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New on 500px : Breathe by Shainblum by Shainblum


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The Mono Lake Tufa Towers really trigger my creativity. Its a place filled with an endless maze of photographic compositions. The best part is its extremely dark skies. Walking around feels like another planet, its a place where you can stop thinking about the everyday worries and just enjoy the alien landscape complemented by vivid star filled skies.

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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 : Lead Us To The Stars by Shainblum by Shainblum

PLEASE VIEW THIS ON BLACK! I kind of wanted to name this “The Way To McWay MilkyWay” ;P Mc Way Falls is an incredible place located in Big Sur CA. Its always a fun adventure seeing the night sky over the dimly lit waterfall. Everyone captures the falls in a vertical position with the Milky Way overhead. I wanted to include the path as an added element to the image. As for the technicals, yes in fast this is a 2 image exposure blend. One image for the sky with a shorter exposure, then a long exposure for the foreground. I usually try to get it all in one shot, however this foreground was pitch black in the 30 second exposure. Both images were taken one after another in the same position. Contrast, color correction, noise reduction and touch ups were done to help the image aesthetically, that being said, everything you are looking at in this image is real. Visit Mc Way Falls in Big Sur CA to see this epic sight. Check out our new star tutorial site, if you would like to know how to process images like this one http://ift.tt/19O2rOv To see more please visit: http://ift.tt/17erYts http://ift.tt/19UbX16 Thanks so much for checking out the image, if you enjoy it share it around.
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New on 500px : Into The Night by Shainblum by Shainblum

VIEW ON BLACK I stepped out of the car and let my eyes adjust, given the view that was presented to me, I was left speechless. This is probably my favorite astro panorama I have ever taken. The fog and marine layer knocked out almost all of the light pollution creating some incredibly vivid stars. The Milky Way so very viable in person and was amazing to witness. This is a 12 image panorama taken from Mt Figueroa in Santa Ynez. The light on the horizon is glow from Los Angeles and Ventura county. If you would like to learn how to process images like this check out my Tutorial page. http://ift.tt/19O2rOv
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