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With Elia Locardi
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Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park. A couple of sailing stones appear to be having a secret meeting under the galactic core of the Milky Way

7 frame pano using a Nodal Ninja 6 pano head, a full spectrum modified 6D, Rokinon 24mm at f/2, 15 sec exposures at ISO 8000

RAW processing in LR before being stitched together in PTGui, and finished in PS.

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While I really appreciate this image from a technical perspective, it stayed at a 3 for me because of the amount of dead space in the foreground. I like the idea of using the rock trails as a foreground subject but in the full pano it just leaves too much empty and uninteresting space below the mountains. Maybe getting the camera lower might help with that.

Also really interesting how different the astro modification makes some of the colors look! Especially how much red is in Rho Ophiuchi instead of the normal yellow.