Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Beyond the Invisible

Taking advantage of the clear night sky, we camped in a remote section of Death Vally laden with Joshua Trees. Seeing the Milky Way like this really makes it worthwhile to crawl out of the tent at 2:30 am! It's amazing how much color the camera can capture on a clear night, far more than is visible to the naked eye. I shot this with my Nikon 14-24 at 14mm, positioned very low to the ground and looking up. Using a single exposure of 30 seconds, ISO 3200 and f/2.8, I briefly painted the tree with a pocket flashlight for a couple seconds of the exposure. This image required minimal contrast and color adjustments, along with some dodging and burning in PS.

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