It's J.T. from @nightskyflying again! Here is my third and final image of the takeover, and this one is very special to me.
Earlier this year I traveled to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming where my brother and I went backcountry camping at a completely dark site. For the next 24 hours we did not encounter a single trace of humanity outside of our own campsite. No structures, noises, or lights - absolutely nothing! He and I were completely surrounded by nature and felt like we had the entire planet to ourselves. It was absolutely surreal!
I reprocessed this 3 AM picture recently after attending an imaging conference and was blown away by the results. My original attempt had been far too aggressive and destroyed most of the hidden gems in this image (take a look back in my IG gallery if you'd like to see the difference). When I actually tried processing the data with a softer touch, this incredible rainbow skyglow emerged. It is hard to believe that all of that stunning color is there when my eyes only saw the dark sky (it was Bortle Class 1, btw).
When I combine the absolute beauty of this image with the serenity of the experience, this is quite possibly my favorite exhibit in my gallery. For now... :)
Well, that brings my takeover to a close. Thank you so much to @universetoday for offering me this opportunity. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves, and feel free to continue to follow my account while I navigate life by the stars!
Location: Grand Teton National Park, WY, USA
Camera: Canon 6D Mk II
Lens: Sigma Art 24mm
Tripod: Neewer carbon fiber
6x13" Subs, f1.4, ISO 3200
Sky stacked in Deep Sky Stacker
Ground stacked in Photoshop (same subs as the sky)
Sky and ground realigned in photoshop after stacking
Exposure, noise, and saturation adjusted in Lightroom
Levels, curves, and cropping adjusted in Photoshop
The intricacies of realism comes to play with each meteor pass knowing each wish does nothing and yet, we keep on wishing nevertheless. Must be the inner directive to search for all signs of hope. Must be us telling ourselves there's always a chance. We'll never know.
PS: How many wishes do you get during a meteor shower?
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