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Seattle lit up after dark and in bokeh. This was seen from the observation deck of the Space Needle.

Seattle | Washington | Space Needle

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Tags:   Seattle Washington Seattle Center Space Needle skyline Sony Alpha Sony A6000

N 101 B 941 C 53 E Sep 3, 2017 F Sep 8, 2017
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Horseshoe Bay Cove Bermuda...after getting up at 5:30 for 5 mornings...walking a half hour in the dark to the beach and then climbing the rocky hills to get the perfect view for a sunrise I was disappointed that all the sunrises were a bust. After the sun rose I ran over to the cove to capture this picture. All was not lost because the early morning light lit up the cove beautifully. If you look closely you can see two people out near the rock swimming. They come to this area to swim as soon as the sun rises. Gorgeous swimming area.

Tags:   sunrise tropical long exposure Bermuda d500 cove ocean swimming Southhampton Horseshoe_Bay_Cove blue_water golden_hour landscape beach

N 43 B 1.7K C 3 E Aug 14, 2017 F Sep 6, 2017
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How could I possibly resist taking a photo of the Milky Way over a dory named Unhook the Stars in Dark Harbour on Grand Manan? From what I know, these dories have teflon on the bottoms of them (the white material you see on the bottom of the boat) which is to protect them when they are hauled up and over the protecting sea wall at the edge of Dark Harbour. I believe many of these dories are used for harvesting dulse (a type of seaweed) along the west side of the island.

This was shot with a sample unit of the new Nikon D850 while I was fortunate to have one on loan from Nikon earlier in August.

This is a blend of multiple images for depth of field, low noise, and pinpoint stars. The sky is from 10 exposures star stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker (available for Mac only but you can use Photoshop or other software) for pinpoint stars and low noise. The 10 exposures were at ISO 25,600, f/2.8, for 10 seconds each. The foreground is from two exposures at different focus points blended for depth of field, both at ISO 1600, f/2.8, for 8 minutes each.

All shots were taken with a sample Nikon D850 using the NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ 14mm.

Visit my website to learn more about my photos and video tutorials: www.adamwoodworth.com

Tags:   bay of fundy boats canada dark harbour dory dulse grand manan harbor new brunswick ocean seacoast

N 416 B 19.9K C 32 E Aug 29, 2017 F Aug 29, 2017
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Here's my take of the eclipse, though I have seen a number of vastly superior images from many of you. Part of the fun of this experience was attempting to photograph it, knowing full well that the NASA guys have the corner on photographing the sun. I still love taking pictures, so what the heck.

The first thing I should mention is that this is a composite of 6 exposures, ranging from 1/500s to 1/2s, since the dynamic range of the corona far exceeds what our camera sensors are capable of capturing. However, our eyes are capable of discerning the details of the corona in real time. I used my 2m 30s of totality to try to capture some of that detail. There are 3 Leo constellation stars visible in this image. Regulus is the brightest, at 10 o'clock. The other two, 31 Leo at 8 o'clock and v Leo at 3 o'clock, were not naked eye visible, but the 200mm zoom and 1/2s exposure brought them out.

What a fun experience that was! We were staying at a family cabin in the SC mountains. The plan was to hang out on the dock, but a storm over western NC began to break up around 1:30, sending clouds scattering our way. We raced about 10 miles to the south to find a roadside spot to view totality. We were not prepared for the depth of the darkness that totality brought. Our 2 year old son was terrified by it, despite us spending the morning preparing him with an eclipse art project and playing with a flashlight with a black circle of paper. The darkness was just beyond what we had imagined, since we had never experienced totality either. He did begin to calm down for the last 30s of it, and recalls seeing a "big star" going "round and round and round".

Tags:   Eclipse South Carolina Mountains South Carolina Sun Moon Clouds Sky Stars

N 73 B 4.1K C 5 E Aug 17, 2017 F Aug 28, 2017
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ISO 25,600 with 45.7 megapixels? No problem!

Earlier in August I had the incredible opportunity to run around with a pair of Nikon D850 bodies, testing them out day and night along the coast of Maine and New Brunswick. This shot is from the cliffs of Grand Manan.

The Nikon D850 is the successor to the D810, but it's quite an upgrade! The sensor is backlit, and from my experience that plus the Expeed 5 processor in the D850 provide amazing results for high ISO images at night. At 20 seconds, f/2.8, 14mm, and ISO 25,600 the results are great and using some noise reduction goes a long ways. I also did some star stacking of 10 shots at 10 seconds each at ISO 26,000 and then stacked with Starry Landscape Stacker (Mac only but it can be done manually in Photoshop) to produce pinpoint stars and a very clean sky.

The flip-up LCD screen and illuminated buttons are very nice additions and make shooting low and/or in the dark easier. I also used the flip-out screen when shooting with the tripod a bit high, I could swing the LCD out and down a bit for easier viewing. And it's a full touch screen LCD, making picking a focus point in live view and zipping around 100% previews pretty easy.

This shot consists of 3 exposures blended for depth of field and low noise. All shots are taken with the Nikon D850 and Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ 14mm. The sky is 1 shot at ISO 25,600 for 20 seconds, and the foreground is made of 2 exposures, 1 at ISO 1600 and f/4 for 60 seconds during blue hour to get the very very close shrubs in focus, and 1 at ISO 1600 and f/2.8 for 16 minutes in complete darkness for the background cliffs and water. I didn't use a blue hour shot for the background cliffs and water because I find the blue hour shots result in harsher shadows than really exist in total darkness, and I wanted the Milky Way reflection in the water and in the right spot to match the Milky Way in the sky, which means that in situations like this I have to take a foreground exposure (at least for the water) generally right before/after taking sky shots.

Stay tuned for some more posts and articles with this camera!

Visit my website to learn more about my photos and video tutorials: www.adamwoodworth.com

Tags:   astrophotography bay of fundy canada cliffs d850 grand manan milky way new brunswick night ocean sea sea cliffs southwest head star stacking stars nikon d850


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