Darcy Quimby  

Big Gulp by Darcy Quimby

August 2020 - Big Gulp

About the Image(s)

camera settings 15" f2.8 13mm 3200 ISO shot in RAW Canon 80D
I have recently become enthralled with nightscapes, thanks to being heat intolerant and the comet neowise. I shot this in Joshua Tree National Park. My husband did a little bit of light painting for me. Post processing I brought out the magenta highlights and brightened some of the stars. The foreground is lightened using corel paintshop pro

5 comments posted

Jean Wu   Jean Wu
Nice night photography!! It's nice to do this in summer night, especially with handy assistant of yours. :-) I had field trip with a group of photographers to Mono Lake in late Oct years back. They all stayed late at night and went back to the lake to take spectacular night photographs in the cold (below 38C), I couldn't do it as I am not used to the cold especially at night!   Posted: 08/09/2020 11:10:39
Darcy Quimby   Darcy Quimby
I have to use him so he doesn't fall asleep.   Posted: 08/10/2020 19:18:05

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Excellent image of the Milky Way. Including the rocks in the foreground provides a solid foundation for the stars.   Posted: 08/10/2020 10:21:57
Darcy Quimby   Darcy Quimby
Thank you this was my second night of photographing the Milky Way   Posted: 08/10/2020 19:18:59

Ed O’Rourke   Ed O’Rourke
The composition of this photo look good to me in that I like the inclusion of the ridge line in the foreground to provide a frame of reference and I like the "cloudly" section of the Milky Way positioned symmetrically in the photo. For me the bright star to the left helps to provide a point of interest and draws my eye into the the center.

I wonder if the sky could be a bit darker and if it would make the stars show a bit brighter.

I've never tried to photograph the Milky Way but this looks good to me and I may have to try it.   Posted: 08/12/2020 18:47:01


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