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New on 500px : Witchcraft by Shainblum by Shainblum

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To be amongst some of the oldest living trees in the world is quite a unique experience. My night at Patriarch Grove in particular was unforgettable. The moonless sky was like nothing I had ever seen before, and the beautiful white rock reflected all of the star glow. This glow provided natural ambient light for not only the photographs, but also to help us see where we were going without LED headlamps. The green cast you are seeing in the sky is called “airglow” and it is natural to the photograph. I was able to take this photograph with one exposure and some post processing, although I did not light up the tree or do any exposure blending. This is one RAW frame with color correction, contrast, noise reduction, and selective dodging and burning. Words can not express how beautiful the sky was up in the White Mountains of California, however, I hope this photograph does some justice to what I saw there that night.

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New on 500px : Delicate Discovery by Shainblum by Shainblum

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“Delicate Discovery”

One of the many images from my night at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. It was an interesting shooting experience for me. Most of the time when I shoot the Milky Way I am alone or with one other person, we usually do not run into any other photographers during the night. At Delicate Toby and I shared the space with over 15 other photographers who all wanted a turn to “light paint” the arch. It made it had for me, as I usually shoot with only ambient light. If I need more light in the foreground I will usually try to do long 2-5 minute exposures. Overall it was a really great experience, the wait for the spot to be empty was incredibly worth it!

Overall it was a really great experience, the wait for the spot to be empty was incredibly worth it!

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New on 500px : Breathe by Shainblum by Shainblum

“Breath”

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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 : 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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