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‘Ek nazar jab, tujko dekhoon, jaage #kismat meri’
My heart was so full #tonight , brimming with a youth my soul has no contact with anymore. I fell into the footsteps of an eminence that breaks the rules of #time ; staring into present elements that are more than 1400 years old, oh if only you knew the magic it plays with seconds and metaphysics. Caught in a web called the Milky Way galaxy, seeing it for the first time charmed my birthday with a candle no breath could take away; the shooting #stars therefore obliged in offering a proxy for those wishes. The concept of infinity jolts into life once you observe the bright spine streaking the curves of the #sky ; suddenly I transcended time, manipulated it even, and entered a theatre screening all my memories; my skin and bones lost their age and out came a #spirit I love the company of so dearly.
What I’m saying is, a world without light pollution, affording us views of a scape that we call home, there’s nothing that can be written in words or expressed in tongue that could justify the euphoria that warms our wanderlust hearts....
Oh, and if you hadn’t known, tonight signified the moment I surpassed my 26th lap of the sun; funny, there were times when that medal seemed like imagination pulled from all its limbs...
Tonight’s picture is brought to you by the iPhone X. Unfortunately, it doesn’t carry the capacity to paint our own #MilkyWay , but it caught something nonetheless...——————————— #NightSky#MilkyWayGalaxy#Stars#Cosmos#LochDoon#GallowayNationalForestPark#Scotland#Landscape#Nature #Astronomy#StarTrails#DarkSkies#NakedEarth#HappyBirthdayToMe#Birthday#August#Virgo#90sKid
Back in May, John Farley and I took a late night drive from Terlingua to Big Bend Ranch State Park... just because. Driving the road through Lajitas toward the park, it is not only pitch black because of the area, but there are also a few sheer drops where the Rio Grande has carved away the rock formations over the years.
Tucked away in the park is a formation of hoodoos which lined up perfectly with the rising Milky Way. I know John has a great time lapse from a previous trip there and I would have loved to get one, but it was getting late already.
We both set up to get the right angle and I used a LLL to light up the hoodoos for the foreground shots before setting up the tracker to get the Milky Way.
BBRSP is one of the least visited Texas State Parks, but I really want to go back during the day. The drive on that road at sunrise and sunset is supposed to be majestic.
Nikon D750 / Tamron 15-30 @ 24mm
Foreground: 3x 30" at f/4 ISO 1600
Sky 1x180" f/4 ISO 1600
6 1,5775 hours ago
Did you know that 80% of Americans can’t see the Milky Way where they live anymore. Pretty sad. Flagler Beach is one of the darkest areas in my neck of the woods, and even still the orange glow of bars, restaurants, houses, streetlights and more encroaches on our night sky. We worry about polluting our water, our air and our lands, but few worry about polluting our skies.
Next time you find yourself on a dark country road... take the time to pull over, look up and enjoy the beauty that is slowly fading from our collective experience.
Most of all - share the night sky with your kids, with friends, family and with complete strangers. #nightsky#astrophotography#canoneosr#milkyway#lightpollution#darkskies#stars#flaglerbeach#youcaninflaglercounty
2 146 hours ago
"You know why trees smell the way they do? Stars. Trees breathe in starlight year after year, and it goes deep into their bones. So when you cut a tree open, you smell a hundred years’ worth of light. Ancient starlight that took millions of years to reach earth. That’s why trees smell so beautiful and old."
― Where I’d Like To Be, by Frances O'Roark Dowell
To really see the stars, seek dark skies like those found UP here on the “Safe Side”. Drummond is blessed with beautiful, dark, celestial skyscapes. #nightskies#stargazing#darkskies#drummondisland
0 126 hours ago
The National Parks Service was founded on this day in 1916. The goal of the Service is to conserve wild places in the United States for its native inhabitants and to educate the public on history, ecology, biology, geology, and conservation. The National Park system has been incredibly influential on our work. Over the years we've spent countless hours in the parks photographing grand vistas, spectacular wildlife, quiet solitude, and beautiful dark skies. The Park Service turns 103 today and we look forward to the next 103 years exploring and discovering all that these special places have to offer.
At Ontario Parks, we’re committed to the protection and preservation of our province’s biodiversity. The night skies in their natural splendour are an important part of that protection.
Birds, amphibians, insects and plants, and even humans all rely on uninterrupted periods of darkness during the night. Seasonal changes in how dark it is at night help plants prepare for spring and fall, and provide important signals to other animals that trigger events like amphibian breeding and bird migration.
We will keep working hard to protect this valuable resource. http://www.ontarioparks.com/parksblog/skies-need-protection/
Camping at Chambers Lake was both beautiful and relaxing this weekend. We went with great friends from church and a good time was had by all. I caught my first brown trout, something I’ve wanted to do for a long time because I think they are so pretty. The kids all took turns holding it before we put it back in the stream. We didn’t see a moose, so I guess we’ll have to go back again soon! #chamberslake#offthebeatenpath#smores#browntrout
Stars starting to pop at a high mountain lake. Calm Earth, Sky and Water - Perfect night and conditions!! Image captured using a Full Spectrum Astromodified Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Irix 15mm f:2.4 lens. Camera and lens provided by Spencer's Camera & Photo.
📷 by @jeremydavidphotos
The weather around Tucson hasn't been helping things out during the Milky Way season. I do love a good Monsoon, but the stars will always take first place in my heart. So because of this, when I saw that the weather was going to be clear and I had only about an hour to capture a shot before the moon rise I took the chance. I had another image in mind, but it didn't line up like I thought it would. So after some scrambling, getting "inspected" buy a Police helicopter, and running into another local photog I just stopped here and took the last 15 minutes I had to capture this image.. I will also say "to be continued," because this isn't what I was hoping for.
This is made up of 10 images, 5 from before the rise to capture the sky, and 5 from after the rise to capture the foreground.
For more visit:
Canon 6D Astro Modified by Spencer’s Camera
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L III
Optolong Light Pollution Filter
iOptron SkyGuider Pro
Stacked W/ Starry landscape Stacker
Edited W/ Photoshop CC
Sky: 15mm, f/2.8, 5000, 60sec X55
Foreground: same settings not tracked
10 1,85315 hours ago
2 2916 hours ago
چه شد که بار دگر یاد آشنا کردی
چه شد که شیوه بیگانگی رها کردی
به قهر رفتن و جور و جفا شعار تو بود
چه شد که بر سر مهر آمدی وفا کردی
بیا که با همه نامهربانیت ای ماه
خوش آمدی و گل آوردی و صفا کردی
اگر چه کار جهان بر مراد ما نشود
بیا که کار جهان بر مراد ما کردی
کلید گنج غزلهای شهریار توئی
بیا که پادشه ملک دل گدا کردی
FREE STUFF! ✨ Thank you to everyone who has already pre-ordered Dark Skies, which is out in less than two weeks! I’ve had a lovely afternoon making this little series of limited edition A6 signed prints - which happen to make great bookmarks.. There are 100 in total, and I’ll be sending them off to anyone who has pre-ordered my new book 🐋 All you have to do is message me a screenshot of your order confirmation (from any online bookshop!) and I’ll pop a free print in the post as a thank you. Link to pre-order is in my profile. Enjoy! x
Don’t forget to look up.
PS: I did put the shooting stars in after the fact. Without any other subjects or objects as visual interest, I wanted to make sure this really read as the night sky as well as capturing the feeling of being out in the Kettle at this time of night. #lookup#nightsky#highstrangeness#kettlemorraine#singularfortean
d850 50mm 2.2 2 min 3 min fg ISO-800 — at Park Avenue Trail.
18 2,80515 August, 2019
📷 by @aasheshadri
Finally here is the milkyway shot for this year. I really hoped to shoot a lot more -- but with equipment changes and my general feeling that I had a lot more to learn when it came to processing took precedence.
Here is an a shot or a couple of shots I took at Crater Lake National Park. It's amazing to see so much Dark Structure. We see this since light from the stars are blocked by all the dust from out Galaxy. It truly is an amazing sight.
Let me know what you think!
Canon 5D Mark IV
Sigma 35mm f1.4
IOptron Sky Tracker
Stacked 10 frames
This beautiful color bomb is a relatively small galaxy
Less then half the size of the milky way.
And with a distance of 22.5 Million light years away and a magnitude of 9.6, this stunner is not an easy target.
This is 7 Hours of total exposure, shot with a monochrome camera with LRGB filters over 2 nights in a row.
Skywatcher NEQ6-Pro Belt modded
Celestron EdgeHD 8" with 0.7x reducer
ZWO ASI 290mm-mini guide cam
I captured this time-blended image in April at a gorgeous overlook atop the Rio Grande Valley in northern New Mexico. Based on the astronomical alignments of the pre-twilight sky (I primarily use the TPE apps and PlanIt! Pro to plan these types of shots), I knew the Milky Way would be arcing over the southern extent of this portion of the Rio Grande, while sunrise would occur over the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains to my east, near the opposite section of the river. Although there was a nice, cozy observation deck just beyond the right edge of the frame, I wanted closer, more intimate foreground textures to make the final blend more compelling. So, I hobbled out onto a rocky spine maybe 8 feet wide and covered in uneven boulders and found this cholla cactus clinging to the rocks just feet away from a precipitous drop into the canyon below. It took over an hour of trial-and-error in the dark to get the composition right, ensuring the cactus was roughly in the middle of my panoramic mosaic and the boulders weren't obstructing any segments of the river, all while avoiding stepping towards the steep drops on both sides of the spine. After all the tedious setup, I finally captured my night-sky foreground and sky frames just in the nick of time, right before astronomical twilight kicked in. I captured two more panoramic sequences afterward, one during blue hour and another HDR sequence at the moment the sun peeked out over the mountains. All images were captured between roughly 4:30-7:00am from a fixed tripod location.
Though I originally planned to use only the dark-sky and sunrise panoramas in the processed image (less work and more in line with my previous time blends), the blue-hour sequence really helped smooth the transitions between different parts of the frame. Truth be told, the unbelievable amount of manual labor that went into aligning and blending these three (or really, four) panoramas has convinced me that I've probably only got the time and energy to do a couple of these a year!
Nikon D810 + Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 + Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Night sky: 5 vert
31 2,19316 August, 2019
📷 by @1987aphotography
FB: 1987A Photography
Obscured in the Dark
While walking around a lake last weekend looking for places to take photos, I saw these trees with the milky way shining through. So I stopped a grabbed a couple shots, then continued on looking for other compositions.
Single photo - July 27, 2019
Canon 6D, Sigma Art 35mm 1.4.
13 seconds. F/2.5. ISO 6400.
This year's shooting of Perseids was not as significant as in 2018.
Everything was disturbed by the moonlight. Nevertheless, it was successful. Again Šumava - Březník
Foreground - 4x 16mm, iso 3.200, 240s + dark frame
Sky- 5x 16mm MW + 5x Meteor, 16mm, iso 3200, 60s - SkystarAdventurer Mini
It was about a year living in light polluted Europe and not being able to do nightsky photography, I was planning to do it in Iran at the first days of reaching home. I did nightsky photography three nights in row and I think I got some good shots. This one is probably the best although there are some defects but I'll consider it as a good shot. For some reasons Photoshop was not able to align shots which is required for noise reduction so I did it manually that was really a heavy job!!! Exif ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Nikon D750, Tamron 15-30mm, f2.8.
8 images stacked together (for enhancing details and removing noise)
Iso 5000, f2.8, 13sec.
6 August 2019.