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Spent the weekend in Bisti with fellow FM'er DBehrens. Having never been here before - we soon found the value in using GPS to find our way in the dark. Even so - learned the first lesson in GPS-ing: Walking a straight line isn't always the best line. Those that have been here know what I mean. Those that haven't - we found a few alcoves we were not looking for!

One of the goals for the trip was to shoot the eggs - and if possible - with the Milky Way. This, of course, required waking at 2:30am, hiking in the pitch black, in 30 degree temps. Nothing that bad - but when I told my wife what I was going to do all she could say was "Sounds Horrible". Although she is usually (always?) right - this night she wasn't. A great time. Two shots blended - one for the eggs - the other for the MW.

Funny, even though we saw several cars in the parking lot - we didn't run across another soul. Just the two of us - and countless cow patties. Thanks for looking

Todd







Mar 18, 2016 at 12:20 AM
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Wow! Great composition, light, colour, processing, everything!
I couldn't imagine this shot being any better than it is. Congrats.

Wayne.



Mar 18, 2016 at 12:40 AM
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Hey Todd,

This is done really nicely. The Milky Way is looking good, and the blend looks seamless. How did you get the nice light on the foreground?

Jim



Mar 18, 2016 at 12:45 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Bisti - Back to the Egg


Perfect from top to bottom, Todd
Voted!



Mar 18, 2016 at 01:25 AM
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Hi Todd,
Awesome image. Processing looks great. Worth the effort!



Mar 18, 2016 at 02:15 AM
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Jim;

Nothing special on the foreground light - got to the eggs around 3:30 - and just shot until the sun came up. Not sure what time the foreground was taken - but if I remember (computer is in the office) it was as the first hints of light started to appear. Also used the Nikon D810A (1srt time) - really liking the M* mode.



Mar 18, 2016 at 02:31 AM
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Really like what you've got here. Great looking night sky with an excellent foreground and great tones throughout. Awesome job on this


Mar 18, 2016 at 02:40 AM
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Very natural blend. It's perfect to my eyes. Congrats!
Fred



Mar 18, 2016 at 02:51 AM
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Awesome shot, Todd.


Mar 18, 2016 at 03:26 AM
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Excellent work here. Love the close up detail and the MW looks very natural. I enjoyed the backstory of your wife's opinion of the adventure. Sounds a bit familiar!


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Very well done! Wonderful comp and your processing is the way I like it.


Mar 18, 2016 at 05:24 AM
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i really love this shot and its one of the best I have seen from bisti. Hard to believe you got that much light on the FG without using something but the cameras always surprise.
Just love the overall look and the processing. I also want to thank you for getting me inspired to start shooting. Got more into night shots last year but thought it was still a bit early to get a good milky way shot. Your shot has shown me I am wrong.



Mar 18, 2016 at 06:49 AM
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Hey Todd!
What i see is cowboys hats, where are the eggs?

Great light and great job!

Andrey



Mar 18, 2016 at 08:15 AM
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As everyone has said, this is an outstanding shot. I will be making another visit to Bisti (and other wilderness areas) in the next few weeks, can hardly wait.


Mar 18, 2016 at 10:07 AM
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Wow - thanks so much everyone for the positive comments. Really appreciate it.

Lighthawk - Glad you enjoyed the story - can't really complain - she is very understanding, which allows me to get out and shoot whenever I can - along with the "encouragement" to do so!

Mysh - I started shooting the nights early last year too - Really looking forward to shooting other locations this "MW season".



Mar 18, 2016 at 12:54 PM
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REALLY well done, love this shot! Got my vote


Mar 18, 2016 at 01:12 PM
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man, that's an above the fireplace image......nicely done


Mar 18, 2016 at 01:40 PM
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A perfect blend with a very natural feel to it. Your processing is superb.

And the composition is right on as well. I know how hard that is to accomplish in total darkness!



Mar 18, 2016 at 02:04 PM
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Todd,
Nice! The 2 blends worked out well and at 3:30 in the morning at least your tripod was not shivering!
Dave



Mar 18, 2016 at 03:22 PM
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Awesome! Now I have to find these eggs... I have not stumbled across them before out there.


Mar 18, 2016 at 03:28 PM
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