Friday, June 8, 2018

Car trails on PCH at sunset

Had to make a stop out at this viewpoint when I went camping at Leo Carrillo a few weeks ago since I was so close. Weren’t too many clouds by sunset but the colors hung around well after sunset for me to snag this long exposure of the cars winding down PCH. Happy weekend everyone.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Trona Pinnacles moonlit tufa

Here’s a single tufa shot under a crescent moon. The clouds looked like they were parting and I was able to get a glimpse of a good amount of stars along with the awesome patterns in the clouds. Trona still has a fair bit of light pollution as you can see on the left side of this shot. After I shot a few moonlit photo’s the clouds rolled in pretty thick and I called it a night. Nikon D750, Nikkor 14-24, f/2.8, 15 sec, ISO-1600.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Malibu Long Exposure car trails under the Milky Way

Chasing curves in Malibu. Been eyeing this one for a while so finally got around to doing it. This curve is wide with my 14mm barely fitting the entire curve in. I set up towards the tail end of twilight and just hoped I could catch a clean cartrail without too much flare and just my luck a truck with real low dim lights made its way around the bend giving me a clean trail with no flare. Shot the MW separately and combined the two. This one faces out SE so you get a bit of city light pollution on the left side. Not the darkest sky but still a shot I’ve wanted to snag.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Hot Creek, Mammoth Lakes

Probably the most steam I’ve seen coming up from Hot Creek and definitely the coldest trip out here so far. I was running in place in between exposures to try and stay warm. I shot this one as the first light of the day hit the peaks adding some nice warmth to the shot. Don’t think I’ve seen more snow on the range then this past winter trip. Definitely cool to see. Nikon D750, Nikkor 50mm 1.8, f/8, 1/15 sec, ISO-50

Monday, May 21, 2018

Panorama of the Milky Way over Trona Pinnacles

The Milky Way arches over the tufa pinnacles at Trona.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Trona Pinnacles tufa sunset

Here’s another look from Trona. Being up high gave me a 360 view which was great because the sky lit up in all directions. It was one of those after burns that started from the east making its way west so I followed the burn picking out different compositions. The lineup of these pinnacles were interesting as they gradually increased in height with the mountains providing a nice backdrop to go with the burn. Nikon 750, Nikkor 24-120, f/8, 0.6 sec, ISO-50

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Flat Rock Point vectorama, Palos Verdes sunset

The sky from this past Sunday was insane. This is a 2 shot vectorama bracketed for exposure and blended in Photoshop.