Milky Way - Zion National Park

shniksshniks The Light ExplorerRegistered Users Posts: 919 Major grins
edited June 23, 2020 in Landscapes

I had gone to Zion to shoot the Milky Way a couple of days ago. I arrived at the location around 7 PM and had to wait until 1 AM for the Milky Way to be angled the way I wanted it to be in my composition. However, around midnight, clouds rolled in and I could not get the shot. I went again last night and this time, the conditions were perfect. I was the only one in that area, so it was nice and quiet too.

Nikon D850 and Nikon 14-24mm lens.

Thanks for looking.

Cheers,

Comments

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

    Its GREAT!! You have successfully resisted the temptation to brighten the fg or non-sky area! I would have brightened it some but this is more realistic! Cheers Nikhil!

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MASuper Moderators Posts: 12,861 moderator

    This is wonderful!

  • shniksshniks The Light Explorer Registered Users Posts: 919 Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Its GREAT!! You have successfully resisted the temptation to brighten the fg or non-sky area! I would have brightened it some but this is more realistic! Cheers Nikhil!

    I actually struggled a lot with this one. I got feedback asking me to brighten it up way more and I tried it, but I feel it looks really artificial for some reason. I did end up brightening it just a little (the updated photo is brighter) - do you think it is too much?

    @denisegoldberg said:
    This is wonderful!

    Thanks Denise.

    Cheers,

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

    Its perfect as is! Cheers

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,357 Major grins

    Nikhil - Love this one. At first I wished I could see more of the foreground, but then continuing to look at it I realized that the Milky Way was the subject and should be the standout in the shot. Great eye and technical ability. And by the way, your site holds some incredible photos.

  • shniksshniks The Light Explorer Registered Users Posts: 919 Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Its perfect as is! Cheers

    Gotcha! Thanks much.

    @Cavalier said:
    Nikhil - Love this one. At first I wished I could see more of the foreground, but then continuing to look at it I realized that the Milky Way was the subject and should be the standout in the shot. Great eye and technical ability. And by the way, your site holds some incredible photos.

    Yeah I am with you. I initially wanted to brighten it even more (and got some feedback from a few folks that wanted to see more) - but then decided that I wanted just enough to know what the FG is as the focus (as you rightly pointed out) is on the Milky Way. And thanks for the kind words about the website.

    Cheers,

  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Administrators Posts: 21,416 moderator

    Have you tried PhotoPills' Milkyway Planner feature? It's awesome!

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  • shniksshniks The Light Explorer Registered Users Posts: 919 Major grins

    @ian408 said:
    Have you tried PhotoPills' Milkyway Planner feature? It's awesome!

    Hi Ian - yes and I love it. In fact, I used it here too. :smile:

    Cheers,

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