Kurtis Sutley  

Genesis 1-14 by Kurtis Sutley

September 2020 - Genesis 1-14

About the Image(s)

This is a composite of two images I took this year. I’ve tried “forever” to make this image and circumstances never allowed it. The Cross was taken with a Canon 6D MkII and 24-70mm @ 70mm,3/5th sec., f/2.8 and ISO1000. The Milky Way was shot with the same equipment with a 13 sec, ISO 3200 and f/8.0 exposure. They were combined in Luminar 4. The name, Genesis 1-14, comes from the first chapter of Genesis.

6 comments posted

Gabriele Dellanave   Gabriele Dellanave
Kurtis nice idea for a kind of unusual image, althought I think that the image clearly shows that is a composite, as matter of fact the proportions to me do not look right. Also the cross that I would like to be suspended. The lights at bottom of the image are not looking be part of the Milk Way. And the bottom of the image looks a bit slanted to the right.   Posted: 09/05/2020 16:19:15

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I like the story. I think that if you used a gradient to create a more more twilight feeling, cropped a bit tighter, removed the lights on the bottom and used a stroke it would be even more evocative.   Posted: 09/07/2020 11:27:42
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Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
Thanks for the suggestions. I like what you did with it. The Cross is on the side of a hill so that was what I was staying true to but this looks good too. I'm my own worst enemy when it comes to needlessly staying true to the general subject. I even shot in the direction of where the Milky Way would have been if not for the moon and clouds.   Posted: 09/07/2020 17:47:21

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I'm glad that you liked my suggestions. I don't believe that the eye sees what the camera sees. For me, the challenge is to get the viewer to experience what you felt and saw that inspired you to capture the image, and that almost always requires some post processing work.   Posted: 09/09/2020 20:16:01

Regine Guillemin
Kurtis , to me It is a successful attempt . The cross is Majestuous in front of the Infinity , The Milky way . I find this image very powerful. And I agree with Art Comments. Congrats !!!!   Posted: 09/10/2020 11:43:24

Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Kurtis, I think what you attempted is good but I much prefer Arts version for color and no lighting on the top of the hill. Do you think if your fstop was maybe f22 the stars would have been crisper?
  Posted: 09/12/2020 20:17:01


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