Adrien Louis Mauduit in Chile
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From Adrien about this image:
One of my bigger projects was to see how much detail I could pull out of a simple tracked panorama from Chile last July, about the same date. The reason was simple: just how do the skies of Chile compare to other dark skies (Africa, Canary islands). Of course, there are a lot of mitigating factors at play (like airglow, position of the milky way core in the sky or humidity in the air, which vary from in space and time). However, never have I been able to produce that much detail in a zenith milky-way core image with so little data! Since I was more concerned about getting enough timelapse for a film, I didn't get more (now I regret it, but there's always another time!). The best part is, there was airglow in the sky that night but the light pollution filter I used to increase natural color contrast limited it very well. And now I am just stunned by the result of this simple mosaic of 4 unstacked, tracked panels at 50mm for 1 minute each. So the short answer is, there is NOTHING like the skies above the Chilean high-plateaus! I will be back with longer focal lengths and hopefully even better detail/resolution! *Keep dreaming*
Photographed countless times, I initially didn't take any shots of this tree. but then I thought, why not ?
I imagined the tree as a fossilized prehistoric frog-like creature watching the lake for eternity. May be he was getting ready to take a plunge into the lake while he was turned into a dead tree by some curse from an ancient deity.
thanks Bruce Couch for showing me this super secret place. :)
Milkyway tracked with MSM - 35mm, Blue hour FG- 15mm
Planned with Photopills, Shot with Tamron 15-30 (FG), 24-70 (MW) + D750, and MSM Star tracker