Nightscape Shadows On Planet Mars
To me, the Bisti Badlands already looked like an alien planet, and when I saw these red rocks scattered about, it looked even more so. And with the glowing horizon and Milky Way stars mixed in with the clouds, I couldn't help but feel like I really was on Mars!
How I Got The Shot
To me, the key to this shot was the lighting. Without any light painting illuminating the rocks, the scene wouldn't have been anywhere near as special. So I set up my light panel at an angle so it would cast shadows leading away from the camera but wouldn't leave a shadow from the camera in my image. This position seemed to work well in creating lots of leading lines in the shadows and the color of the light did well with the red rocks as well.
� Camera Body -�Nikon D800
� Camera Lens - Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
� Tripod Head -�Acratech GP Ballhead with Lever Clamp
� Tripod Legs -�FEISOL Elite CT-3472 Rapid Tripod Legs
Exposure Settings - Single Exposure
� ISO: 6400
� Aperture: f/2.8
� Shutter Speed: 30 seconds
March 28th, 2017
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