Hot Creek Milk

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Brandon Moore, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Brandon Moore

    Brandon Moore Well-Known Member

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    Last Sunday I spent the night at Hot Creek. It was clear as a bell at sunset - then the clouds I needed for sunset rolled in just as the Milky Way was lining up. 3 years ago when I first started shooting the Milky Way this would've totally bummed me out but I've learned to roll with the punches and just enjoy being out there under the stars. And I actually really like the clouds in this one. I struggled with how much to lighten up the foreground so I would love to hear your thoughts. This is 16 images stacked, ISO 6400, F2.5, 10 secs.

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  2. JimFox

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    Rolling with the punches is a great kind set to have Brandon. Really nice work here, I think I would lighten up the ground just a little more, though not too much as I prefer a night time feel to the ground layer.
     
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    Nice result - I like the clouds streaking through the scene here. I might be inclined to bring up a little more light on the foreground.
     
  4. Amy Nelson

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    Great scene!
     
  5. Ben Egbert

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    MW images are dark as a rule, I like this and the foreground looks fine to me.
     
  6. Jim Dockery

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    Nice work, I might crop a bit of the clouds off the top. A night with some clouds can make for a great time-lapse.
     
  7. pepper

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    i would lighten the foreground just a little more. or maybe just the lake and river and a tiny bit of the surrounding land.

    i think this is a better shot with the clouds than it would have been without. the clouds give the sky a little more balance with such a detailed foreground. gorgeous work.
     
  8. Bob Denton

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    Very nice, yes lighten the ground.
     

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