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Mirima Arch…

by on Sep.22, 2015, under Life, Photography

Whilst overlooking Hidden Valley in Mirima National Park I continued my quest for Milky Way arches over the outback landscape.

The quarter moon was great for lighting the landscape during my panorama frames but was a real problem lighting up the background sky as well forcing me to shoot at a much lower ISO than I wanted.

The moon also presented a serious problem for those frames which included he moon or had strong flare from the moon. Shooting with such an extreme wide angle lens as the Samyang 14mm tends to mean flare is easy to occur.

NIKON D750 + 14.0 mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm, 30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 4000

I also figured I’d include myself in this arch panorama. There was a nice rocky outcrop close by sticking up into the frame just on the left of the arch so it was an ideal framing for me. The way the framing worked and the closeness of the outcrop also meant I wouldn’t appear minuscule in the extreme wide angle frame.

The end result was a stitch of nine (9) frames shot at 14mm and 30 sec @ f/2.8 and ISO 4000 (that was as high as I was willing to push the ISO this evening).

I’m saving this final image for an exhibition I’ll be doing with the Parallaxis group next year so this teaser will have to do till then sorry :)…

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