Advice Please

Hello,

I've attempted a star trails photo here. In the past I've used star stax but for this I just used photo shop, which was very meticulous. Every time I try this I get skips in the stars. This is 150ish photos combined. Are the skips caused by not enough photos or something else? I also used a blue hour photo for the foreground on...

Divine Joshua

From one of my all-nighters in Joshua Tree NP. I wanted to create a "glowing" Joshua Tree in isolation from other surrounding distractions of various boulders and hills, and this is the result. Image details below.

FujiFilm X-T2 and Fuji 16mm F/1.4

Sky = 3 tracked and stacked exposures, (F/2.8, ISO 1600, 4mins).

One base...

Reborn

"Reborn"

Mount. Rainer national park sure delivered with the alpine flowers this year! This is my first nightscape shot that I'm absolutely happy with the outcome. The clear skies hurt us a bit for sunsets, but made up for it with a few moonless nights and perfect stargazing conditions.
During blue hour I made my way to this spot...

The theatre under the stars

Knottnkino, also known as Knottenkino, is a specially designed vantage point on the Rotsteinkogel porphyry rock at 1465 m above sea level near the South Tyrolean village of Vöran above Burgstall. "Knottn" means "rock" in the South Tyrolean dialect.

The Knottn cinema, created in 2000 by metal designer and artist Franz Messner (1952-2017)...

ISS Pass Milky Way composition

This is a composition of 10 second exposures of an ISS pass at Kalbarri, Western Australia--the landscape behind is known as Red Bluff. 12 exposures of the pass via Interval with Minimum time set. These were stitched in PS as a panorama. I then clone stamped the small gaps between the individual trail sections. I masked this and layered it with...

Grafton Peace Pagoda

Got out Sunday night to the Grafton Peace Pagoda, NY.
This was definitely a very peaceful special place and I can't wait to get back. It was very nice to be able to just hang out there with no distractions other than capturing images and watch the Milky Way, Jupiter & Saturn track across the sky. Bonus: Saw about 6-7 meteors and was...

Milkyway Sand Dune in Death Valley

This image is from a trip I took to Death Valley this year. I was lucky enough to get a break in the wind at Mesquite Dunes, so after sunset, I shot some milk. I suppose i'm missing the guy standing on the peak of the dune holding a lumecube.

The sky is 10 tracked and stacked images. The ground is a single exposure shot at late blue hour...

Peering into the past.

A blend of 50 non-tracked 6s exposures and 15 darks, taken in the Elqui Valley, in Chile. My first real try at astrophotography, with sort of suboptimal gear (7D2, 24-70 f/4). The cropping, 64/27, has been chosen to emphasize the shapes of the Milky Way.

Using a sub-optimal lens and inexpensive tracker

Kancamagus Illuminati - The stars sing their secrets
Location: Along the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire, USA.

I don't own any great lens choices for astrophotography. The two least bad options in my kit are a 16-35mm f/4 zoom and a 50mm f/1.8 prime (both Nikon). I decided to go with the 50mm stopped down to f/2.8. Also...

Milky Way over Lake George, NY

Got out to photograph the Milky Way over Lake George last night. Was lucky and was able to catch one of the Perseids Meteors. The glowing reflection in the water is Jupiter just getting ready to set behind the ridge line. To the left of the milky way you can also see Saturn. Really calm weather made for a very nice night hanging out watching...

Stars above Wave Rock

Wave Rock, Hyden, Western Australia. One of Australia's biggest waves is also the furthest from any ocean - Wave Rock rises 15 metres above the outback plain and its 110m long. Wave Rock has cultural significance to the local aboriginal people who believed that the rock was a creation of the Rainbow Serpent, and was created in his wake by...

Milky Way Above Manzanita Lake

This past weekend I was at the Dark Sky Festival in Mt. Lassen National Park in California. The sky there is amazing, to put it mildly, and I wanted to get a shot of the Milky Way reflected in one of the lakes there. My first choice was to go to Lake Helen, just below the summit of the road on the south side of Lassen Peak. Unfortunately, they...

Naidi Lighthouse

Hi everyone,

If ever you happen to visit the Philippines. I would definitely recommend going to Batanes Island. It is the northernmost island in the Philippines and is home to some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes the Philippines has to offer. Light pollution is also minimal there so it is also an awesome place for...

Survivors

Ancient Bristlecone Forrest. 11,300ft up in the White Mountains. The Patriarch Grove is the upper level grove above the Shulman. It is the darkest night sky i ever seen coupled with an endless array of compositions. The journey is very steep and the weather can be cruel at times. Pick your times well and it will reward you like no other.

Survivors

Ancient Bristlecone Forrest. 11,300ft up in the White Mountains. The Patriarch Grove is the upper level grove above the Shulman. It is the darkest night sky i ever seen coupled with an endless array of compositions. The journey is very steep and the weather can be cruel at times. Pick your times well and it will reward you like no other.