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New on 500px : Trying to get away by BenCoffman by BenCoffman

I spent a little time in the Alvord Desert over the holiday weekend. It feels like I got enough compositional variety and different light to post 2 photos a month for the next year. The place is just a photographic bonanza.

A side note: My kids totally scouted out this composition for me while I sat back at camp.

Another side note: There was actually kind of a sundog going on during this photo, but I shot so wide (and it was so cloudy) that it’s hard to see. If you look carefully on the left-center horizon (22 degrees away from the sun), you can kind of see the left patch of light. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to better draw it out in other photos…. (Edit: Yeah, there’s no way to see that on this tiny photo–sorry about that.)

Last side note: I was enjoying a lovely bowl of Pasta Roni when those crepuscular rays hit the playa, and I nearly dropped it in the mad scramble to get this shot.

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New on 500px : Dust lane halo by BenCoffman by BenCoffman

This photo marks my last acquisition for this new moon cycle, although I still have a couple unfinished photos that I took in the past two weeks waiting for me to edit. I should get to those shortly. My main tripod (a Benro) is out of commission at the moment due to a flip-lock failure. Yes, strangely enough, those plastic pieces are prone to breaking. Hopefully their customer service can get me going shortly, but in the mean time I’m going to enjoy getting a little extra sleep.

This is the Locust Grove church.

Prints, night-sky workshops, and a tutorial on how to properly brush your teeth with pretzels can be found at my website.

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New on 500px : Steel sunflower by BenCoffman by BenCoffman

‘Twas a weird week for star photography. Despite lots of blue sky and weather forecasts that inspired grand plans and a whole lotta optimism, I still managed to get skunked twice. One time at the coast at around 2 am, as I sat in my car looking at two–TWO–weather apps telling me that I was experiencing clear conditions despite heavy rains pelting my roof. The other time was a more subtle skunking, as some insidious thin clouds on the southeastern horizon totally obscured the galactic center of the Milky Way, despite the other 98% of the sky being crystal clear. Such is star photography, I suppose. The good nights more than make up for the bad. Here’s one of my photos from the Oregon outback. This windmill is in surprisingly great shape despite the property around it falling apart. Internet high five, Aermotor Windmill Company! *Ben Coffman Photography* Prints/night sky workshops: bencoffmanphotography.com Facebook: http://ift.tt/1kw38uA G+: http://ift.tt/1jqRrZq Twitter: http://ift.tt/1kw38uE Flickr: http://ift.tt/1jqRrZs 500px: http://ift.tt/11mtmK7
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