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Fall milky way, zodiacal lights & Saturn over El Roque, La Palma'
There is one good and obvious reason why the Observatory has been built at the very top of this dormant volcano: it is situated at 2400m of altitude and benefits from year-round dark and pure skies. Although there is still some light pollution from the El Paso area, and because it also receives humid air from the sea and also dust from the Sahara nearby, the air is of an unprecedented quality and it's very dark up there. You cannot see a thing and even the night sky is illuminating the foreground, which rarely happen because of the expansion of mankind and light pollution. The Observatory is comprised of several telescopes and parabolas including the MAGIC mirrors and the great telescope (GTC: Gran Telescopio Canarias). Although the area is off limits at night (I harshly found out last night ;) ), the area is accessible if you are willing to hike around the perimeter (200 m high). I took this gorgeous and pristine shot of the Fall milky way and its disappearing core, which was greeted by a brilliant display of zodiacal light (sunlit interplanetary dust) and Saturn setting as well ('yellow star'). I have rarely taken a shot this 'easy', meaning without that much post-process to reduce noise and increase contrasts, because the air is so pure and the airglow wasn't too strong that night.
Canon 6D modded + Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art, Vixen Polarie, Pure Night filter, 6 x 15'' tracked, ISO 6400, f/2.8
Hello all, Joe Neely again, this is my 3rd and final post for today's takeover.
As mentioned before, I am generally a wildlife and nature photographer and yadda yadda yadda. You can follow me at @jmneelyphotography Please do follow if you are interested in my kind of work, I'd greatly appreciate it. "Birth and Destruction"
This is Meteor Crater in Arizona. This was a dream of mine to take a photo of for a very long time. I had been thinking of how to do it and where to do it and had it all planned out just to learn that this particular area of the rim was not accessible to the public because technically Meteor crater doesn't own a lot of the area around the crater, its owned by a cattle ranch. I met a wonderful girl who was able to pull some strings for me and I gave me the opportunity to do this.
This is 10 image pano for the sky and a 10 image pano for the foreground. The foreground was done just after sunset while there was a slight glow and the sky done later at night well after dark. Then I blended my 2 panos together which was almost seamless. I hope to do some more stuff for them soon.
I used a Nikon D750 with the Tamron 15-30 2.8 SP VC
15mm - iso6400 - f2.8 -for 25seconds
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