Here was a quick set up and turnaround video that I shot of Omnithex’s live performance the Montana Mixtape contest at the Garage at Yellow Stone Valley Brewing.
I took these selfies today off Myers Road near Hysham, MT. I think these are the best self portraits that I have ever shot. For me , they are just a reminder of how insignificant all the trivial bs that I – and everyone else – deals with every day. More importantly, they remind me of how truly blessed I am to be alive and able experience such awesome wonders.
On technical note, the most significant thing I did in postediting that I did to make the Milky Way pop was to play with the contrast and white levels in Lightroom. Given the sky tonight I really didn’t need to do too much. However, I did need to do a lot of noise reduction given the long exposure and high iso. If you blow it up the noise is pretty significant , but on the small scale of the web, and if viewed from a slight distance it should be unnoticeable. It just goes to show ho amazing Canon’s noise reduction capabilities are becoming.
Merry Christmas everyone.
Here is what I think is the better of the images from last night. This was shot off Highway 313 outside of Hardin. I lit the tree with a cheap spot light covered with photo gels.
I thought I would try to get some epic night shots Bighorn Canyon tonight, but unplowed roads, and heavy fog made that goal impossible. Here are a couple of shots that I managed to get when the fog broke along the trip. I lit the iced-over tree with a spotlight covered with a colored gelled.
This January, I am going on a trip to Yellowstone where I plan on trying to do a lot of Milky Way photography, lately I haven’t had many opportunities to shoot at night to practice. The moon has either been uncooperative or the sky was overcast. Aside from the the temperature, 10 below zero Fahrenheit, tonight was perfectly clear and the moon was a late riser. So, I drove out north of Pompey’s Pillar and snapped these before the cold overwhelmed me and forced me back home.
Here is Magik City Music Group’s second song from their performance in my studio in the Gazette.