An international team of astronomers has discovered the largest, oldest mass of water ever detected in the universe. The newly discovered cloud of water vapor, equivalent to 140 trillion times the water in Earth’s oceans, is more than 10 billion light-years from Earth and surrounds the huge black hole of a quasar.
Sources: NASA’s official
It was September 2017. There were only 4 guests (2 Indonesians & 2 Italians). We rode camel to reach this place, our camp at the heart of Sahara Desert. We spent the night starring at the sky, seeing milky way with its shooting stars. Too bad, none of us had a-good-enough camera to catch the stars. However, that was naturally fantastic, indeed 🌠⛺️. Featured in this photo are locals from Merzouga. Those who grow up in Sahara. We shared stories and dinner. They even sang some folk songs for us. And it was sooo fun! Oh, one of my best trips in 2017!
Another incredible experience following the old coal mine rails on the West Coast.
Since it's been so hot lately, I've been looking out for new cliff jump spots. If you know a good ledge or two, no matter where, flick me one and I'd be keen to head out for a jam!
The night sky is endless beauty. Once I devoted myself to photography I learned to appreciate a remote night sky like this. If you wanna experience something amazing, drive out far away from any light pollution and stare into the endless sky on a new moon night, you will not be disappointed!
~~ single exposure ~~ Nikon D750
Nikkor 24mm f1.8
Last October, I wrote an article for @landscapephotomag regarding my experience shooting single exposures with the @skywatcherusa StarAdventurer tracker. I discuss pushing the limits of the Rule of 500 to create single exposures of the Milky Way. Head over to their website to read the article. This is one of the images I captured using the Skywatcher. It is a 38 second single exposure taken with a Canon 6D and a Rokinon 14mm 2.8. Flash placement and timing of that flash is the key to making sure you don't get foreground streaks during tracking.
Btw...I've got new photo workshop dates for Spring 2018 in the link in my bio. Join me in Malibu!
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Happy Milky Way Monday!
Here's a throwback to a beautiful fall night on the coast of San Diego. Most people find it shocking that you can actually shoot the Milky Way from a big city but it's possible when the air is clear and dry. Even then it's tough though and requires quite a bit of time to process the image. The bright light on the left side of this shot is all urban light pollution that I just couldn't easily get rid of. Shooting the Milky Way in an environment like this really shows just how much light pollution exists in cities worldwide. So much so that most city dwellers never see it.