This photo was a lot of firsts for me. I put a lot of time and planning into the shots I took this night. This was my first time using my star tracker, first legit night hike, first composite, and first official astro shot. This location in mid-coast Maine is one of my favorite areas. It's definitely another animal hiking 30 minutes into the woods in the middle of the night durning the new moon with inadequate lighting. Once I got to my planned location it was everything that I thought it would be. There is nothing like spending the majority of the night under the stars here. Where I grew in NJ outside of NYC you would be lucky to see a handful of stars in any given night. It's amazing to be able to see some of the milky way with your bare eyes. I’m hooked and I already accumulated a list of different astro photo ideas for the future. - - TECHNIQUE & EXIF: Canon 5D Mark IV, Tamron 24-70 2.8. Sky: Single Tracked image with the Move Shoot Move ISO 3200 180 sec at 24 mm. Foreground: I ended up with 2 images at ISO 3200 180 sec & 240 sec. at 24mm and 2 Images at ISO 6400 180 sec & 240 sec. at 24mm. I know its mixed bag, to be honest I forgot to check my focal length and thought I made a mistake and ended up liking these images the most, so made adjustments to the exposure in Camera Raw and stacked them in Photoshop. Not ideal but made lemonade with my lemons. I used Lumenzia to blend. - - #nightscaper#astrophotography#maine#midcoastmaine#astro#maineshore#mainephotos#maine_igers#maine_instagram#rawcommunity#fortheloveofmaine#bestofthepinetreestate#mainephotographer#My207#maineisgorgeous#maineastrophotography#maineisbeautiful#downeastmagazine#bestofthe_usa#nightscapephotography#nightscapeimages#nightscapers
This little rascal 🦊📷 I just want to pick it up, give it kisses and keep it forever. However, I don’t want facial reconstruction surgery, or the series of rabies shots... even though a nose job would be great... 😂....and if I get rabies shots, I can play with all wildlife 😬😉 TOTALLY JOKING ABOUT IT ALL. .