Stephen Walasavage at Fourth Lake...

Stephen Walasavage at Fourth Lake…

Stephen Walasavage at Fourth Lake...

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From Stephen about this image:

The Milky Way setting over Fourth Lake in the Adirondacks. This was a little over a year ago; my main focus in photography until then had always been daytime landscape shots. After reading about star photography though, I was very excited to get out there and try it. I wish I had my own personal portrait photographer to capture the look on my face after my first long exposure of the Milky Way… I could barely believe my eyes! The core of the Milky was there, glowing in all its glory, with the orange-tinted Antares star just to the right.

For this shot, I used a Canon 6D with Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens. I had the aperture wide open at f/1.4, with ISO 1600, for 13 seconds. This short duration definitely helps avoid star trails, though the optimal time varies from lens to lens. I noticed some spooky fog out over the lake, so I used my flashlight to illuminate it during the last few seconds of the exposure. Lastly, I processed the shot in Lightroom to get it to look exactly how I felt out there, alone in the dark…

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