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.