 panels each 3 x 50s @ ISO1600, 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 #nightphotographypros #longexpo_addiction #super_photolongexpo #astrography_
#milkywaygrams #FindingDarkness #blickheimat! #Alpstein #Fälensee #Bolenwees


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"Smoky Mount St. Helens"

I scouted the area near Johnston Ridge Observatory in the afternoon. At Loowit Viewpoint, I found this dead tree, that was toppled during the 1980 eruption. I immediately decided to come back to this spot for my Milky Way shooting, as it provided the perfect foreground.

Unfortunately the conditions were very hazy due to lots of smoke from the wildfires in Oregon. While shooting I had doubts if I would be able to record anything usable and I had a hard time processing this image, but I still like the result.

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D astro modified
Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 @15mm
iOptron SkyTracker Pro
Low Level Lighting

Foreground
6 x 90s @ ISO1600
Sky
7 x 90s @ ISO1600, tracked

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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@roycebairphoto
Owachomo Bridge, in Natural Bridges Nat’l Mon., Utah is one of the darkest places I’ve ever been —easily a Bortle Class 1. I took this photo in March in order to get the low and horizontal Milky Way alignment. My friends @roger.nedel and @stevebundersonphoto helped me place the @lowLevelLighting (one LED light panel about 200 feet to the left and two small omnidirectional camp lanterns, hidden behind and underneath the bridge). All lights are dimmed to the intensity of quarter moon light or less (0.024 Lux at the surface of the bridge - see www.LowLevelLighting.org).
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EXIF: Normally, I try to shoot my LLL nightscapes in one exposure, but this time I did an exposure stack of 10 shots for the sky (f/2.8, 13 sec, ISO 6400), blended with a long exposure for the foreground (f/4.0, 214 sec, ISO 1600) in order to reduce noise. Canon 5DM3 • Tamron 15-30mm @ 15mm .
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"Bryce Panorama"

After finishing my panorama from Inspiration Point, I headed down to Sunset Point to capture a few more Milky Way nightscapes.

I met three Japanese Ladies that were lighting the hoodos with their flashlights from behind their cameras and when I asked if I could show them a better way to lighten the foreground, they immediately agreed. I quickly set up two low level lights, but, as it was a very quick job from a spot that I did not scout in the afternoon, it was nothing to write home about. Nevertheless they were quite happy with the result, or maybe they were just polite... When they left, I headed down the trail to see if my planned composition was still possible, but the Milky Way core had already moved too far to the right.
After quickly checking my options, I decided to shoot a panorama from this spot, where the trail nicely complemented the Milky Way arching over the sky.

After setting up the lighting, I had to hurry to finish shooting, before the core settled behind the rocks on the right. I therefore settled for an untracked panorama with an (for me) unusually high ISO.
Thanks to my panning base with built-in click stops, I was able to work very fast and finished this 12 panel panorama with a stack of 6 images per panel in less than 15 minutes.

Processing it took quite a bit longer though…

EXIF
Canon EOS 6D, astro modified
Samyang 24mm f/1.4
Novoflex VR-PRO ll
Low Level Lighting

12 panel panorama, each panel a stack of 6 x 10s @ ISO6400

Prints available: ralf-rohner.pixels.com
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"Echo of Dark Times"

After posting my peferred scene of the night shooting with @eugenelouie, it is time to publish the scene I shot on his suggestion. I am glad that he convinced me to try this place instead of shooting another arch under the Milk Way.

This is the watch tower of the Manzanar War Relocation Center. Manzanar is the site of one of ten American concentration camps where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were interned during World War II from December 1942 to 1945.

Although historically totally unrelated, this place immediately reminded me of the text of a well known song in Switzerland, called "Beresinalied". The Berezina song became a symbol of the sacrifices of Swiss mercenaries in foreign service under Napoleon Bonaparte during the Russia invasion. They sang the song during the Battle of Berezina on 28 November 1812, where of 8000 men only 300 survived.

Here is the English translation of the German text:

Our life is like a journey
Of a wanderer through the night;
Everybody carries something on his way
That causes him to grieve.

But then unexpectedly do fade
Night and darkness before us,
And the sorely troubled find
Solace in their sorrow.

Fearless, fearless, dear brothers,
Abandon the anxious worries;
Tomorrow the sun will rise again
Friendly in the sky.

Therefore let us move on;
Do not retreat disheartenedly!
Beyond those far heights
A new happiness awaits us.

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

Foreground
stack of 5 x 60s @ ISO1600
Sky
stack of 3 x 60s @ ISO1600, tracked

Prints available:
ralf-rohner.pixels.com
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@roycebairphoto
Mega Meteor. 99% of the meteors we see in the Perseids shower are less than the size of a grain of sand, and are only visible to our eyes for about half a second as they enter our atmosphere and burn up. Most enter our atmosphere from the north eastern sky.
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On this August night, in Bryce Canyon Utah, my camera was aimed into the south western sky, towards the Milky Way and the silhouette of a dead pine tree. This meteor was visible for about three seconds, during the middle of my 25 seconds camera exposure. That burn was about 6 times longer than a normal meteor!
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I'd estimate this meteor could've been the size of a pea. Meteors the size of a baseball or larger can sometimes make it through our atmosphere and actually strike the earth, becoming a "meteorite".
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Although the capture of this meteor was pure luck on my part, none of my 3 friends caught this huge meteor. They were still fiddling with their cameras, using their headlamps to see and adjust their settings and composition.
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My advice: learn to adjust your camera, in the dark, without the use of your headlamp. It's much quicker and less annoying to others. EXAMPLE: Some militaries require soldiers to know how to take apart their weapons and reassemble them while blindfolded - enabling them to fix a jammed weapon in the dark. Another trick is to use an intervalometer to fire off a constant stream of exposures while you are at a shooting location. One of these exposures may capture a meteor (you can always delete those that do not).
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EXIF: Canon 5D M3, Rokinon 14mm, f/2.8, 25 sec, ISO 6400. Cropped from a Single Exposure .
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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.

This is the result I got at "my" arch. We arrived there shortly after sunset and, while talking about how to set up the low level lighting, I noticed that Eugene was quite a perfectionist about it. We decided to light the scene with 3 LED panels and I let Eugene play with the lights. He kept shuffling them almost until the end of our shooting and, although he never was totally happy with his setup, I think he did an excellent job lighting the 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

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#Repost @silli_scientist with @get_repost
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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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