Milky Way Chasers
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Jared M Weber in the French Alps⁠ —⁠ REPOST: @jared.m.weber from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @tracyleephotos⁠ —⁠ MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos⁠ ---⁠ #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey!⁠ ---⁠ From Jared about this image:⁠ ---⁠ A trail winds towards the Milky Way in the French Alps. If you look closely you can see the switchbacks leading all the way down into the valley below.⁠ ⁠ Blue hour blend shot on Sony Alpha cameras & Sigma Photo lenses. We camped here while hiking the Tour Du Mont Blanc, a 190 mile trail that circumnavigates the entire Mount Blanc Massif.⁠ ⁠ Technical details & exif:⁠ ⁠ Sky: 16mm, ISO1600, f1.4, 20"⁠ ⁠ Foreground: 16mm, ISO100, f5.6, 30"⁠ ⁠ Instagram.com/jared.m.weber⁠ ⁠ Website: www.jaredweberphotography.com⁠ ⁠ *NOTE: For some reason facebook doesn't show extremely fine detail unless you actually click on the image even though I use optimal export settings. I notice this especially when high pass sharpening is used. If you click on the image you will notice the stars appear to multiply and become much more visible, especially in the upper corners of the image.⁠ -⁠ #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse #nightphotography #nightimages #night_excl #longexposurephotography

Daniel French at the Ecker reservoir⁠ —⁠ REPOST: @daniel_frenchs_photos from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @astrolandscapes⁠ —⁠ MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos⁠ ---⁠ #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey!⁠ ---⁠ From Daniel about this image:⁠ ---⁠ ✨--before the day breaks -- ✨⁠ - MILKYWAY OVER THE HARZ MOUNTAINS--⁠ Cat: stacked | blend⁠ ⁠ Story:⁠ Nothing is more beautiful and relaxing than a view into the clear starry sky. I like to look into the distance and empty the sky. You feel free under the millions of stars and you are so small. And after all, we are only a small part of a whole.Although today the weather was really nice, it was the last days a bit hazy and very wet outside. Reason for me, continue to rummage through my hard drive for recordings from this year. These shots are still from a tour across the Harz along the Ecker reservoir.⁠ ⁠ Efix:⁠ Sony A 6300 + Samjang NCS CS 12mm⁠ Vg: 5 x ISO 1000 / F2 / 30 sec⁠ Bg : 20 x ISO 12.800 / F2 / 25 sec⁠ ⁠ edit in Lightroom ➡️ Photoshop⁠ ⁠ Social:⁠ FB.com/Danielfrenchphotography⁠ Instagram.com/daniel_frenchs_photos⁠ -⁠ #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse #nightphotography #nightimages #night_excl #longexposurephotography

Jason Perry in West Virginia⁠ —⁠ REPOST: @jsn_pdog from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @tracyleephotos⁠ —⁠ MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos⁠ ---⁠ #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey!⁠ ---⁠ From Jason about this image:⁠ ---⁠ STACKED⁠ ⁠ SOCIAL:⁠ ⁠ instagram.com/jsn_pdog/⁠ fb.com/jason.perry.96387189⁠ ⁠ STORY: Taken in West Virginia on the New River Gorge, August 28th, 2019. Sandstone Falls is the largest waterfall on the New River, spanning 1500 ft across. This specific spot was actually taken at the smaller less photographed part of falls right next to the boardwalk, about 2 min from the parking area. I shot both areas, but I really liked how this one lined up with the Milky Way. As always, I scoped out the area the day before and figured out all my compositions. This one and the main falls area were perfect for the Milky Way, at least during this time of year. The weather had been cloudy here the whole day I went to check it out but luckily for me it was supposed to clear the next day. I got there before sunset to take some pics, then sat in the car till it was dark enough. Sure enough, the weather report was right and the skies were perfect. It was really dark out here so I had to bump my ISO up a bit from what I am used to. However, stacking when using high ISOs over 4000, really helps with noise. I was really stoked to shoot this spot as I did not see much for night images from here. Very surprising given the easy access and beauty of it.⁠ ⁠ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁠ ⁠ EXIF: Nikon D850 w/Nikkor 14-24mm lens. 12 image stack using SLS. 25 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 8000, 14mm. Edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.⁠ -⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #longexposureoftheday #wonderful_places #wonderfulplaces #beautifuldestinations #thegreatoutdoors #photopills #natgeospace #ig_worldclub #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #nightphotography #nightimages #night_excl #milkywaygalaxy #milkyway #longexposure_shots #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #fantasticuniverse #astrophotography #astrophoto #amazingphotohunter #amazingearth #amazing_longexpo #longexposurephotography⁠

Miguel A. G. Marvizon on Easter Island⁠ —⁠ REPOST: @rano_raraku_photo from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @astrolandscapes⁠ —⁠ MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos⁠ ---⁠ #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey!⁠ ---⁠ From Miguel about this image:⁠ ---⁠ CATEGORY: Stacked⁠ instagram.com/rano_raraku_photo/⁠ FB.com/ranoraraku2/⁠ ⁠ STORY: Photo take in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) 12 /3 /2019 The photo comes from a long Time Lapse and the Moai part is a stacking of 7 photos to reduce noise. The Moai are dark throughout the Time Lapse because it was a New Moon night scheduled with PhotoPills so that the Galactic center was above the Moai. In the photo they are illuminated by the lights of a vehicle that passed very fast. In Rapanui it is necessary to ask for special permits for this type of photos and they usually require you to be accompanied by a guide at all times⁠ EXIF: The camera is an A7 RII the lens is a Nikon 14/24 2.8 at 14 mm and f 2.8 that I use with a Viltrox electronic adapter. ISO 2500 and 20 sec.⁠ -⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday #worldcaptures #ic_longexposure #earthofficial #special_shots #artofvisuals #main_vision #naturerad #worldspotz #worldbestshot_ig #earthdeluxe #jaw_dropping_shots #destination_wow #nightscaper #nightscape #longexpoelite #longexposhots #longexpo_addiction #fantastic_earth #fantastic_shotz #earthfocus #earthpix #earthporn⁠

Jonathan Yu at Mt Shasta⁠ —⁠ REPOST: @xjjon from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @tracyleephotos⁠ —⁠ MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos⁠ ---⁠ #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey!⁠ ---⁠ From Jon about this image:⁠ ---⁠ CATEGORY: Blend + Stacked (non tracked)⁠ SOCIAL:: https://www.instagram.com/xjjon/⁠ STORY: Surprised by how dark the skies get around Shasta. This was from a warm summer night in August. Getting the foreground shot took a lot of patience as there were constant trail of cars driving on the road even late into the night. First time shooting milky way there after doing some at Lassen, will like to go back again in the future.⁠ EXIF: Taken on a Sony A7R III + 55mm f1.8. This shot was a panorama of 3 rows (total of 18 images). ⠀⁠ Shot at f1.8, 9s, ISO 1600 (non tracked).⁠ -⁠ #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse #nightphotography #nightimages #night_excl #longexposurephotography

David Erichsen at Mammoth Lakes — REPOST: @david_erichsen_photo from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @tracyleephotos — MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos --- #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey! --- From about this image: --- BLEND, STACKED SOCIAL: instagram.com/david_erichsen_photo - STORY: Mammoth Lakes is one of my favorite places to shoot (and also run into Mountain Lions). While it definitely has a couple of California's most iconic landscapes, what sets it apart for me is the endless possibilities to find your own, unique compositions. It is like a scouting playground. On this night, my main focus was to capture Hot Creek, but I had a couple hours to kill before the MW aligned over the mountains and found a shot I liked better :). . After cruising around some of the back roads by Hot Creek, I couldn't help but notice this one tree perfectly perched on a ridge top, towering over all the others. My goal quickly became finding a suitable foreground that would add a little color and a slope that would put the tree vibrantly in the middle of the Milky Way. . After hiking around for a few minutes, I stumbled upon this patch of wildflowers along the side of a cliff that I quickly realized had the potential to make the shot I was envisioning. I set up my camera at the very end of blue hour and captured 5 shots of the wildflowers which were focus stacked in PS. About 30 minutes later, the Milky Way was exactly where I wanted it and I captured 7 frames that were stacked using Starry Landscape Stacker. . Funny side note: I had run into a mountain lion earlier in the day on a sunrise hike and was still a bit startled. Right after blue hour ended, I was lining up the MW shot and all of a sudden heard rustling maybe fifty feet in front of me. Heart pounding, I set the timer to 20" and cranked the ISO to 20,000. 20 seconds later I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw a cute fawn staring back at me EXIF DATA: Shot with Sony A7riii with FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM at 16mm Foreground focused stacked: 5 shots - 30”/2.8/3200 Milkyway: 7 shots - 10”/2.8/6400

Tracy Liu at Nugget Point Lighthouse⁠ —⁠ REPOST: @palebluewanders from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @tracyleephotos⁠ —⁠ MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos⁠ ---⁠ #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey!⁠ ---⁠ From Tracy about this image:⁠ ---⁠ EXPOSURE BLEND⁠ ⁠ Nugget Point Lighthouse, one of our favorite shooting spots in NZ! We planned this photo a few weeks in advance and only had a couple of nights to get it right. The first night there were some clouds that kept on covering the Milky Way, and the second night was perfect! Except there were two fishing boats with really bright lights that wouldn't leave, but we brushed them out of existence with Photoshop. XD⁠ ⁠ Instagram.com/palebluewanders/⁠ ⁠ Gear: Canon 5D Mark IV with Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens⁠ ⁠ Foreground: 210s at f/2.8, ISO 2000, 24mm⁠ ⁠ Milky Way: 20s at f/2.8, ISO 5000, 24mm⁠ -⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #longexposureoftheday #wonderful_places #wonderfulplaces #beautifuldestinations #thegreatoutdoors #photopills #natgeospace #ig_worldclub #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #nightphotography #nightimages #night_excl #milkywaygalaxy #milkyway #longexposure_shots #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #fantasticuniverse #astrophotography #astrophoto #amazingphotohunter #amazingearth #amazing_longexpo #longexposurephotography⁠

Arik S. Wartono at Jolosutro Beach.⁠ —⁠ REPOST: @arikwartono from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @astrolandscapes⁠ —⁠ MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos⁠ ---⁠ #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey!⁠ ---⁠ From Arik about this image:⁠ ---⁠ CATEGORY: BLEND⁠ ⁠ STORY:⁠ NIGHT JOLOSUTRO⁠ ⁠ Shoting Milkyway will sometimes be more interesting if you add human objects in the foreground as a point of interest. I have a large collection of shots like that, and this is one of them.⁠ ⁠ This image is blending. I took the foreground after dawn at the blue hour moment, sky shot before dawn.⁠ ⁠ Good Night !⁠ ⁠ EXIF:⁠ Nikon D810⁠ 14-24mm⁠ ISO 3200, f2.8, 30s⁠ ⁠ blended with Photoshop⁠ ⁠ Social :⁠ ⁠ Instagram.com/arikwartono⁠ ⁠ location: Jolosutro Beach, Blitar, East Java, Indonesia⁠ -⁠ #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse #nightphotography #nightimages #night_excl #longexposurephotography

Eden Bhatta at Custer State Park, SD⁠ —⁠ REPOST: @thetaintedtripod from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @tracyleephotos⁠ —⁠ MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos⁠ ---⁠ #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey!⁠ ---⁠ From Eden about this image:⁠ ---⁠ Ascension⁠ Pano / Blend / Stack⁠ Facebook.com/thetaintedtripod⁠ Instagram.com/thetaintedtripod⁠ An appealing view of the peculiar granite spires overlooking the city of Custer in the distant where the milky stream in the sky shines bright above the hazy night lights. Going back to the old style of milky way imaging with this one without aid of a star tracker. Just camera, tripod and a fast lens, turned out pretty descent than I expected.⁠ ⁠ Sky exposure – 6secs, f/1.6, ISO 3200, stack of 4 images for better SNR.⁠ Foreground exposure – 2mins, f/2.8, ISO 1600.⁠ Sigma Art 40mm, 5D Mk4.⁠ -⁠ #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse #nightphotography #nightimages #night_excl #longexposurephotography

Alex Barnedt in Utah⁠ —⁠ REPOST: @1987aphotography from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @astrolandscapes⁠ —⁠ MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos⁠ ---⁠ #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey!⁠ ---⁠ From Alex about this image:⁠ ---⁠ PANO⁠ (2-shot vertical panorama)⁠ ⁠ IG: instagram.com/1987aphotography⁠ FB: 1987A Photography⁠ ⁠ Lost Reflection⁠ ⁠ This is a 2-shot panorama I took back in June. That night has been one of my favorite nights of Milky Way shooting since I started taking photos. I took so many compositions that night, most look fairly similar, but the reflections are what varies from photo to photo. I think this is one of my best reflections, least amount of water movement. In late June, the ice floating in the lake was so awesome! It moved around the lake as the night went on. Met some new photography friends this night as well, just a great night!⁠ ⁠ 2-shot panorama: 1 for sky, 1 for reflection, stitched vertically.⁠ Canon 6D, Sigma Art 35mm 1.4⁠ 15 seconds, F/2, ISO 6400 - sky and reflection⁠ -⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #longexposureoftheday #wonderful_places #wonderfulplaces #beautifuldestinations #thegreatoutdoors #photopills #natgeospace #ig_worldclub #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #nightphotography #nightimages #night_excl #milkywaygalaxy #milkyway #longexposure_shots #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #fantasticuniverse #astrophotography #astrophoto #amazingphotohunter #amazingearth #amazing_longexpo #longexposurephotography⁠

Stefan Liebermann in the Hamersley Gorge⁠ —⁠ REPOST: @stefanliebermannphoto from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @tracyleephotos⁠ —⁠ MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos⁠ ---⁠ #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey!⁠ ---⁠ From Stefan about this image:⁠ ---⁠ PANO⁠ ⁠ instagram.com/stefanliebermannphoto/⁠ ⁠ FB.com/stefanliebermannphoto/⁠ ⁠ Story:⁠ ⁠ "Karijini"⁠ ⁠ Night panorama of the Hamersley Gorge inside the Karijini National Park in Western Australia.⁠ For me it was one of the most impressive Park that I'ever seen. We arrived during sunset at the Hamersley Gorge and waited for the raise of the Milky Way. We realized that the foreground was completely dark and we illuminated the points of interest with our headlamps. I am really happy with this result. Thank you Riccardo, Steve und Western Australia!⁠ ⁠ Nachtpanorama der Hamersley Schlucht im Karijini Nationalpark in Westaustralien.⁠ Für mich war es einer der beeindruckendsten Nationalpark den ich je entdecken durfte. Wir sind während des Sonnenuntergangs an der Schlucht angekommen und warteten auf die Milchstraße. Als es soweit war realisierten wir dass der komplette Vordergrund extrem dunkel war. Wir mussten die interessanten Punkte mit unseren Kopflampen anleuchten. Ich bin wirklich zufrieden mit dem Ergebnis. Danke Riccardo, Steve und Westaustralien!⁠ ⁠ Panorama of 4 single photos: Sony A7 III | Sigma 14-24 mm Art | F/2.8 | 30s | ISO 5000⁠ -⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #wonderfulplaces #wonderful_places #beautifuldestinations #ig_worldclub #thegreatoutdoors #worldbestshot #longexposureoftheday #worldcaptures #ic_longexposure #earthofficial #special_shots #artofvisuals #main_vision #naturerad #worldspotz #worldbestshot_ig #earthdeluxe #jaw_dropping_shots #destination_wow #nightscaper #nightscape #longexpoelite #longexposhots #longexpo_addiction #fantastic_earth #fantastic_shotz #earthfocus #earthpix #earthporn⁠

Dario Carminati in Trentino⁠ —⁠ REPOST: @dariocarminatiphotography from facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers chosen by @astrolandscapes⁠ —⁠ MWC Admin: @tracyleephotos⁠ ---⁠ #milkywaychasers to be featured or post on Facebook.com/groups/milkywaychasers. Tag a friend who might enjoy this Milky Way image and journey!⁠ ---⁠ From Dario about this image:⁠ ---⁠ BLEND/TRACKED/PANORAMA⁠ ⁠ "Desire"⁠ ⁠ FB.com/dariocarminatiphotography⁠ instagram.com/dariocarminatiphotography⁠ ⁠ STORY:⁠ At the end of August I spent a few days in Trentino (Northern Italy) with the intention to visit beautiful places and take some pictures.⁠ My first spot was the wonderful "Alpe di Siusi": a magical place! I spent the afternoon searching for a particular spot, a beautiful lonely house surrounded by valleys and with mountains in the background.⁠ So I decided to take the photograph of the foreground in the afternoon, choosing a low shooting point so as to enhance the flowers, using them as a guideline towards the main subject: the little house.⁠ After sunset I returned to the same spot to take the photograph of the night sky: the Milky Way seemed to lean naturally on the mountains in the background, giving harmony to the entire composition.⁠ ⁠ EXIF:⁠ Sony A7iii + 35mm f/1.4⁠ FG: 35mm 1/160 f11 iso100⁠ Sky: Pano 5 x 35mm 2.8 iso2500⁠ Postproduction in Ptgui, Photoshop CC⁠ -#longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse #nightphotography #nightimages #night_excl #longexposurephotography