Heaven and Earth

© Martha R. Mazon

Heaven and Earth

Uploaded: August 02, 2017 07:38:48 | Entered: August 02, 2017 07:38:48


I chose the timing for our recent mountain getaway to correspond with the new moon, so I could work on my star photography. From my last attempt, I learned to shorten the exposure to prevent tiny star trails, and this time around I learned to do a manual focus on a planet to get a good sharp focus lock. For some reason using infinity on the lens is not reliable anymore!

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Exif: F Number: 1.4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 3200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Rudi Reiner level-classic August 02, 2017

Wow, beautiful shot! #1692791

Patrick Rouzes August 02, 2017

A WOW from me too, Martha! Sounds like there is a lot of skill involved, and thanks for the inspiration! It's mesmerizing! #11627160

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 02, 2017

Awesome Martha, you are soooo talented!! #11627175

Donald K. Cherry August 02, 2017

Very nice, Martha. #11627204

Wa Na Sa August 02, 2017

Can you explain reason about using infinity on the lens is not reliable to you? #11627228

Martha R. Mazon level-classic August 02, 2017

Here is a very good description of the issue and some solutions. I strongly recommend trying different options with you camera and don't assume that what works for one lens works for all lenses. If possible, review shots on the computer mud-shoot to confirm the focus. http://leyetscapes.com/edu/infinity-focus.html #11627251

Martha R. Mazon level-classic August 02, 2017

I meant, "mid-shoot" #11627252

John Connolly August 02, 2017

It looks like your plan worked here Martha! What an impressive theme image and capture! Well done! #11627288

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic August 02, 2017

Great work with a beautiful result, Martha!!! #11627528

al armiger level-deluxe August 08, 2017

Right on track of the theme Martha. Well done! #11629182

al armiger level-deluxe August 08, 2017

Right on track of the theme Martha. Well done! #11629183

John Koepfer @PresentPleasures August 08, 2017

Incredible photography here Martha, so skillful and beautiful!! #11629464

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 03, 2017

Stunning night capture and congrats on Finalist, Martha. #11646218

al armiger level-deluxe October 03, 2017

Congrats! Well done. #11646339

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