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#FBF I think I’m gonna…

#FBF I think I’m gonna have to head back and shoot this shot a little earlier in the season this year... Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ --- This was taken late season in October at Convict Lake. This was the night before I held the Milky Way Chasers meet up at Trona Pinnacles and I was on a mission this night to get as many comps as I could. So I shot a sunset/milky way comp at some springs nearby, and then continued to this famous comp at Convict Lake in the Eastern Sierras. I had been wanting to shoot this for a while, although I might try again for a better alignment and core this coming season.. --- 20 images for the sky stacked in SLS for NR ISO 6400 F2.8 15 seconds - 10 images for the foreground stacked in SLS for NR ISO 6400 F2.8 60 seconds --- Processed in LR & PS --- @TokinaUSA 16-28mm at 16 @SlikUSA 634-CF @Canonusa 6dMK1 —— #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #mycanonstory #newmexico #bistibadands #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #LumeOneUp

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Deciding on a place to…

Deciding on a place to shoot the Milky Way in a locale that you don’t see a ton of Milky Way shots from was no easy feat.. trying to fit sightseeing Puerto Rico into those plans made me super indecisive as well. —- At the end of the day, I decided shooting Milky Way in this exotic location was more important than kayaking a bio luminescent bay, so in spite of being at the Ferry in Fajardo, I made the last minute decision to head to the SW tip of Puerto Rico in search of a sea arch I had seen daytime shots of and only 2 night shots of. —— It took a few hours to get across the island due to traffic, roads, and many stops along the way.. we got there barely in time for sunset and to scout out my compositions for the night.. this comp was my cherry on top though, set to get as good of a alignment as possible after 1am.. —- We grabbed dinner and then returned and started shooting just at dark.. I shot a total of 5 comps in other places before the clouds started rolling in and covered the Milky Way right at 1am.. Freaking out, I rushed over to the arch and I set up my camera in spite of it, and ran a timelapse in the hopes that I would get a break in the clouds.. and I did!!! I got maybe 25 frames with few clouds in the shot and stacked 20 frames for this image.. I didn’t light the foreground at all; the ambient light from nearby cities or the clouds lit by the rising moon did... —— Thank you to @delta1romeo for making this adventure possible and for being my protection detail throughout. —— ISO 10000 F2.8 13 seconds Processed in LR @tokinausa 11-20 @ 16mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 —— #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #puertorico #longexposure_shots #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #puertoricogram #puertorico_world #puertoricoholic #puertorican

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So last night I jumped…

So last night I jumped an @americanair flight to Puerto Rico for #RGGPuertoRico put on by @RGGedu... I knew that the flight was going to put me right on a collision path to see the MW from the plane as it was rising so I checked into my flight hoping to score a window seat on the south side of the plane near the wing... —— Success!!! I packed my tripod on my carry on, threw my intervalometer in my purse, and had my camera ready. I also had my sweatshirt to cover the window from the cabin lights... —— I took 189 shots just to get 4 images in a row that I could stack; turbulence is your enemy in this process! —— Everyone asks what the flight attendants said. They really didn’t say anything in spite of me spending a good hour and a half with my camera against the window and me hugging the window with my sweatshirt... —— I filmed video of my process the entire time too so I could put together a quick tutorial. Stay tuned! —— ISO 12800 F2.8 6 seconds 4 images stacked in SLS for NR Processed in LR @tokinausa 11-20 @ 16 @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 —— #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #americanair #americanairlines #longexposure_shots #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure

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I have so many photos…

I have so many photos still left from #TheGreatMilkyWayChase but i'm too excited about this one... @MissJessBess, @Megavai and I have been adventuring and exploring in the off days that the moon was full.. Well that meant spending a lot of time in random areas with HOT temps... Yesterday Jess and I started exploring at 6am and found this wonderful arch that we named Meatball Arch; Not sure if you can see why... --- It was over 109+ by the time we got to the car at 10am with 6 miles under our belts... We then napped and fed ourselves midday while we waited for the sun to go down before returning to shoot this in the 45 minutes of MW we had last night. It was absolutely perfect; weather was amazing and conversation non-stop.. I have decided that Jess is my adventure spirit animal and I look forward to many more scouting and photo missions with her! --- We lit this with 1 lumecube.com/160.html (use code TRACYLEE for free US Shipping), one inside the arch and the rest was just ambient light before dark. This is 10 images stacked, focused on the foreground, blended with 20 images stacked for the sky. --- Foreground- 10 images stacked in SLS for NR ISO 800 F6.3 30 seconds - Sky 20 images stacked in SLS for NR ISO 6400 F2.8 13 seconds - processed in LR & PS --- @TokinaUSA 11-20mm @ 16mm @SlikUSA 634-CF @CanonUSA 6DMK1 --- . #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #litbylume #lumecube #capture4cubes #longexposure_shots #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #arches #meatballarch #arch

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On Night 7 of #TheGreatMilkyWayChase,…

On Night 7 of #TheGreatMilkyWayChase, we made our way up to The Crystal Mill... it was quite a trip up a narrow 4x4 road and when we arrived a very intoxicated photographer was up there hanging out to shoot the stars as well... I shot some blue hour foregrounds before settling in for a nap... when my alarm went off a little after 10, startled, I stumbled out of the car to check on my comp and get my star shots going and at some point ended up falling so bad that I still have a bump on my arm 3.5 week’s later... —- This shot is 25 images stacked in Starry Landscape Stacker for NR... the lighting is a combination of LumeCube.com/160.html (use code TRACYLEE for free US Shipping) and a Mag light that the drunk guy had to cover the distance across the water... I had shot all kinds of shots to blend foreground and sky, ended up changing my comp, and ended up with this stacked instead... (which makes my life easier in post of course!) —— ISO 10000 F2.8 13 seconds @canonusa 24-70 @ 24 @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 Processed in LR —— . . . . . #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #litbylume #lumecube #capture4cubes #longexposure_shots #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #crystalmill #marbleco #marblecolorado #coloradooutdoors #outtherecolorado #coloradorockies #colorado_photographers #colorado_creative #coloradogram #coloradotography

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On the 20th night of…

On the 20th night of #TheGreatMilkyWayChase, @ryantoswald and I got away from the cold of the Mammoth Lakes area and headed to the desert to shoot Trona Pinnacles.. —- We hung out in Ridgecrest to wait out the 108° heat before heading to Trona after sundown... we got some time in editing at Starbucks. —- We drove the entire loop scouting our comp for the night, planning for a late night moonset.. we had the place completely to ourselves save one other car.. I left a time lapse running and then went to sleep for a bit and then realized I planned wrong so before the moon completely set, I grabbed a series of these images... —- 20 images stacked in SLS for NR ISO 6400 F2.8 10 seconds @canonusa 24-70 @ 35mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 Processed in LR —— . . . . . #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #tronapinnacles #trona #ridgecrest #395north #395

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#FBF to this cave in…

#FBF to this cave in Malibu... why?? Cause I tried to go here last night and the fog and clouds didn’t cooperate! —- Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ Here's a Selfie from September when I met up with @stevenjmagner and headed to Malibu to catch up with @cecphotos & @jackfusco.. This cave is accessible depending on the tide which we researched before even heading down to the beach. I say this because the next time we came to this cave a couple weeks later, the level of the sand was a different by at LEAST a couple feet so the dangers of this cave and being in it at high tide are absolutely real!!! ---- I managed to convince them to let me light the cave with a single lumecube.com/160.html (use this link and code TRACYLEE for free US shipping!) in some of the last frames of the evening and I stood still through 7 images to make this stack; this is not a blend for the foreground and the sky because I lit the cave. --- ISO 6400 F2.8 15 seconds 7 images stacked in SLS for NR Processed in LR @tokinausa 11-20 2.8 @ 17mm @slikusa 634-CFL @canonusa 6d mk1 . . . . . #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #sliktripods #mycanonstory #malibu #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #litbylume #capture4cubes #LumeOneUp #selfie

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After my stop in Vegas…

After my stop in Vegas to work a couple days, I continued on my 2nd part of #TheGreatMilkyWayChase.. I headed to California with @ryantoswald to meet up with a crew of friends to shoot and started at Racetrack Playa, the Ancient Bristlecone Forest, and then continued to Mammoth Lakes... We were going back and forth from blistering heat to super cold temps each night but having such an awesome time shooting. This was the 19th night of the chase and we got here mid afternoon with @The_gingers_adventures & @redheadkatrina and I sat in my hammock relaxing until the sun went down... --- I shot blue hour images for my foreground but I really wanted shots once it was full dark of the moonlit landscape.. I've really spent a lot of time on this trip planning and utilizing the light of the moon because we have so many days at the beginning and end of the chase that the moon is so prominent. --- After I shot my moonlit landscape images around 10pm, I went to sleep until 2am and then we all woke up to get our perfectly aligned Milky Way images... The minute I got my shots to stack, we all packed up and left to another location for a late night comp... More on that soon!!! --- 5 images Stacked for foreground ISO 400 F2.8 210 seconds - 20 images stacked for sky ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds ---- @canonusa 24-70 @ 35mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1 ---- #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #slikusa #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #easternsierra #easternsierras #mammothlakes #mammothstories

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Final stretch of #TheGreatMilkyWayChase and…

Final stretch of #TheGreatMilkyWayChase and I had the perfect opportunity to get this @LumeCube Box Opening video done yesterday in the windy Mammoth Lakes area... Check out what I got from them... want free us shipping?? Head to lumecube.com/160.html and use code TRACYLEE! —— 📸 @ryantoswald —— #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #litbylume #lumecube #capture4cubes #longexposure_shots #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #hotsprings #hotspring

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On my last day of…

On my last day of my 14 day stretch of #TheGreatMilkyWayChase, we headed to Monroe UT to visit Mystic Hot Springs... I had been here to soak last month and what an amazing day photo I got, so I knew I had to come back this month and shoot the stars... Thank you to @MysticHotSprings for their hospitality in their Gypsy unit for the night! We enjoyed some down time to get caught up on some editing before heading up to the tubs around midnight... It felt really strange to be in a town with street lights and still be able to see the Milky Way so bright above... We were worried that this comp was going to washed out with the lights on property but they were actually PERFECT for the shot. I added a lumecube.com/160.html (use code TRACYLEE for free US Shipping) to the tub to create the magical glow and then ran my intervalometer to get in and enjoy the springs! This might be the ONLY commercial hot springs that I truly enjoy coming back to! --- By the way- i'm back on the chase after a single night off!! More stories and photos coming your way!! --- This is 3 sets of stacked images in Starry Landscape Stacker. 20 for the sky, 20 for the foreground, and 5 for me. --- Sky ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds - Foreground ISO 3200 F2.8 30 Seconds - Me ISO 5000 F2.8 20 seconds ---- Processed in LR & PS @CanonUSA 24-70 @ 24 @SlikUSA 634-CF @CanonUSA 6DMK1 ---- . . . . . #tracylee #tracyleephotos #tracyleephotography #slikusa #canonusa #tokinausa #canonbringit #teamcanon #teamtokina #teamslik #shootslik #litbylume #lumecube #capture4cubes #longexposure_shots #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #hotsprings #hotspring #mystichotsprings #utah #iloveutah #utahisrad

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