So way back in June...

So way back in June…

Photo Caption: So way back in June I did #TheGreatMilkyWayChase… I went a great many places, I made a bunch of new friends, and I shot more photos than I have even been able to edit..

This photo was taken near the end of the GMC when I was with @ryantoswald @smpetersonphotography @debheyerphoto & more! We went up to shoot the Ancient Bristlecone Forest and I have to admit I was SOOOOOO exhausted. Although Ryan and I made a pretty full exploration of the grove, when it came down to it, I picked this tree that I had seen the previous time I had been there… I made very little effort and only shot from Milky Way rise to just after the moon set… Then I put my camera on time lapse and went to take a nap.
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Going through the photos later, I could see my lack of effort in my photos and no matter how many times I tried to edit, I just wasn’t liking what I was coming up with.. I realize now that it was my laziness from that night reflecting in my edits and after I gave it some time and tried again, I indeed like some of the photos from that night.. I have found that I often need to walk away from an image and come back to get inspired; shooting the image is only half of the battle. The lighting in the background of this image is from the moon as it was setting; there was no longer any moon only ambient light on the tree..
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20 images stacked in SLS
ISO 8000
F2.8
15 seconds
@canonusa 24-70 @ 24mm
@slikusa 634-CF
@canonusa 6DMK1
Processed in LR & PS

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