Tuhin Das, PPSA  

 Lower Falls at Night by Tuhin Das, PPSA

August 2019 - Lower Falls at Night

About the Image(s)

Location: Lower Falls, Yellowstone National Park
Deion: I had a wonderful national parks trip (Grand Teton, Yellowstone & Glacier) in month of May'19. This one is from Yellowstone obviously. Very famous & crowded tourist spot (who have visited should know that) but only during sunlight, NOT under the bright stars and pitch black surroundings.
So usually I went there at 3:45 am and the shoot was done by 4:30 am and gradually dawn was approaching. You can see the level of noise mostly near the waterfall. Yeah that's because of the limitation of crop sensor and heavy shadow pull in post production.
Disclaimer - This is not a single shot. I took 10 exposures (ISO 8000, F2.8, 11mm FL, 10 sec) of the sky. And 4 exposures (ISO 1600, F2.8, 11mm FL, 4 mins) for the canyon. Then blended them all together in post production to reduce the noise level and hot pixels. I know everybody will be mad at me saying that this is not ethics of landscape photography. But sorry to say respected fellow photographers, almost 70-80% of the astro photographers use the same technique to produce high quality night images. Obviously they use lots of expensive and way way better gears than I can afford. I don't do it for food, I do it as a hobby.
P.S. - According to PhotoPills, the MW core will be neck to neck close

1 comment posted

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Wonderful image Tuhin. For me, viewing an image is all about that, viewing the image. 1 shot or 101 shots blended together, so what? Some people may think differently, but I think it is all about the image, not too much emphasis should be put on the process. Yellowstone is one place I would love to go and see, perhaps one day. Your combining astro and landscape here is very effective. Noise yes, but at ISO 8000 that is to be fully expected. Congratulations on being there at 3.45am, you have an image all others wish they could get.   Posted: 08/16/2019 17:59:05


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