Milky Way - Toadstool Hoodoos

shniksshniks The Light ExplorerRegistered Users Posts: 919 Major grins
edited June 16, 2020 in Landscapes

Hi all,

I decided to run away from the city for a couple of weeks to my fave place - The American Southwest. Yesterday, I arrived at Kanab and decided to visit the Toadstool Hoodoos. I initially wanted to shoot the Milky Way over the Hoodoos, but came across this composition and couldn't resist. I took the foreground around 8 pm and the MW around 11:30 pm or so. The MW is at ISO 3200, f/2.8, 15 seconds. The other one is ISO 64, f/16, 1/20 (for the foreground I also took five shots - first one focused near and the last focused far) and then focus stacked them.

Thanks for looking - I can't wait to head out tonight again... somewhere... out there... alone in the dark... with the rattlesnakes...



  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAAdministrators Posts: 11,592 moderator

    Great image, Nikhil! Other worldly! Good luck on the rest of your trip, and watch where you step! :o

  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Major grins

    Beautiful image! Can't wait to see what else you find in the dark.

  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattleRegistered Users Posts: 1,173 Major grins

    Very nice. Thanks for the technical information. I have a couple shots in mind, but have never shot the night sky. Now all I have to do is get away, and get out there and give it a try.


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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am San Jose, CARegistered Users Posts: 7,928 Major grins

    Wonderful and technically masterful! Bravo!

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,549 moderator

    Very well done!

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