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Old Nov 16, 2011, 5:09 AM   #1
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Default Night in Zion

First try at night photography - inspired by Spy (thank you Kevin). Taken with Nikon D90.
Also Bryce Canyon shots,
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 6:07 AM   #2
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Beautiful shot there Paniolo! I was looking forward to some night photogrpahy both at Zion and at the Grand canyon. Unfortuantely, it was close to a full moon when I visited and quite unsuitable for capturing stars and the Milky Way.

Did you make it up to Angels Landing?

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Your certainly in a great place FULL of photo ops and pristine locations and subjects to pair up the night sky with like waterfalls and lava bursts. I'm glad to have inspired you to try it out. Your first attempt went very well for you! The key, of course, is just get out there and practice. See about renting some f2.8 lenses from your local camera stores and get to those mind blowing locations.

Look forward to seeing more from you!

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I love the sharp edges of the rocks, the sharp lighting, and the smoothness of the star-studded blue sky. Great shot!
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Beautiful shot there Paniolo! I was looking forward to some night photogrpahy both at Zion and at the Grand canyon. Unfortuantely, it was close to a full moon when I visited and quite unsuitable for capturing stars and the Milky Way.

Did you make it up to Angels Landing?

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Thank you Jehan. Did not make it to Angels landing - I should have budgeted another day there (only one night stay) as it was beautiful.

The moon was just over the mountain top at late afternoon (not full), so I waited til later in the night to have it to my back, actually about 2:00 position to light the mountain.

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Your certainly in a great place FULL of photo ops and pristine locations and subjects to pair up the night sky with like waterfalls and lava bursts. I'm glad to have inspired you to try it out. Your first attempt went very well for you! The key, of course, is just get out there and practice. See about renting some f2.8 lenses from your local camera stores and get to those mind blowing locations.

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Thanks to you, Kevin. I will get a wide, 2.8 lens and practice. I tried several things that night but the cold (45 deg is freezing for tropical guys) got the better of me. Bryce was also very nice but much colder and very dark - we don't have the night critters in Hawaii that you have (with my imagination running wild).

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I love the sharp edges of the rocks, the sharp lighting, and the smoothness of the star-studded blue sky. Great shot!
Thanks for the comment vv. I found that manual focus in a dark location and wide angle lens very difficult. I need more practice doing this but it was great to try.
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Nice shot, I think that one would have looked nice with some star trails as well.
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Nice shot, I think that one would have looked nice with some star trails as well.
Thanks for the look kev83202. Star trails are a great idea - next time I have an opportunity I will definitely try.
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