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Celestine Prophecy II by aFeinPhoto-com Celestine Prophecy II by aFeinPhoto-com
"Celestine Prophecy II"

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Where to start with this image. This is one of my favorite locations on the island and hadnt been here in well over a year...wtf. With some free time on Saturday I was debating between 2 locations for sunset and ended here. While hiking down the trail I was thinking with the clear skies it would be fun to try a technique I've been meaning to give a whirl...combing one exposure for the landscape while being able to see the stars.

Taking out my fancy phone and using Star Walk I was able to find that the Milky Way would be in this approximate position just after sunset. So composed, set my exposure and waiting for the light to drop low enough to get the first shot...then wait...and wait. Finally got dark enough to get a shot of the stars but the Milky Way wasnt far enough over! Rats. Spent the next 90 min or so waiting for the 'cloud' to move across the sky in to my composition. While taking the exposure I thought it might be fun to immediately tilt up and take another to possible blend in to make a pano. The Milky Way was arching over the entire sky but alas couldnt get it all :P

The processing involved is kinda ridiculous and took me a while. The trick is to get the landscape image to look as night timey as possible. Blending them together was just a massive PITA and it's not perfect...but definitely printable...LARGE!

Thanks!
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cloudsman Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job! This is awesome.... I wonder what lens did you use.... aperture... time?
great! :clap:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
16-35.  30s 2.8 multiple techniques.  thanks!
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like a painting done for a fantasy story. Totally amazing.
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Very pretty image
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rainboww-horror Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
You've been featured in my new journal..(Link)!:squee:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Much thanks!
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rainboww-horror Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student General Artist
You are welcome! ^-^
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da-phil Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
dude, you have some really wicked processing going on here! when I'd approach a shot like this I'd use my big fat power flash-light to bring some light on the surrounding landscape, but this isn't perfect either as the flash-light wouldn't cast a beautiful light just like a sunset would do. to me this looks perfect, yeah, perfectly realistic in a sense!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks man. was a headache for sure. have some more versions i want to try too. thanks! :)
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2WinGs2ZioN Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat work right here, sir. Peace ;)
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