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Bill Wood

Bill Wood 

Amateur Landscape Photographer

Occupation: Amateur landscape photographer

Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Bill Wood has been at 13 events

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jany viala25,243 Hello friends Amateur or professional photographer. Opening page +A.P.A.P.Cascade, Waterfall  For CASCADE event. Yes! I said well, waterfall.   no landscape, no city, or else! one photo per person, the best photo will share in for this page, and for some in Grand talent thank you, you who always support my the event and for you. I want to see your most beautiful waterfall. 15 days to get there.+A.P.A.P.Cascade, Waterfall2015-10-16 19:00:0097  
Margaret Tompkins149,750*Landscape Photography Community:  In the Still of the Night* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a night time element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 26, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #15 In the Still of the Night2014-05-19 22:00:00416  
Margaret Tompkins149,750*Landscape Photography Community:  You Are My Sunshine* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a sun element. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, May 12, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest #14: You Are My Sunshine2014-05-05 22:00:00444  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/E6PQtj.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest.  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos   #photo_exchange_club   #topgplusphotographers   #PEC   #beautifulpictures  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-05-04 17:00:00224  
Curating Attention Economy Content19,500*Take a moment to +1 and Share this Event!*  All G+ public can vote and comment on photos!!  Click "View all photos" and pick your favorites! *_4 EASY RULES:_* 1. You *must register here* >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba to enter 2. Photos *must be posted publicly on G+ within the last 14 days* 3. Enter *only one photo* in the Contest 4. Original work only, submitted by *original photographer* _The photo *posted within the last 2 weeks* does not necessarily have to be *taken* in the last 2 weeks._   A photo = still shot; not gifs, animations, etc.  Previous winning photos of this contest are excluded. Deadline for entry is Sunday morning, sooner is better because *the photo with the *most +1s _and comments*_ here wins!*  Votes (+1s) are accepted for 1 hour past Event notification, unless otherwise posted.   Administered by Malthus John.  Other questions?  Ask in the Circle-Photo share post!  >>http://goo.gl/9K5vba.  Entry constitutes permission to post the photos as winners of the contest. Check out last week's winners >>TBA... 1st Place - * * 2nd Place - * * 3rd Place - * * Honorable Mention - *TBA...* *These 3 (placed) photographers will sit out for 1 week*, and will select an "Honorable Mention" next week with Malthus John. 2014 PEC Winners Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/pzCz4B New 2014 PEC Honorable Mentions Album >>http://goo.gl/b9o9LA Also see the 2013 Winner's Photo Album >>http://goo.gl/prDTcA You need to be a member of the PEC, or a guest..  Anyone in the PEC can also invite more guests (they still need to register!).  Please explain/translate as needed! #photographycontest   #photo_exchange_club   #photo_of_the_week   #bestgplusphotos   #topgplusphotographers   #PEC   #beautifulpictures  G+ PEC Photo of the Week Contest / Show2014-04-27 17:00:00225  
Jay Patel1,644,550Listen to Judges as they share their thoughts about the winning entries about the LPC Contest # 12: Stormy. *Guest Panel* @101145980349117737014, @115105647022907007398, @107958599012052618167, @112961726029592953039, @107966882909890746557, @108282030896586954114 LPC Contest # 12: Stormy - Discussion with the Judges2014-04-19 04:00:00274  
Margaret Tompkins149,750*Landscape Photography Community:  Stormy* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community and there are no limits on follower count.  We welcome the millionaires!! 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph and it must feature a stormy element such as sky, wind, clouds, rain, lightening, etc. 5) There is NO VOTING for this contest!  Several of our senior moderators have volunteered to judge this contest.  They are experienced judges of photography events and their decision is final. 6) Photos must be posted no later than Monday, April 14, 2014, 3 pm CDT.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 3 pm CDT. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC Contest # 12: Stormy2014-04-07 22:00:00462  
Google Photos6,330,506Often times, traveling to far-and-away places brings along a certain level of anxiety and unease. Maybe it is the language barrier or the tendency to shy away from unfamiliar situations. These things are all part of the adventure that is Travel Photography! In this episode, our panel of photographers will share their experiences while traveling around the world and share tips on how you can help yourself get those beautiful images while abroad. This week's panel includes: +Brian Matiash - Host & Google+ Photos Community Manager +Elia Locardi - Accomplished travel photographer +Vincent Mo - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer +Dave Cohen - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer *For those who can't make the live event - We've Got You Covered!* This episode will be recorded and made available to watch on-demand after its conclusion. Banner Image © +Elia LocardiEpisode 03: Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air - Strangers In A Strange Land2013-04-30 22:00:00229  
Jay Patel1,644,550*Theme:* Fog or Mist *Description:* All recommended content by Landscape Photography community include Fog and/or mist in the photograph is eligible for entry in the contest. Recommended content for Landscape Photography Community is listed at: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101145980349117737014/posts/TZUtoA5YuJh *Contest Start:* 12:00 AM EST Jan 14, 2013 *Contest End:* 11:30 PM EST Jan 31, 2013 __All entries must be submitted within the above time frame. *Prize:* 1 Year Pro Membership for +SmugMug  *Contest Rules* *#1:* ALL entries should include the following information. You can submit this information in comments.  __Equipment (Camera, Lens, Tripod, Filters):  __Exposure:  __Processing Software: __Workflow: Tell us something about how this photograph was captured and processed. Any entry that does not include the above information will be disqualified. You can include additional technical information if you like. Here is a sample entry: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0opkit1839mqj9pqe2tq3tojmo/101145980349117737014/5833267883587051554 *#2:* All entries must be posted within the contest (it should show up under contest's photo page). Any entries posted outside of the contest is are not eligible for the contest.   *#3:* All entries must be relevant toward contest theme. Any entries not relevant to the contest theme will be disqualified. *#4:* Only one entry is allowed per participant. You can change your entry any time you like, but it must be done before the contest ends. Any participants submitting more than one entry will be disqualified. *#5:* All photos must be original content. Participants cannot share some else's work. *#6:* Decision of the judges is final.  *#7:* We encourage everyone to leave comments and ask question about the entries.  *#8:* You have to be a member of the Photo Tips or Landscape Photography Community to win the prize. Enjoy & Share. ____________Contest: Fog & Mist2013-02-01 05:30:00269  
Jay Patel1,644,550Conversion to B/W and Selective Sharpening are often used in our Fine Art workflows. +Varina Patel and I use +Nik Software (Silver EFex, Sharpner Pro) to help us in performing this function. We will share our workflow for B/W conversion and Selective Sharpening during this live event.  Click on the Link below to register for the event:Free Webinar: Fine Art Workflow with Jay & Varina Patel2012-12-13 02:30:00190  
Mathew Hanley21,896Upload as many as you like, just for fun showcase your workShow us your best shot2012-12-06 20:00:00253  
Carra Riley54,840Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012 Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too! Google+ friends sponsoring this event @111983961140937248134  Canada   @116905863525318361853   Arizona @117978225340034837729  Chicagoland Illinois @107463194690369779643  Florida  @108210288375340023376  Colorado   @113129299593678810557   Israel  @110314870942359593103  France @106049828009478130206  California  @107958599012052618167   Kansas City, Missouri  @103236949470535942612  Switzerland  @103698889037599783920  from midwest USA and @107617466014078748111  from Rhode Island USA @108274011286866375808  from Malaysia is helping with creating the final #peaceday  Circles   Thank you Vince!   @110314870942359593103 from #France  is personal friends with the Founder of @114229915466266170391  and the actual person who got the UN to recognize #PeaceDay  in 2002, Jeremy Gilley. There will be a LIVE from #London  event live streaming on youtube on the actual Peace Day, Friday, September 21, 2012.   Less than 5 hours away.... attend #PeaceDay with the founder Jeremy Gilley  Be part of the live streaming from London: "....headline performance from Elton John in his only London show this year plus performances from James Morrison, 2CELLOS and introductions by Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassador, Jude Law and Lily Cole. The show is set to be the biggest event of Peace One Day’s groundbreaking 13-year history and you can watch it on our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/peaceoneday) and on the @114229915466266170391 page." The UN link shares a bit more about the International Day of Peace also known as #PeaceDay "I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together ...... sustainable development, sustainable peace… and a secure future for all." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIhF_GRLIQ  UN #peaceday support video!   Much more about the Peace Day and link to all events around the world. http://peaceoneday.org "The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982........ Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense." *Join in shaPeace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00625  
Mountain Photos7,765*Best Mountain Photos Contest | September 2012* _*We had a great fun with the last photo contest and had a chance to see a lot of fascinating mountain photos. (Check it out at http://goo.gl/Lwki8) One week from now it's the first Wednesday of September and the time to have some more fun again, mountain photo lovers!*_ *Status*: Open for +Mountain Photos Theme Page Followers *Theme*: Mountain Photos *Rules*: In order to participate you need to be a follower (circler) of +Mountain Photos Theme Page (required to enable the page to interact with your posts). You can *upload only one (1) entry of your original photo which you own the copyright of*. There is no shooting date restriction for photos, your new or older shots will do.  For a fair deal, all uploads must be made afresh/anew limited from the Event page and all votes must be provided from the Event page only. (_If you upload your photo directly to the event from your disk without first uploading to post or album, you can avoid plusses from outside the event_). You should also not tag your entry with any theme page. If an entry receives plusses from outside the event page, e.g. the owners profile page or albums, it will be removed without being rated and the owners will have a chance to upload their entry over again. If anyone does not abide by the rules, they will be removed from the event and they will have to ask for an invitation to participate again. There is no occurrence of an error or violation of rules when your entry shows up in your personal stream with the intro: "Added *1* photo to Best Mountain Photos Contest | September 2012 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page. *Durations*: Photo submission will start on Wednesday, September 5th 10:00 PM GMT when the red "+Add photos" button will be available on top of this event page. It will remain active for a one week period until September 12th, Wednesday 10:00 PM when the submission is closed and voting phase continues for another two days. During the period of submission, G+ users can be invited to add photos and to vote. (Use gray "Invite more people" button on the upper right side of this event page.) *Voting & Assessment*: The jury is the audience including the competitors themselves. Voting is open from the beginning until the end of event on September 14th, Friday 10:00 PM (GMT). During this period anyone can vote and invite G+ users to vote by as much as +1's to their favorite pictures. (Participants are free to vote for their own submissions.) All votings must be made only from the Event Page. *Results*: At the end of voting, the current state of the votes will be noted automatically by G+ and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners will be listed as Event Highlights on top of the Event Page. Top four photos will also be announced to public on +Mountain Photos page and besides, the Circle of "Best Mountain Photo Competitors | September 2012" will be shared publicly. So, all mountain photo lovers are welcomed to enjoy this great event!Best Mountain Photos Contest | September 2012 | by Mountain Photos Theme Page2012-09-04 23:00:00156  

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2015-10-16 13:11:35 (60 comments; 27 reshares; 243 +1s)Open 

View large to see millions of stars reflected in pond.
This is Slate Run Park just 15 miles from downtown Columbus.  It is getting toward morning (5:48AM) so the sky is not at its darkest, but the stars can easily be seen despite the upcoming sunrise and the light pollution from Columbus.
Sony A7II ISO 3200 24mm, f/2.8@10seconds Rokinon 24mm f/1.4  lens

Tip of the Day:

When you shoot wide open at night, that is when your f-stop number is as small as your lens will go, you are likely to get vignetting.  Vignetting is when the edges of your image are dark.  If you close down 1 stop you will get less vignetting (that is make the f-number bigger).   Of course if you close down one stop you will have to counter that decrease in light with a 1 stop increase in either ISO or exposure time, or a combo of the two.  Sounds confusing but experiment with it and see which resultyou li... more »

Most reshares: 43

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2016-03-31 18:23:13 (24 comments; 43 reshares; 147 +1s)Open 

This is Dead Horse State Park in Utah at sunset.

Sony A7II ISO 200, 27mm, f/11@1/250sec.  Lightroom CC processing.

Most plusones: 282

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2015-10-12 13:09:47 (36 comments; 25 reshares; 282 +1s)Open 

Milky Way at Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio last night.
Do you have to have super dark skies to get a shot like this?  No.  
This location is only about 10 miles from Zanesville and 60 from Columbus.  Lots of light pollution but plenty of stars can be seen with proper equipment and technique: 

*  Use a tripod and a fast lens (f/4.0 or faster).  
*  Set your camera to manual (you will not be able to autofocus in the dark).  
*  Set shutter release for a 2 or 10 second delay or use a remote release to avoid camera shake.  
*  Set f-stop to widest available, ISO to 6400 and exposure length to 30 seconds.  You can adjust this as needed.
*  Set your distance to infinity. A starting point, you can adjust this later if needed.
*  Remove all filters.  
*  Shoot RAW image quality.  You do not want the camera to process the image at all.
* Cover your view... more »

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2016-04-17 14:38:54 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-17 14:36:21 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 62 +1s)Open 

Happy Sunday to all my friends on G+.  Just got back from trip to 3 National Parks in Utah.
This is Canyonlands National Park in Eastern Utah.  View point is near the Green River Overlook.  I also went to Arches and Capitol Reef NPs.

Sony A7II ISO 100, 35mm, f/11@1/40sec.  Lightroom CC processing.

Happy Sunday to all my friends on G+.  Just got back from trip to 3 National Parks in Utah.
This is Canyonlands National Park in Eastern Utah.  View point is near the Green River Overlook.  I also went to Arches and Capitol Reef NPs.

Sony A7II ISO 100, 35mm, f/11@1/40sec.  Lightroom CC processing.___

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2016-04-17 14:34:29 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 103 +1s)Open 

Happy Sunday to all my friends on G+.  Just got back from trip to 3 National Parks in Utah.
This is Canyonlands National Park in Eastern Utah.  View point is near the Green River Overlook.  I also went to Arches and Capitol Reef NPs.

Sony A7II ISO 100, 35mm, f/11@1/40sec.  Lightroom CC processing.

Happy Sunday to all my friends on G+.  Just got back from trip to 3 National Parks in Utah.
This is Canyonlands National Park in Eastern Utah.  View point is near the Green River Overlook.  I also went to Arches and Capitol Reef NPs.

Sony A7II ISO 100, 35mm, f/11@1/40sec.  Lightroom CC processing.___

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2016-04-05 18:25:29 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Hello boys and girls.  This is Mesa Arch in Canyonland National Park in Utah.  The rising sun is just about to disappear behind the arch.

Sony A7II, ISO 200, 16mm, f/19@1/350sec.  Lightroom CC processing.

Hello boys and girls.  This is Mesa Arch in Canyonland National Park in Utah.  The rising sun is just about to disappear behind the arch.

Sony A7II, ISO 200, 16mm, f/19@1/350sec.  Lightroom CC processing.___

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2016-04-05 18:24:05 (12 comments; 26 reshares; 156 +1s)Open 

Hello boys and girls.  This is Mesa Arch in Canyonland National Park in Utah.  The rising sun is just about to disappear behind the arch.

Sony A7II, ISO 200, 16mm, f/19@1/350sec.  Lightroom CC processing.

Hello boys and girls.  This is Mesa Arch in Canyonland National Park in Utah.  The rising sun is just about to disappear behind the arch.

Sony A7II, ISO 200, 16mm, f/19@1/350sec.  Lightroom CC processing.___

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2016-04-04 14:00:13 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 69 +1s)Open 

 
Good morning all my friends on +Landscape Photography Community   This is the magnificent Dead Horse Point State Park which is located between Arches and Canyonland National Parks in Utah.  The Colorado River can be seen winding its way 2000 feet below.

Sony A7ii, iso200, 16mm, f/11@1/500sec.  Lightroom CC processing.

 
Good morning all my friends on +Landscape Photography Community   This is the magnificent Dead Horse Point State Park which is located between Arches and Canyonland National Parks in Utah.  The Colorado River can be seen winding its way 2000 feet below.

Sony A7ii, iso200, 16mm, f/11@1/500sec.  Lightroom CC processing.___

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2016-04-04 13:56:51 (30 comments; 11 reshares; 144 +1s)Open 

Good morning all my friends on G+.  This is the magnificent Dead Horse Point State Park which is located between Arches and Canyonland National Parks in Utah.  The Colorado River can be seen winding its way 2000 feet below.

Sony A7ii, iso200, 16mm, f/11@1/500sec.  Lightroom CC processing.

Good morning all my friends on G+.  This is the magnificent Dead Horse Point State Park which is located between Arches and Canyonland National Parks in Utah.  The Colorado River can be seen winding its way 2000 feet below.

Sony A7ii, iso200, 16mm, f/11@1/500sec.  Lightroom CC processing.___

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2016-04-03 13:01:02 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

Good morning +Landscape Photography Community friends.    A happy and peaceful Sunday to you all.
This continues my Wall Street section of Arches National Park series.  I hope you enjoy these images.

Sony A7II, ISO 100, 16mm, f/16@1/30sec.  Lightroom CC processing.

Good morning +Landscape Photography Community friends.    A happy and peaceful Sunday to you all.
This continues my Wall Street section of Arches National Park series.  I hope you enjoy these images.

Sony A7II, ISO 100, 16mm, f/16@1/30sec.  Lightroom CC processing.___

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2016-04-03 12:59:27 (21 comments; 14 reshares; 115 +1s)Open 

Good morning Googlesters!!  A happy and peaceful Sunday to you all.
This continues my Wall Street section of Arches National Park series.  I hope you enjoy these images.

Sony A7II, ISO 100, 16mm, f/16@1/30sec.  Lightroom CC processing.

Good morning Googlesters!!  A happy and peaceful Sunday to you all.
This continues my Wall Street section of Arches National Park series.  I hope you enjoy these images.

Sony A7II, ISO 100, 16mm, f/16@1/30sec.  Lightroom CC processing.___

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2016-04-02 21:34:17 (11 comments; 19 reshares; 140 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-02 20:25:59 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 110 +1s)Open 

Hi everyone.  This is the Wall Street section of Arches National Park just after sunrise.

Sony A7II, ISO 100, 16mm, f/11@1/250sec. Lightroom CC  adjustment.

Hi everyone.  This is the Wall Street section of Arches National Park just after sunrise.

Sony A7II, ISO 100, 16mm, f/11@1/250sec. Lightroom CC  adjustment.___

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2016-03-31 18:30:39 (13 comments; 5 reshares; 151 +1s)Open 

Dead Horse State Park in Utah at sunset.

Dead Horse State Park in Utah at sunset.___

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2016-03-31 18:23:13 (24 comments; 43 reshares; 147 +1s)Open 

This is Dead Horse State Park in Utah at sunset.

Sony A7II ISO 200, 27mm, f/11@1/250sec.  Lightroom CC processing.

This is Dead Horse State Park in Utah at sunset.

Sony A7II ISO 200, 27mm, f/11@1/250sec.  Lightroom CC processing.___

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2016-03-30 10:01:32 (13 comments; 2 reshares; 60 +1s)Open 

Good morning everyone.  This is Broken Arch in Utah's Arches National Park.
Make sure you shoot in the RAW setting so you can capture all the magnificent colors of the rock!
Sony A7II ISO 100, 20mm, f/13@1/60sec.  Lightroom CC processing.

Good morning everyone.  This is Broken Arch in Utah's Arches National Park.
Make sure you shoot in the RAW setting so you can capture all the magnificent colors of the rock!
Sony A7II ISO 100, 20mm, f/13@1/60sec.  Lightroom CC processing.___

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2016-03-30 09:59:57 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 123 +1s)Open 

Good morning everyone.  This is Broken Arch in Utah's Arches National Park.
Make sure you shoot in the RAW setting so you can capture all the magnificent colors of the rock!
Sony A7II ISO 100, 20mm, f/13@1/60sec.  Lightroom CC processing.

Good morning everyone.  This is Broken Arch in Utah's Arches National Park.
Make sure you shoot in the RAW setting so you can capture all the magnificent colors of the rock!
Sony A7II ISO 100, 20mm, f/13@1/60sec.  Lightroom CC processing.___

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2016-03-29 09:27:14 (12 comments; 10 reshares; 123 +1s)Open 

Early morning clouds and reflections of Columbus, Ohio skyline.

Early morning clouds and reflections of Columbus, Ohio skyline.___

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2016-03-28 11:40:38 (20 comments; 15 reshares; 112 +1s)Open 

 Along the Athabaska River near Jasper, Alberta, Canada.  The sunrises on this trip were the most beautiful I have ever seen.
No color adjustments, pumped up the shadows to separate the tree tops in the mid-ground.  Processing LR CC.

 Along the Athabaska River near Jasper, Alberta, Canada.  The sunrises on this trip were the most beautiful I have ever seen.
No color adjustments, pumped up the shadows to separate the tree tops in the mid-ground.  Processing LR CC.___

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2016-03-28 11:38:44 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 61 +1s)Open 

Along the Athabaska River near Jasper, Alberta, Canada.  The sunrises on this trip were the most beautiful I have ever seen.
No color adjustments, pumped up the shadows to separate the tree tops in the mid-ground.  Processing LR CC.

Canon 7D, ISO 100, 24mm, f/3.5@1/30sec

Along the Athabaska River near Jasper, Alberta, Canada.  The sunrises on this trip were the most beautiful I have ever seen.
No color adjustments, pumped up the shadows to separate the tree tops in the mid-ground.  Processing LR CC.

Canon 7D, ISO 100, 24mm, f/3.5@1/30sec___

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2016-03-27 00:27:39 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

This is Columbus, Ohio skyline in the  very early morning.

Sony A7II, ISO 3200, 20mm, f/8.0@1.3sec. 

I liked the structure of the clouds so I made  a relatively short exposure to keep their detail.  A long exposure would have smoothed them out and changed their impact.  Either way is acceptable, it is your choice.  Next time you are out in a situation like this, experiment by taking short and long exposures and see which you like best.  For your long exposures, if you are using a DSLR remember to cover your viewfinder so you avoid light leakage onto your sensor.

This is Columbus, Ohio skyline in the  very early morning.

Sony A7II, ISO 3200, 20mm, f/8.0@1.3sec. 

I liked the structure of the clouds so I made  a relatively short exposure to keep their detail.  A long exposure would have smoothed them out and changed their impact.  Either way is acceptable, it is your choice.  Next time you are out in a situation like this, experiment by taking short and long exposures and see which you like best.  For your long exposures, if you are using a DSLR remember to cover your viewfinder so you avoid light leakage onto your sensor.___

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2016-03-26 13:32:04 (24 comments; 5 reshares; 84 +1s)Open 

Hi, all my Google+ers.  I hope your Saturday is wonderful.

This is basically the same view of the Columbus skyline, except for the lack of clouds in this image and the longer exposure.  Notice the difference in the water.  At 10 seconds the water is smooth and gives crystal clear reflections.  Slower speeds like the 1.3 second exposure in yesterday's image gives the water a texture.  Completely different mood and feeling to these images even though they are the same subject.  You might want to try a project in which you photograph the same subject at different times of day, different f-stops, etc. to see the results you get. 

Whatever you do, go out with your camera and take pictures with a purpose.  And have fun.

Sony A7II, ISO 200, 34mm, f/8.0@10sec.

Hi, all my Google+ers.  I hope your Saturday is wonderful.

This is basically the same view of the Columbus skyline, except for the lack of clouds in this image and the longer exposure.  Notice the difference in the water.  At 10 seconds the water is smooth and gives crystal clear reflections.  Slower speeds like the 1.3 second exposure in yesterday's image gives the water a texture.  Completely different mood and feeling to these images even though they are the same subject.  You might want to try a project in which you photograph the same subject at different times of day, different f-stops, etc. to see the results you get. 

Whatever you do, go out with your camera and take pictures with a purpose.  And have fun.

Sony A7II, ISO 200, 34mm, f/8.0@10sec.___

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2016-03-25 12:05:12 (40 comments; 23 reshares; 133 +1s)Open 

Good morning everyone.  I hope your Friday is productive and peaceful.

This is my Columbus, Ohio Skyline in the  very early morning.

Sony A7II, ISO 3200, 20mm, f/8.0@1.3sec.  I liked the structure of the clouds so I did a relatively short exposure to keep their detail.  A long exposure would have smoothed them out and changed their impact.  Either way is acceptable, it is your choice.  Next time you are out in a situation like this, experiment by taking short and long exposures and see which you like best.  For your long exposures, if you are using a DSLR remember to cover your viewfinder so you avoid light leakage onto your sensor.

Good morning everyone.  I hope your Friday is productive and peaceful.

This is my Columbus, Ohio Skyline in the  very early morning.

Sony A7II, ISO 3200, 20mm, f/8.0@1.3sec.  I liked the structure of the clouds so I did a relatively short exposure to keep their detail.  A long exposure would have smoothed them out and changed their impact.  Either way is acceptable, it is your choice.  Next time you are out in a situation like this, experiment by taking short and long exposures and see which you like best.  For your long exposures, if you are using a DSLR remember to cover your viewfinder so you avoid light leakage onto your sensor.___

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2016-03-24 15:15:06 (16 comments; 4 reshares; 50 +1s)Open 

Columbus, Ohio skyline through the looking glass.

Hi, everyone.  Long time no see...where ya been?
Burned out as usual.  Always tell myself I'm not going to do it this time, but it always happens.  We'll see.  In the mean time I hope to post every day, but for the time-being no curating.  Thanks for looking.  Any comments or criticisms are always welcome.

Sony A7II, ISO 100, 16mm, f/9.0@1/100sec.

Columbus, Ohio skyline through the looking glass.

Hi, everyone.  Long time no see...where ya been?
Burned out as usual.  Always tell myself I'm not going to do it this time, but it always happens.  We'll see.  In the mean time I hope to post every day, but for the time-being no curating.  Thanks for looking.  Any comments or criticisms are always welcome.

Sony A7II, ISO 100, 16mm, f/9.0@1/100sec.___

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2015-12-19 17:25:22 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 112 +1s)Open 

Wonderful ART sculpture at Columbus College of Art and Design.

Wonderful ART sculpture at Columbus College of Art and Design.___

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2015-12-18 15:18:22 (19 comments; 22 reshares; 216 +1s)Open 

Early morning looking across the Scioto River and the Broad Street Bridge to LeVeque Tower on the left.

Early morning looking across the Scioto River and the Broad Street Bridge to LeVeque Tower on the left.___

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2015-11-11 17:10:52 (33 comments; 3 reshares; 130 +1s)Open 

Spider geometry in the fog.
Good morning all.  This is under the Broad Street bridge in Columbus, Ohio. 
Sony A7II iso 100, 35mm, f/13@1/10 sec. 














#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +DougHagad... more »

Spider geometry in the fog.
Good morning all.  This is under the Broad Street bridge in Columbus, Ohio. 
Sony A7II iso 100, 35mm, f/13@1/10 sec. 














#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner


#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS

+Long Exposure #longexposurephotography  +Gemma Costa  +Rob Heron

#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment

+MOTHER NATURE - beautiful and dangerous  +Gemma Costa ___

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2015-10-29 17:31:42 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

Delaware Lake sunrise in Ohio.
Sony A7II iso 3200, 21mm, f/4@25sec.
Processing using Luminosity Masks in PSCC.

Delaware Lake sunrise in Ohio.
Sony A7II iso 3200, 21mm, f/4@25sec.
Processing using Luminosity Masks in PSCC.___

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2015-10-29 17:10:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Sorry I haven't posted here in forever...I misplaced my glasses.

Delaware Lake sunrise,
Sony A7II iso 3200, 21mm, f/4@25seconds
Processed using Luminosity Masks in PSCC

Sorry I haven't posted here in forever...I misplaced my glasses.

Delaware Lake sunrise,
Sony A7II iso 3200, 21mm, f/4@25seconds
Processed using Luminosity Masks in PSCC___

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2015-10-29 17:05:26 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Delaware Lake sunrise in Ohio

Sony A7II iso 3200, 21mm, f4@25seconds. Luminosity Mask processing in PSCC.

Delaware Lake sunrise in Ohio

Sony A7II iso 3200, 21mm, f4@25seconds. Luminosity Mask processing in PSCC.___

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2015-10-29 16:57:36 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 52 +1s)Open 

Morning on Delaware Lake in Ohio.

Morning on Delaware Lake in Ohio.___

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2015-10-29 13:50:50 (45 comments; 13 reshares; 202 +1s)Open 

Hi everyone.  Sunrise over Delaware Lake.  I am starting to learn how to use Luminosity Masks.  They seem to be a great aid in image development.  If you have experience with them let me know how you feel about them.
Sony A7II ISO 3200, 21mm, f4/25sec









#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips+Jeff ... more »

Hi everyone.  Sunrise over Delaware Lake.  I am starting to learn how to use Luminosity Masks.  They seem to be a great aid in image development.  If you have experience with them let me know how you feel about them.
Sony A7II ISO 3200, 21mm, f4/25sec









#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS

+Long Exposure #102801450552129335285 +Gemma Costa  +Rob Heron

#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment
+MOTHER NATURE - beautiful and dangerous +Edith Kukla 
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi ___

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2015-10-25 13:40:02 (31 comments; 16 reshares; 146 +1s)Open 

Good morning to all my Google Plus friends.  This is downtown Columbus, Ohio early this morning just before 6AM.  The city lights give a warm, soothing cast to the scene, I think.
Sony A7II iso 3200, 34mm,  f/8@1/12sec.


Today's Tip:

Shoot RAW if you can.  Then in post processing you can change the color temperature if you wish.  The color cast here is from the mercury lamps.  To remove the color cast if you wish, grab the eye-dropper tool,  hold it over a place in the photo that is neutral grey, like the tower and click.  Or you can go to the White Balance drop down menu and cycle through the settings to see which fits your vision.


















#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +KrzysztofFelczak... more »

Good morning to all my Google Plus friends.  This is downtown Columbus, Ohio early this morning just before 6AM.  The city lights give a warm, soothing cast to the scene, I think.
Sony A7II iso 3200, 34mm,  f/8@1/12sec.


Today's Tip:

Shoot RAW if you can.  Then in post processing you can change the color temperature if you wish.  The color cast here is from the mercury lamps.  To remove the color cast if you wish, grab the eye-dropper tool,  hold it over a place in the photo that is neutral grey, like the tower and click.  Or you can go to the White Balance drop down menu and cycle through the settings to see which fits your vision.


















#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS

+Long Exposure #102801450552129335285 +Gemma Costa  +Rob Heron

#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment

+MOTHER NATURE - beautiful and dangerous +Edith Kukla 

#breakfastartclub +Breakfast Art Club by +Simply Arlie
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes curated by +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser 
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Roman Kruglov and +Nader El Assy
#BTPCityscapePro – +BTP Cityscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Dan Shehan (D3CityPics)
#BTPArchitecturePro – +BTP Architecture Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Aamir Shahzad___

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2015-10-22 13:09:37 (24 comments; 18 reshares; 178 +1s)Open 

Good morning to my GPlus friends.  Predawn light on Delaware Lake just north of Delaware, Ohio.
Sony A7II iso 3200, 16mm, f/4@25seconds 

Tip of the day:

Expose so that the data on your histogram is up to but not touching the right side.  This will not only give you more data in your highlights, but you will also be able to open up your shadows without introducing too much noise.

















#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by+Davi... more »

Good morning to my GPlus friends.  Predawn light on Delaware Lake just north of Delaware, Ohio.
Sony A7II iso 3200, 16mm, f/4@25seconds 

Tip of the day:

Expose so that the data on your histogram is up to but not touching the right side.  This will not only give you more data in your highlights, but you will also be able to open up your shadows without introducing too much noise.

















#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS

+Long Exposure #102801450552129335285 +Gemma Costa  +Rob Heron

#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment
#longexposurethursday +LongExposure Thursday by +Francesco Gola +Luca Gerardi 

+Promote Photography  #promotephotography  +Edith Kukla +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva +Gittan Beheydt ___

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2015-10-21 14:00:54 (33 comments; 13 reshares; 174 +1s)Open 

Good morning my friends.  Early morning at Delaware State Park a few miles north of Columbus, Ohio.  The two brightest stars are Venus and Jupiter.  Even though is is very nearly dawn, if you click to get the larger version you will see millions of stars.
Sony A7II iso 3200, 16mm, f/4@15sec Lightroom  processing.

Tip of the Day:  

The darker the night sky the brighter the stars appear.  
*  For best results go out after Astronomical Twilight (about 1 1/2 hour after sunset).  
*  Shoot wide open (smallest f-stop number you lens has).
*  Do not use longer than 30 second exposure.
*  Cover your viewfinder if you have a DSLR.  If you have a mirrorless camera this is not necessary.
*  See my previous posts for many additional tips that will help you to successfully make wonderful star and Milky Way photos.







more »

Good morning my friends.  Early morning at Delaware State Park a few miles north of Columbus, Ohio.  The two brightest stars are Venus and Jupiter.  Even though is is very nearly dawn, if you click to get the larger version you will see millions of stars.
Sony A7II iso 3200, 16mm, f/4@15sec Lightroom  processing.

Tip of the Day:  

The darker the night sky the brighter the stars appear.  
*  For best results go out after Astronomical Twilight (about 1 1/2 hour after sunset).  
*  Shoot wide open (smallest f-stop number you lens has).
*  Do not use longer than 30 second exposure.
*  Cover your viewfinder if you have a DSLR.  If you have a mirrorless camera this is not necessary.
*  See my previous posts for many additional tips that will help you to successfully make wonderful star and Milky Way photos.




















#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS

+Long Exposure #102801450552129335285 +Gemma Costa  +Rob Heron

#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment

+MOTHER NATURE - beautiful and dangerous  +Edith Kukla 

#breakfastartclub +Breakfast Art Club by +Simply Arlie___

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2015-10-20 17:49:43 (39 comments; 10 reshares; 162 +1s)Open 

Pre-dawn sky and reflection.  Lake Logan southeast of Columbus this morning.
Sony A7II iso 50, 24mm, 1/30sec


















Curator(s): +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson
G+ Page : +Tree Tuesday 
#breakfastartclub +Breakfast Art Club by +Simply Arlie
+MOTHER NATURE - beautiful and dangerous +Edith Kukla 
#inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser 
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein
#BTPLan... more »

Pre-dawn sky and reflection.  Lake Logan southeast of Columbus this morning.
Sony A7II iso 50, 24mm, 1/30sec


















Curator(s): +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson
G+ Page : +Tree Tuesday 
#breakfastartclub +Breakfast Art Club by +Simply Arlie
+MOTHER NATURE - beautiful and dangerous +Edith Kukla 
#inthelight +In the Light by +andi rivarola
#hqspmotion  +HQSP Motion curated by +Melania Pierce and +Anja Wessels
#hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by +Dirk Müller +Nico Kaiser 
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS

+Long Exposure #102801450552129335285 +Gemma Costa  +Rob Heron

#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment

+ShowYourBestWork  #showyourbestwork  ___

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2015-10-19 19:35:27 (58 comments; 14 reshares; 198 +1s)Open 

Good afternoon GooglePlussers.  This morning I visited Lake Logan in southeast Ohio.  The fog rising from the lake is colored by lights around the lake.
Sony A7II ISO 3200, 24mm, f/4.0@20seconds. Lightroom processing.


















#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood+Tony... more »

Good afternoon GooglePlussers.  This morning I visited Lake Logan in southeast Ohio.  The fog rising from the lake is colored by lights around the lake.
Sony A7II ISO 3200, 24mm, f/4.0@20seconds. Lightroom processing.


















#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS

+Long Exposure #102801450552129335285 +Gemma Costa  +Rob Heron

#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment
+MOTHER NATURE - beautiful and dangerous +Edith Kukla 
+ShowYourBestWork  #showyourbestwork  
#breakfastartclub +Breakfast Art Club by +Simply Arlie
+Long Exposure 
#LEFineArt100  +Kees Smans ___

2015-10-16 20:27:35 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 75 +1s)Open 

Added photos to +A.P.A.P.Cascade, Waterfall.

Added photos to +A.P.A.P.Cascade, Waterfall.___

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2015-10-16 13:11:35 (60 comments; 27 reshares; 243 +1s)Open 

View large to see millions of stars reflected in pond.
This is Slate Run Park just 15 miles from downtown Columbus.  It is getting toward morning (5:48AM) so the sky is not at its darkest, but the stars can easily be seen despite the upcoming sunrise and the light pollution from Columbus.
Sony A7II ISO 3200 24mm, f/2.8@10seconds Rokinon 24mm f/1.4  lens

Tip of the Day:

When you shoot wide open at night, that is when your f-stop number is as small as your lens will go, you are likely to get vignetting.  Vignetting is when the edges of your image are dark.  If you close down 1 stop you will get less vignetting (that is make the f-number bigger).   Of course if you close down one stop you will have to counter that decrease in light with a 1 stop increase in either ISO or exposure time, or a combo of the two.  Sounds confusing but experiment with it and see which resultyou li... more »

View large to see millions of stars reflected in pond.
This is Slate Run Park just 15 miles from downtown Columbus.  It is getting toward morning (5:48AM) so the sky is not at its darkest, but the stars can easily be seen despite the upcoming sunrise and the light pollution from Columbus.
Sony A7II ISO 3200 24mm, f/2.8@10seconds Rokinon 24mm f/1.4  lens

Tip of the Day:

When you shoot wide open at night, that is when your f-stop number is as small as your lens will go, you are likely to get vignetting.  Vignetting is when the edges of your image are dark.  If you close down 1 stop you will get less vignetting (that is make the f-number bigger).   Of course if you close down one stop you will have to counter that decrease in light with a 1 stop increase in either ISO or exposure time, or a combo of the two.  Sounds confusing but experiment with it and see which result you like best.  Remember to keep exposure time short enough so you don't get star trails.

Go out in the night landscape among the stars.  What could be better!  Practice your craft and have fun out there!

















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2015-10-16 11:00:44 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 39 +1s)Open 


Good morning fellow Time-travelers.  This is AW Marion State Park near Circleville, Ohio at 2:30 yesterday morning.
Again we are near a big city (Columbus) so there is lots of light pollution, but our camera sensor can still see billions of stars.
Sony A7II iso 1600, 24mm, f/2.0@20seconds. Tripod, no filters.

The bright reflection on the water is from the Crab Nebula which is just above the horizon.  I used the Sky Guide app  (http://www.fifthstarlabs.com/#sky-guide  ) to try to figure out what it was, using time of night and direction of shot.  If I'm wrong,  let me know!


Tip for today:

Remember the rule of 500?  It says to avoid star trails you should keep your exposure length below the product of 500 divided by your lens focal length.  So I have a 24mm lens.  If I divide 500 by 24 I get about 20.  So my exposure should be 20 secondslong, rig... more »


Good morning fellow Time-travelers.  This is AW Marion State Park near Circleville, Ohio at 2:30 yesterday morning.
Again we are near a big city (Columbus) so there is lots of light pollution, but our camera sensor can still see billions of stars.
Sony A7II iso 1600, 24mm, f/2.0@20seconds. Tripod, no filters.

The bright reflection on the water is from the Crab Nebula which is just above the horizon.  I used the Sky Guide app  (http://www.fifthstarlabs.com/#sky-guide  ) to try to figure out what it was, using time of night and direction of shot.  If I'm wrong,  let me know!


Tip for today:

Remember the rule of 500?  It says to avoid star trails you should keep your exposure length below the product of 500 divided by your lens focal length.  So I have a 24mm lens.  If I divide 500 by 24 I get about 20.  So my exposure should be 20 seconds long, right?  Well, click this image to get the larger view and you will see that the stars look like little sausages!!  Star trails.  

What should I do?  Cut exposure time in half to 10 seconds and double ISO.  That way you will have the same overall exposure, but you will eliminate those pesky star trails.

Go out in the night and see how wonderful the star-filled sky can be.  Breathe the crisp air and marvel at our Universe.___

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2015-10-16 10:49:17 (2 comments; 11 reshares; 130 +1s)Open 

Part Two on shooting the Milky Way.  See yesterday's post for Part One.
This is Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio Tuesday, Oct. 13th.
Sony A7II iso 1000, 24mm, f/1.4@20sec


So you've taken your shot.  Now:

*  Check your focus.  Magnify your image and see if the stars are round.  If they are not adjust your exposure time and/or focus.  Keep experimenting until you get it right.  It might take some time, but you will love the results.

*  Do not use long exposure noise reduction.  This will reduce noise in your image, but it will make the image softer.  Better to do any needed noise reduction yourself in Lightroom or another or other noise reduction software.

*  Check your histogram.  It should extend a little more than half way across.  That will give you plenty of data to work with in post-processing.

*  Get aheadlamp.  Ge... more »

Part Two on shooting the Milky Way.  See yesterday's post for Part One.
This is Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio Tuesday, Oct. 13th.
Sony A7II iso 1000, 24mm, f/1.4@20sec


So you've taken your shot.  Now:

*  Check your focus.  Magnify your image and see if the stars are round.  If they are not adjust your exposure time and/or focus.  Keep experimenting until you get it right.  It might take some time, but you will love the results.

*  Do not use long exposure noise reduction.  This will reduce noise in your image, but it will make the image softer.  Better to do any needed noise reduction yourself in Lightroom or another or other noise reduction software.

*  Check your histogram.  It should extend a little more than half way across.  That will give you plenty of data to work with in post-processing.

*  Get a headlamp.  Get one that has regular light to walk by and red light to check your settings.  With red light you will not lose your night vision.  With regular light you will plus you will distract those who might be photographing near you.

*  Do not touch your camera or tripod during exposure!  If you have a camera strap either remove it or tape it down.  If you have a cable release do not drop it when you start the exposure and do not stretch the cord or you will shake the tripod.

*  For post processing check out youtube videos.  Search "Milky Way Photography".  You might also want to check out +Ian Norman  and his wonderful web site :  http://www.lonelyspeck.com/

* Most important go out and practice, practice, practice.

*  Have fun and be safe___

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2015-10-15 13:56:46 (10 comments; 20 reshares; 215 +1s)Open 

Milky Way at Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio Monday night.
Do you have to have super dark skies to get a shot like this?  No.  
This location is only about 10 miles from Zanesville and 60 from Columbus.  Lots of light pollution but plenty of stars can be seen with proper equipment and technique: 

*  Use a tripod and a fast lens (f/4.0 or faster).  
*  Set your camera to manual (you will not be able to autofocus in the dark).  
*  Set shutter release for a 2 or 10 second delay or use a remote release to avoid camera shake.  
*  Set f-stop to widest available, ISO to 6400 and exposure length to 30 seconds.  You can adjust this as needed.
*  Set your distance to infinity. A starting point, you can adjust this later if needed.
*  Remove all filters.  
*  Shoot RAW image quality.  You do not want the camera to process the image at all.
* Cover your view... more »

Milky Way at Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio Monday night.
Do you have to have super dark skies to get a shot like this?  No.  
This location is only about 10 miles from Zanesville and 60 from Columbus.  Lots of light pollution but plenty of stars can be seen with proper equipment and technique: 

*  Use a tripod and a fast lens (f/4.0 or faster).  
*  Set your camera to manual (you will not be able to autofocus in the dark).  
*  Set shutter release for a 2 or 10 second delay or use a remote release to avoid camera shake.  
*  Set f-stop to widest available, ISO to 6400 and exposure length to 30 seconds.  You can adjust this as needed.
*  Set your distance to infinity. A starting point, you can adjust this later if needed.
*  Remove all filters.  
*  Shoot RAW image quality.  You do not want the camera to process the image at all.
*  Cover your viewfinder.  If you do not you may have stray light hit the sensor.  Use gaffers' tape or a lens cleaning cloth.
*  Compose as best you can.  Don't worry, you can adjust composition as needed.
*  Take your picture!!
Tomorrow, what to look for in your image and how to know where the heck the Milky Way is in the sky and when!___

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2015-10-15 11:21:59 (42 comments; 5 reshares; 129 +1s)Open 

Good morning fellow Time-travelers.  This is AW Marion State Park near Circleville, Ohio at 2:30 this morning.
Again we are near a big city (Columbus) so there is lots of light pollution, but our camera sensor can still see billions of stars.
Sony A7II iso 1600, 24mm, f/2.0@20seconds. Tripod, no filters.

The bright reflection on the water is from the Crab Nebula which is just above the horizon.  I used the Sky Guide app  (http://www.fifthstarlabs.com/#sky-guide) to try to figure out what it was, using time of night and direction of shot.  If I'm wrong,  let me know!


Tip for today:

Remember the rule of 500?  It says to avoid star trails you should keep your exposure length below the product of 500 divided by your lens focal length.  So I have a 24mm lens.  If I divide 500 by 24 I get about 20.  So my exposure should be 20 seconds long, right? Well, cl... more »

Good morning fellow Time-travelers.  This is AW Marion State Park near Circleville, Ohio at 2:30 this morning.
Again we are near a big city (Columbus) so there is lots of light pollution, but our camera sensor can still see billions of stars.
Sony A7II iso 1600, 24mm, f/2.0@20seconds. Tripod, no filters.

The bright reflection on the water is from the Crab Nebula which is just above the horizon.  I used the Sky Guide app  (http://www.fifthstarlabs.com/#sky-guide) to try to figure out what it was, using time of night and direction of shot.  If I'm wrong,  let me know!


Tip for today:

Remember the rule of 500?  It says to avoid star trails you should keep your exposure length below the product of 500 divided by your lens focal length.  So I have a 24mm lens.  If I divide 500 by 24 I get about 20.  So my exposure should be 20 seconds long, right?  Well, click this image to get the larger view and you will see that the stars look like little sausages!!  Star trails.  

What should I do?  Cut exposure time in half to 10 seconds and double ISO.  That way you will have the same overall exposure, but you will eliminate those pesky star trails.

Go out in the night and see how wonderful the star-filled sky can be.  Breathe the crisp air and marvel at our Universe.
















#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

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+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS

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#breakfastartclub +Breakfast Art Club by +Simply Arlie
#Nightscapes +Nightscapes curated by +Jesse Martineau +Patrick Zeiler
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2015-10-15 10:06:05 (11 comments; 25 reshares; 192 +1s)Open 

Part Two on shooting the Milky Way.  See yesterday's post for Part One.
This is Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio day before yesterday.
Sony A7II iso 1000, 24mm, f/1.4@20sec


So you've taken your shot.  Now:

*  Check your focus.  Magnify your image and see if the stars are round.  If they are not adjust your exposure time and/or focus.  Keep experimenting until you get it right.  It might take some time, but you will love the results.

*  Do not use long exposure noise reduction.  This will reduce noise in your image, but it will make the image softer.  Better to do any needed noise reduction yourself in Lightroom or another or other noise reduction software.

*  Check your histogram.  It should extend a little more than half way across.  That will give you plenty of data to work with in post-processing.

*  Get aheadlamp.  Ge... more »

Part Two on shooting the Milky Way.  See yesterday's post for Part One.
This is Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio day before yesterday.
Sony A7II iso 1000, 24mm, f/1.4@20sec


So you've taken your shot.  Now:

*  Check your focus.  Magnify your image and see if the stars are round.  If they are not adjust your exposure time and/or focus.  Keep experimenting until you get it right.  It might take some time, but you will love the results.

*  Do not use long exposure noise reduction.  This will reduce noise in your image, but it will make the image softer.  Better to do any needed noise reduction yourself in Lightroom or another or other noise reduction software.

*  Check your histogram.  It should extend a little more than half way across.  That will give you plenty of data to work with in post-processing.

*  Get a headlamp.  Get one that has regular light to walk by and red light to check your settings.  With red light you will not lose your night vision.  With regular light you will plus you will distract those who might be photographing near you.

*  Do not touch your camera or tripod during exposure!  If you have a camera strap either remove it or tape it down.  If you have a cable release do not drop it when you start the exposure and do not stretch the cord or you will shake the tripod.

*  For post processing check out youtube videos.  Search "Milky Way Photography".  You might also want to check out +Ian Norman  and his wonderful web site :  http://www.lonelyspeck.com/

* Most important go out and practice, practice, practice.

*  Have fun and be safe___

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2015-10-14 17:31:31 (2 comments; 14 reshares; 226 +1s)Open 

Milky Way at Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio last night.
Do you have to have super dark skies to get a shot like this?  No.  
This location is only about 10 miles from Zanesville and 60 from Columbus.  Lots of light pollution but plenty of stars can be seen with proper equipment and technique: 

*  Use a tripod and a fast lens (f/4.0 or faster).  
*  Set your camera to manual (you will not be able to autofocus in the dark).  
*  Set shutter release for a 2 or 10 second delay or use a remote release to avoid camera shake.  
*  Set f-stop to widest available, ISO to 6400 and exposure length to 30 seconds.  You can adjust this as needed.
*  Set your distance to infinity. A starting point, you can adjust this later if needed.
*  Remove all filters.  
*  Shoot RAW image quality.  You do not want the camera to process the image at all.
* Cover your view... more »

Milky Way at Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio last night.
Do you have to have super dark skies to get a shot like this?  No.  
This location is only about 10 miles from Zanesville and 60 from Columbus.  Lots of light pollution but plenty of stars can be seen with proper equipment and technique: 

*  Use a tripod and a fast lens (f/4.0 or faster).  
*  Set your camera to manual (you will not be able to autofocus in the dark).  
*  Set shutter release for a 2 or 10 second delay or use a remote release to avoid camera shake.  
*  Set f-stop to widest available, ISO to 6400 and exposure length to 30 seconds.  You can adjust this as needed.
*  Set your distance to infinity. A starting point, you can adjust this later if needed.
*  Remove all filters.  
*  Shoot RAW image quality.  You do not want the camera to process the image at all.
*  Cover your viewfinder.  If you do not you may have stray light hit the sensor.  Use gaffers' tape or a lens cleaning cloth.
*  Compose as best you can.  Don't worry, you can adjust composition as needed.
*  Take your picture!!
Tomorrow, what to look for in your image and how to know where the heck the Milky Way is in the sky and when!___

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2015-10-14 16:32:29 (34 comments; 7 reshares; 121 +1s)Open 

This was at 6:30 this morning near Cantwell Cliffs not far from Athens, Ohio.  The Milky Way has long since set, but there are still billions of stars to be seen.  
Sony A7II iso 800, 24mm, f/1.4@10.0sec. Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens

Tips for making an image like this:

*  Find an interesting foreground element, whether it's a fence like this or a rock or tree or lake.  Don't just shoot the night sky, unless you are going for nebula.
*  Use a tripod
*  Shoot RAW
*  Set your camera to Manual.
*  Use a remote release or set your camera to a 2 second or 10 second delay.
*  Set your focus to the beginning of the infinity setting.  You can adjust this as needed later.
*  Set ISO to 3200.
*  Set F-stop to widest you can, f/4 or f/2.8 or whatever the fastest setting you can.
*  Set your exposure length to 20 seconds.  We have a lotof light pollu... more »

This was at 6:30 this morning near Cantwell Cliffs not far from Athens, Ohio.  The Milky Way has long since set, but there are still billions of stars to be seen.  
Sony A7II iso 800, 24mm, f/1.4@10.0sec. Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens

Tips for making an image like this:

*  Find an interesting foreground element, whether it's a fence like this or a rock or tree or lake.  Don't just shoot the night sky, unless you are going for nebula.
*  Use a tripod
*  Shoot RAW
*  Set your camera to Manual.
*  Use a remote release or set your camera to a 2 second or 10 second delay.
*  Set your focus to the beginning of the infinity setting.  You can adjust this as needed later.
*  Set ISO to 3200.
*  Set F-stop to widest you can, f/4 or f/2.8 or whatever the fastest setting you can.
*  Set your exposure length to 20 seconds.  We have a lot of light pollution so don't need anything longer.  Maybe...adjust as needed.
*  Cover your viewfinder with gaffers' tape or a lens cleaning rag!!  Stray light can hit your sensor if you don't.
*  Level your camera.  You can buy a cheap (but very good) one on Amazon for $5.42 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000YJ2Q9U/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1444838688&sr=1&keywords=bubble+levels)
*  Take your picture.  Magnify your stars to see if they are round.  Adjust  focus as needed.
*  Make sure histogram shows data more than half way across, but not touching the right edge.

I know it is a lot to remember, but with practice you will be able to be shooting in just a few seconds.

Most importantly practice as much as you can and have fun in the Night Sky!!













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2015-10-13 13:10:12 (34 comments; 23 reshares; 222 +1s)Open 

Part Two on shooting the Milky Way.  See yesterday's post for Part One.
This is Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio day before yesterday.
Sony A7II iso 1000, 24mm, f/1.4@20sec


So you've taken your shot.  Now:

*  Check your focus.  Magnify your image and see if the stars are round.  If they are not adjust your exposure time and/or focus.  Keep experimenting until you get it right.  It might take some time, but you will love the results.

*  Do not use long exposure noise reduction.  This will reduce noise in your image, but it will make the image softer.  Better to do any needed noise reduction yourself in Lightroom or another or other noise reduction software.

*  Check your histogram.  It should extend a little more than half way across.  That will give you plenty of data to work with in post-processing.

*  Get aheadlamp.  Ge... more »

Part Two on shooting the Milky Way.  See yesterday's post for Part One.
This is Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio day before yesterday.
Sony A7II iso 1000, 24mm, f/1.4@20sec


So you've taken your shot.  Now:

*  Check your focus.  Magnify your image and see if the stars are round.  If they are not adjust your exposure time and/or focus.  Keep experimenting until you get it right.  It might take some time, but you will love the results.

*  Do not use long exposure noise reduction.  This will reduce noise in your image, but it will make the image softer.  Better to do any needed noise reduction yourself in Lightroom or another or other noise reduction software.

*  Check your histogram.  It should extend a little more than half way across.  That will give you plenty of data to work with in post-processing.

*  Get a headlamp.  Get one that has regular light to walk by and red light to check your settings.  With red light you will not lose your night vision.  With regular light you will plus you will distract those who might be photographing near you.

*  Do not touch your camera or tripod during exposure!  If you have a camera strap either remove it or tape it down.  If you have a cable release do not drop it when you start the exposure and do not stretch the cord or you will shake the tripod.

*  For post processing check out youtube videos.  Search "Milky Way Photography".  You might also want to check out +Ian Norman  and his wonderful web site :  http://www.lonelyspeck.com/

* Most important go out and practice, practice, practice.

*  Have fun and be safe

















#BTPMonochromePro – +BTP Monochrome Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau
#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#themagicoflight Curators +Ray Bilcliff  +Paul Stein

#BTPLandscapePro – +BTP Landscape Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Nancy Dempsey

#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner 

#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Michael Garza +Leo Schubert +David D +Mike Hankey +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner

#artistphtographeramateurorprofessional +Artist , photographer , amateur or professional curated by +jany viala +Krzysztof Felczak +Chauvin Gene and +Dorma Wiggin

#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER 
+10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS

+Long Exposure #102801450552129335285 +Gemma Costa  +Rob Heron

#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment

#treetuesday +Tree Tuesday by +Christina Lawrie  +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson
+ShowYourBestWork  #showyourbestwork  +Britta Rogge ___

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2015-10-12 13:09:47 (36 comments; 25 reshares; 282 +1s)Open 

Milky Way at Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio last night.
Do you have to have super dark skies to get a shot like this?  No.  
This location is only about 10 miles from Zanesville and 60 from Columbus.  Lots of light pollution but plenty of stars can be seen with proper equipment and technique: 

*  Use a tripod and a fast lens (f/4.0 or faster).  
*  Set your camera to manual (you will not be able to autofocus in the dark).  
*  Set shutter release for a 2 or 10 second delay or use a remote release to avoid camera shake.  
*  Set f-stop to widest available, ISO to 6400 and exposure length to 30 seconds.  You can adjust this as needed.
*  Set your distance to infinity. A starting point, you can adjust this later if needed.
*  Remove all filters.  
*  Shoot RAW image quality.  You do not want the camera to process the image at all.
* Cover your view... more »

Milky Way at Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio last night.
Do you have to have super dark skies to get a shot like this?  No.  
This location is only about 10 miles from Zanesville and 60 from Columbus.  Lots of light pollution but plenty of stars can be seen with proper equipment and technique: 

*  Use a tripod and a fast lens (f/4.0 or faster).  
*  Set your camera to manual (you will not be able to autofocus in the dark).  
*  Set shutter release for a 2 or 10 second delay or use a remote release to avoid camera shake.  
*  Set f-stop to widest available, ISO to 6400 and exposure length to 30 seconds.  You can adjust this as needed.
*  Set your distance to infinity. A starting point, you can adjust this later if needed.
*  Remove all filters.  
*  Shoot RAW image quality.  You do not want the camera to process the image at all.
*  Cover your viewfinder.  If you do not you may have stray light hit the sensor.  Use gaffers' tape or a lens cleaning cloth.
*  Compose as best you can.  Don't worry, you can adjust composition as needed.
*  Take your picture!!
Tomorrow, what to look for in your image and how to know where the heck the Milky Way is in the sky and when!










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2015-10-11 15:09:50 (26 comments; 21 reshares; 102 +1s)Open 

Pastel sunrise on the Licking River near Zanesville, Ohio.  
Processing LR CC and PS CC.  Mainly dodging on the trees.

Sony A7II iso 100, 70mm, f/10@1/3sec on tripod. CP filter



















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Pastel sunrise on the Licking River near Zanesville, Ohio.  
Processing LR CC and PS CC.  Mainly dodging on the trees.

Sony A7II iso 100, 70mm, f/10@1/3sec on tripod. CP filter



















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2015-10-10 18:18:06 (40 comments; 33 reshares; 198 +1s)Open 

Dock with sidelight early this morning at Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio.  Millions of stars can be seen in enlarged view.
Sony A7II iso 1250, 16mm, f4.5@13.sec LR CC and PS CC development.




















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Dock with sidelight early this morning at Dillon Lake near Zanesville, Ohio.  Millions of stars can be seen in enlarged view.
Sony A7II iso 1250, 16mm, f4.5@13.sec LR CC and PS CC development.




















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2015-10-08 12:53:36 (21 comments; 6 reshares; 122 +1s)Open 

Dew burns off in the early morning sun.  Rural Ohio east of Columbus.
Sony A7II iso 100, 40mm, f/9@1/20sec handheld.  IBIS on the Sony is exceptional.










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Dew burns off in the early morning sun.  Rural Ohio east of Columbus.
Sony A7II iso 100, 40mm, f/9@1/20sec handheld.  IBIS on the Sony is exceptional.










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2015-10-07 14:12:13 (24 comments; 5 reshares; 102 +1s)Open 

Rural Ohio scene southeast of Zanesville, in the rolling hills.

Sony A7II iso 100, 58mm, f/8@1/320sec.












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Rural Ohio scene southeast of Zanesville, in the rolling hills.

Sony A7II iso 100, 58mm, f/8@1/320sec.












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