Shooting The Celestial Turret
According to officials from both Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, this is the last year we'll be able to use low level lighting during our workshop events. For some time, park officials allowed permitted workshop leaders to use low level lighting while they prohibited artificial lighting (other than for safety) for the public at large. Now, they've announced plans to prohibit artificial lighting for both the public at large and for workshops beginning in 2020.
With permits in national parks plus the blm and dead horse state park, we welcome this news. It gives us an opportunity to make the most of our ability to use Low Level Lighting in the national parks this year and it gives us an opportunity to make the most of all the incredible locations we've scouted and been taking people to outside of the national parks. We didn't know it at the time but we've been preparing for this transition for years and we welcome it. We hope you'll join us - either this year in our last opportunities to use Low Level Lighting or next year as we expand our reach even further.
How I Got The Shot
After shooting with my focus set right on Bernie who was standing still, I focused on the stars and captured a full panoramic sequence from core to Cassiopeia. Then in post, I blended Bernie with two of the frames in the panoramic sequence before stitching them together.
• Camera Body - Sony A7RII
• Camera Lens - Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art
• Tripod Head - Acratech GP Ballhead with Lever Clamp
• Tripod Legs - Feisol Elite CT-3472 Rapid Tripod Legs
Exposure Settings - 7 stitched frames
• ISO: 12,800
• Aperture: f/2.0
• Shutter Speed: 15 seconds
Exposure Settings - 1 frame for Bernie
• ISO: 6400
• Aperture: f/2.0
• Shutter Speed: 30 seconds
May 19th, 2019
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