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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ... . @yuribeletsky . Moon worship. Congratulations to Yuri Beletsky. Swipe left to see his most recent lunar eclipse. “Inversion layer in the atmosphere created such a colorful splash [of the crescent moon] over the Pacific Ocean [along the Atacama coast of Chile]. [The] ‘jungle’ view of the Moon [eclipse] through the trees turned out to be quite intriguing, [although] never planned. [Due to] high-altitude clouds over Santago [I had to look for other options]. Walking around I suddenly noticed a line of trees along the road which had quite interesting tree crowns. Bingo! To cover such a huge span in depths of field I took a series of exposures for further focus stacking, as well as the Moon itself,” says Yuri. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - TECHNIQUE: Nikon D810 and focus stacking. - LINK: fineartamerica.com/profiles/yuri-beletsky/shop . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . #nightphotography #astronomy #astrophotography #bloodmoon #nightsky #moon #luna #moon_awards #moon_of_the_day #bloodmoon #eclipse #astrography_ #astrography #wolfmoon #lunareclipse #natgeospace #ig_nightphotography #intothenight #night_shooterz #magic_at_night #nightshot #nightsky #nightshooters #nightpics #nightphoto #night_excl #nightphotography_exclusive #crescentmoon at Chile

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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ... . @shootingnomads . Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona. Congratulations to Arwinder Nagi. Swipe left to see full, un-cropped image. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - TECHNIQUE & EXIF: Exposure Blend / Exposure Stack • Nikon D850 • Sky ~ 10 shot stack (in Starry Landscape Stacker) each exposure at 10 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 • Foreground taken during blue hour and blended with sky stack. - LINK: shootingnomads.com . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . @MilkyWay_NightScapes #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #sedonaarizona #sedona #natgeospace #ig_nightphotography #intothenight #nightscape #nightscapes #nightscapephotography #night_shooterz #amazing_longexpo #amazing_longexposure starrysky #starscape #starphotography #timelessuniverse #universetoday #fantastic_universe #milkywaygalaxy #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers #milkywaygrams #rsa_night #nightskyphotography #igpodium_night #weownthenight at Sedona, Arizona

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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ... . @rami_astro . Super Blood Wolf Moon 2019. Congratulations to Rami Ammoun. “This is a mosaic that illustrates how the eclipse occurred last night. The night was very rough, had to deal with a very cold weather, high wind velocity, clouds, and camera batteries that were draining so fast,” says Rami. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - TECHNIQUE: Canon T6s mounted to a @meadeinstruments 130mm refractor S6000. . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . #nightphotography #astronomy #astrophotography #bloodmoon #nightsky #moon #luna #moon_awards #moon_of_the_day #bloodmoon #eclipse #astrography_ #astrography #wolfmoon #lunareclipse #natgeospace #ig_nightphotography #intothenight #night_shooterz #magic_at_night #nightshot #nightsky #nightshooters #nightpics #nightphoto #night_excl #nightphotography_exclusive #WeOwnTheNight_

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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ... . @fabianhurschler . Starry nights in Switzerland. Congratulations to Fabian Hurschler. “Would you go for a night ride in this little boat? Great memories of spending a summer's night at this jetty,” says Fabian. Swipe left to see all 3 shots. Which one do you like best, with or w/o the selfie? || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - TECHNIQUE & EXIF: Single Exposure • Canon 5dsR + @sigmaphoto Art 14mm f/1.8 . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . @MilkyWay_NightScapes #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #boatlife #lakereflection #switzerlandwonderland #swisslake #WeOwnTheNight_IG #supreme_nightshots #nightview #nightsofwonder #rsa_night #nightskyphotography #igpodium_night #nightphotographypros #weownthenight #addicted_to_nights #night_shots_ #singleexposure #nightscape_mastershot #timelessuniverse #universetoday #fantastic_universe #milkywaygalaxy #milkywaypics #starrysky #starscape #starphotography at Switzerland

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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ... . @actionphototours . Milky Way over White Pocket. Congratulations to David Swindler. “Here is a shot from our monsoon season workshop in White Pocket last year. Mars was as close to the Earth as it can get and it was perfectly positioned with the Milky Way. Everyone was having so much fun that they didn't want to go to bed,” says David. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - TECHNIQUE & EXIF: Exposure Stacked & Focus Stacked • Sky exposure ~ several exposure stacks at 13 sec, f/2.8, ISO 10,000 for noise reduction • Foreground exposure ~ Low Level Lighting and a 3-step focus stack at ISO 800 for better sharpness and detail retention . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . @MilkyWay_NightScapes #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #WhitePocket #igsouthwest #Arizona #vermillioncliffs #northernarizona #starrysky #starscape #starphotography #underthestars #timelessuniverse #universetoday #fantastic_universe #milkywaygalaxy #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers #milkywaygrams #natgeospace #ig_nightphotography #intothenight #nightscape #nightscapes #nightscapephotography #night_shooterz #magic_at_night #nightsky at Vermillion Cliffs National Monument

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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ... . @arpandas_photography_adventure . Dream On ~ Moon over Death Valley, California. Congratulations to Arpan Das. “A lot of people asked me how do I get this tone in most of my images. The answer is simple, I shoot a lot during the blue hours. During certain hours of the day this kind of purple/magenta/red colors reflect and it is my favorite time to shoot, whether before sunrise or after sunset,” says Arpan. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - MORE from Arpan: …it couldn't be any better than this for me. It was like a painting, blue hour hues, full moon, painted hills and that cloud. But funny thing is I was skeptical about shooting this place, as the overcrowded parking lot and the fact that I have seen thousand of images from this place before made me think whether I want to take a photo or not. So I decided to hike up the small hills around it with a German Couple whom I met there in the parking lot. I took my camera with me and the big canon sent by Tamron for this trip and my espresso on other hand. Just near about the end of the hike I saw this cloud is forming quickly. I knew exactly what is going to happen. I drank a mug of espresso like a tequila shot and told the couple "I will join you later I need to go down", the way I ran they might have thought that I need to poop immediately. I got what I wanted, it was tricky to capture a panorama handheld with a giant lens and that too handheld. - TECHNIQUE & EXIF: Panorama of 6 images • Nikon D810 + Tamron 150-600 G2 @ 250mm • Handheld . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . at Zabriskie Point

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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ... . @thetaintedtripod . In Trance ~ Sylvan Lake, South Dakota. Congratulations to Eden Bhatta. “A calm and peaceful night that induced a stellar reflection. This is a cropped view of a pano stitch I did this past summer,” says Eden. SWIPE left to see the pano and 6 other images. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - From ROYCE: Eden Bhatta is one of the nominees in the Night Sky Awards under the “MWC of the Year MALE” category. There are so many great and worthy photographers in this category; however, Eden is the man I personally nominated because he’s fairly unknown to many of you, and I’ve seen some marvelous growth from him this past year. If you agree, please head over to @nightskychasers and VOTE for Eden by following the link in their bio — or follow the link in our Stories. - TECHNIQUE & EXIF: TRACKED / PANO / BLEND • Canon 5D Mk4 + Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4 • Sky exposure - 3 mins (tracked), f/2.8, ISO 800 • Foreground exposure - 60 sec, f/4, ISO 1600 • Reflection exposure - 20sec, f/1.4, ISO 6400 • All images were taken one after the other . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . @MilkyWay_NightScapes #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #BlackHills #discoverblackhills #SylvanLake #nightsky #longexposure #nightscape #Starscape #HifromSD #SouthDakota #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #midwestmoment #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #nightskyphotography #ig_astrophotography #astro_photography_ #timelessuniverse #universetoday #fantastic_universe #milkywaygalaxy at Sylvan Lake Resort, South Dakota

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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ... . @skypointer2000 . The Magic of Night. Congratulations to Ralf Rohner. “Who needs dreams, when he can get such views in reality? I have been doing night photography for 3 years now, but I have not spent many nights in more remote places than this. Dozens of miles away from civilization, the sky is incredibly dark and, while being the only human soul far and wide might give some people the creeps, it makes me focused and helps me connect to the universe in a way I cannot do when I have company,” says Ralf. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - From ROYCE: Ralf Rohner is one of the nominees in the Night Sky Awards under the “Most Dedicated MWC of the Year” category. I highly recommend Ralf and his body of work. Please head over to @nightskychasers and VOTE for Ralf by following the link in their bio — or follow the link in our Stories. Vote for Ralf in the “Most Dedicated… category. - TECHNIQUE & EXIF: TRACKED / STACKED / BLEND • Canon EOS 6D astro modified + Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART @ f2.8 • Sky ~ 6 x 30s @ ISO6400, tracked (iOptron SkyTracker Pro), stacked • Foreground ~ 20 x 30s @ ISO6400, stacked (Low Level Lighting) . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . @MilkyWay_NightScapes #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #ig_astrophotography #astro_photography_ #astrography #astro_photography #astrography_ #starrysky #starscape #starphotography #natgeospace #ig_nightphotography #intothenight #nightscape #nightscapes #nightscapephotography #night_shooterz #magic_at_night #nightshot #nightsky #rsa_night #nightskyphotography #milkywaygalaxy #milkywaypics #weownthenight #addicted_to_nights #night_shots_ at Arizona

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. . This is a SINGLE EXPOSURE I took in May of a barn in a little Utah farming community that lies right on the edge of the Escalante Monument. That vast, dark sky area begins only a few hundred feet behind the barn, which is why that sky is so deep and rich. - EXIF & TECHNIQUE: Canon 5DM3 + Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 @ 15mm • 15 sec, f/2.8, ISO 8000 • Low Level Lighting ~ key panel light, 400 feet from left. The owners of this old barn gave us permission to photograph it, but did not want us to enter it. I wanted light coming through the open doors, so I tossed in two dimmed-down Goal Zero Micro Lighthouse lanterns —one on either side of the open door. Attached to each of the lantern handles was fishing line, which I reeled in until the illumination looked right. - VOTE: If you like this photo, please head over to @nightskychasers and vote for ROYCE BAIR in the “Best Single Image MW Photographer” category — follow the link in their bio or in my Stories. - SINGLE EXPOSURE ADVOCATE: Although I often use tracking, pano stitching, exposure blending and exposure stacking techniques to increase image quality, I enjoy the challenge of producing the best possible nightscapes with a single shot - JUST FOR THE RECORD: I support @TracyLeePhotos and her MWC “Night Sky Awards” contest. Do I think there are flaws in the contest? Sure, but I believe the good points and greater awareness of NightScape photography far exceed the problems. Discussing those points and bringing us together as a community has been my goal. - The same can be said about Tracy. Some have hinted that her only goal with this contest has been self promotion. Yes, Tracy is a great promoter; but, I’ve seen her in the field, and her number one concern has alway been to help others, especially the nightscape beginner—herself being in that same position only a short time ago. And, look where she is now in her night photography! Maybe, someone should have nominated her as “Most Improved…” - My father often said, “There are more ways than one to skin a cat.” The contest style Tracy has chosen will not fit everyone’s needs, but many will benefit from it if they will dive in and have fun with it. . at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ... . @naturalwildimage . Thunderstorm over Castle County, Utah. Congratulations to Robert McKendrick. SWIPE left to see all 7 images. “One of the many thunder storms that rolled through Castle County last summer. As it rolled through the San Rafael Desert and moved across the swell I was able to capture a few shots. This image captured an amazing bolt of lightning. I almost missed it as it came on the right side of the image,” says Robert. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - From ROYCE: Robert McKendrick is one of the nominees as “Most Improved MWC of the Year” in the Night Sky Awards. Robert has only been doing nightscapes for a little over a year. This is a very deserving photographer that needs your VOTE! Please use the link in today’s Stories. You can vote once a day thru Jan 17 . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . @MilkyWay_NightScapes #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #lightning #storm #thunderstorm #xputah #utahrocks #travelutah #utahunique #utahcaptures #bestofutah #timelessuniverse #universetoday #fantastic_universe #milkywaygalaxy #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers #milkywaygrams #natgeospace #ig_nightphotography #intothenight #nightscape #nightscapes #nightscapephotography #night_shooterz #magic_at_night #nightsky at Utah

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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ... . @wayne_pinkston . The aurora near Tromso Norway. Congratulations to Wayne Pinkson‎. SWIPE left to see 3 more from Kitdalen, Norway. “From my archives. A few years ago I went to Norway to see the Aurora, and one night we were treated to an auroral display for about 20-30 minutes that far exceeded my wildest imagination. Color of all shades rained down on us from every direction. It was hard to decide which way to point the camera. I posted a few of these previously, but have mostly been posting Milky Way photos. [I’ve been mixing] these in with some panoramas in case people are getting tired of the panoramas. I’d love to go back to Norway, but I doubt I’ll ever see anything as spectacular as that night,” says Wayne || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - TECHNIQUE & EXIF: All single exposures • Canon EOS-1D X + Nikon 14-24mm @ 14mm • Most exposures taken at about f/2.8, 3 sec, ISO 6400. - LINKS: waynepinkstonphoto.com 500px.com/waynepinkston flickr.com/photos/pinks2000/ . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . #northernlightsphotos #nightphotography #northernlights #aurora #auroraborealis #auroraboreal #natgeospace #ig_nightphotography #intothenight #nightscape #nightscapes #nightscapephotography #night_shooterz #magic_at_night #nightshot #nightsky #nightshooters #nightpics #nightphoto #night_excl #nightphotography_exclusive #nightimages #WeOwnTheNight_IG #supreme_nightshots #nightview #nightsofwonder #rsa_night #nightskyphotography at Norway

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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ... . @anselmo.hoffmann . Breaking moonlight over Salto Angel (Angel Falls) ~ Venezuela. Congratulations to Anselmo Hoffmann‎. “A rare and fleeting moment when the milky way aligned in pure enhancement with ‘Salto Angel’ in Venezuela. With a height of 979 meters (3,212 ft), the Salto Angel is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall. Believe: almost 1 km of free fall! To do this picture I did an epic adventure. After 02 days on the road, I got a flight in a little airplane over Canaima National Park. I reached Canaima NP and then the next day I took a boat on a river up trip (6 hours upstream) to the Angel Falls trail. Then, it is more 2 hours hiking a hill until reach the waterfall. I had to wait 2 nights until clearly see the stars. I'll always remember that night... The milky way was incredibly beautiful over the cascade, making a wonderful natural marriage. I spent all night shooting, enchanted with so magic moment. The lights on the waterfall and on the Tepuy were made by the moon that came moments after. Those moments was an amazing and unforgettable! ...What such a nature's spectacle,” says Anselmo! || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - TECHNIQUE & EXIF: Exposure Blend • Sony a7rII + Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f/4 • ISO 6400 • 02 exposures at the same exif: 01 picture for the stars (background); another for the waterfall and mountain (foreground). - LINKS: anselmohoffmann.com . . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #nightscaper to be considered for a feature. - JOIN our NightScaper Facebook group (use the link in our bio) to see more great night images and to increase your chances for a gallery feature . . @MilkyWay_NightScapes #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #angelfalls #saltoangel #venezuelan_places #venezuela #waterfall💦 #waterfalls #waterfall #timelessuniverse #universetoday #fantastic_universe #milkywaygalaxy #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers #milkywaygrams #natgeospace #ig_nightphotography #intothenight #nightscape #nightscapes #nightscapephotography #night_shooterz #magic_at_night #nightshot #nightsky #nightshooters at Salto Angel - Venezuela

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