21 hours ago
**NIGHT 3/June 21 OF THE GREAT MILKY WAY CHASE**
Time to start processing these shots from the past month of the Great Milky Way Chase! It is still #MilkyWayMonday where I live, so here I am squeaking in under the wire to get my post up. I am going to work my way through each night in sequence... I already posted my shot from Night 1/June 19 - and I failed to shoot Night 2/June 20 - so on to Night 3!
I took a favorite country road up and over the south hills and into my most common Milky-Way chasing grounds. Right now, the hills are covered in #wheat that is growing tall and green as far as you can see. #LitbyLume , I used my Lume Cube to gently light this scene, using my khaki hoodie to reflect the light...
This image was too tall to fit the whole view, so I used the content-aware scale tool in Photoshop, which allowed me to reduce the height to an Instagram-friendly crop, without losing my foreground or sky details... Pretty cool tool, and shoutout to @tracyleephotos for the suggestion!
11 exposures stacked for NR
each 13 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 5,000
30 seconds, f/2.8, ISO 400
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