The Landscape Astrophotographer At Work
We have shared some of the great images that Mike of Taylor Photography captured on his trip to the Bold Coast of Maine (US). Here is one of his personal favorites from the trip. Mike had spent some of the daylight hours scouting locations, looking for the right foreground composition, knowing where the Milky Way would rise when the sun went down. He found some great spots, and when the sun went down, he went to work. He was hiking from one of his pre-planned shooting spots to another when he came upon this scene. His friend and fellow photographer, Garret Evans of A G Evans Photography had scouted out this location for his own work. Mike seized the opportunity to grab a candid shot of the artist in action.
Mike said “…one of the most rewarding facets to night photography is knowing that you can grab a pretty cool shot on the fly, with no planning at all, if you keep your eyes and your mind open - this is one of those shots.”
Equipment and settings:
Nikon 14-24mm @ 14mm
30 second exposure
Processing: Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS5
Mike Taylor - Taylor Photography