Conditions for this Milky Way Panorama workshop were already good and on this last night at Delicate Arch, we were super fortunate to see Aurora Borealis. But this was just the prelude… the real show got started soon after this sequence was captured. What a thrill that was!
My training partner, Darren White and I have just two more big events to go and we'll wind up our 2017 workshop season. With arcing Milky Way panoramas and Aurora Borealis and a cloud inversion and a big boatload of awesome students, this season was one for the history books! If you weren't part of the incredible experience this year, make sure to stay tuned for the 2018 schedule when it's released on December 1st from www.NightPhotographyWorkshop.com.
How I Got The Shot
I started with a level tripod (using the bubble head on a panoramic leveler) and then I started composing the far left and right sides. Using the camera's internal level on both sides, I was able to confirm that I was good & ready (and level). Then I started shooting from right to left using 5 vertical frames with a 50% overlap on each frame. After some quick raw processing (and lens correction), I stitched the sequence together in LR before processing in PS.
• Camera Body - Sony A7RII
• Camera Lens - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art
• Tripod Head - Acratech GP Ballhead with Lever Clamp
• Tripod Legs - FEISOL Elite CT-3472 Rapid Tripod Legs
Exposure Settings - 5 Frames
• ISO: 6400
• Aperture: f/2.0
• Shutter Speed: 20 seconds
September 11th, 2017
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