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"The Great Gig In The Sky" SO on a Saturday night after work many months ago i decided to leave out to the Alabama Hills I got to meet up with @derekvculver and @astrofalls, and a few other great photographer. Derek is retiring from photography (or is he) due to sleep deprivation and the effects it has on his mind and body. Something you all know I suffer from on a day to day basis. . i took off on a solo mission into the rocks and decided to take some pictures on my own after hours of shooting with others. i ran into 2 tarantellas and a scorpion battling it out in the hills. Such a wicked sight to watch, but it made me extra careful of where i was stepping for a saw 4 more scorpions along my hike. Finally i arrived on the top of these huge boulders, and I took a chance and laid down on these rocks and stared up at probably one of the top 5 best milky ways. These moments you just have to sit and realize that the the universe is so big that a galaxy is so small, and a solar system is

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"Hexxas" ⠀⁠ I've been on a mission to find this specific tree in the White Mountains for a long time. It its the WORLD OLDEST TREE. Dating back 5,100 years. Even the bible states the world was created 5,300 years ago. Myself Skylar Keck and Dominique Nichole Love went out hiking late at night to find this tree amongst the many in the grove. It was a mission for sure. It was a hard hike for 2 major reason. 1.) being at 11,000 feet the air is thin, and 2. Being hit by the Yosemite fires also made it hard to breath. We took breaks but...in the end we found it. Ive called it "The Hexxas Tree" because it looks like Hexxas from Fern Gully before he got released even though it actually has a name. I actually had gotten a picture with a light painted red X on it. ' This, was a great adventure but one of the worst nights for me because i took all these pictures of this tree with some wicked light paintings and panoramas. and when i got back to camp... somehow my memory card was glitched

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"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Ok bare with my for a second. its currently 650am and my mind has been up all night editing. ⁣⁠ But... THE SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM. For those who dont know what it is.. i will give you the super basic explanation of it. Albert Einstein, one of my favorite theoretical physicist, in 1905 came up with a theory that You need Time.... and space for things to exists. This theory is also linked to his famous Special Relativity theory. Basically, An object has 2 coordinates, A coordinate is space, for example 'on the table' and a coordinate in time 'at 4am'. If an object doesn't have a time coordinate, it can not exists in the fabric of reality. Space time and Special Relativity is so much more fascinating and complicated and recommend you all loo it up and learn something new BUTTTT......⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ So... how does this tie into this picture. Well... look at the title. If we are talking about something... somewhere is

A single shot exposure of the Milky Way rising down a dark road in Northern California. Was a great time under the stars just waiting for the Milky Way to perfectly align with the road i decided to pull out some clear plastic tubes i had in my car, put some flashlights in there and wave them around. Then had Sierra Tinsley Model for me. Funny thing is... this would have been suuuuuccch a epic shot If Jeff Jaimes (AKA Fireteam Jericho) decided not to troll me and change my Aperture to 7.1 from 4.0 where it was at. I never noticed until i got home and started editing.#MyCanonStory #CanonFanPhoto ⁠
Photo Details⁠
Camera: @Canonusa EOS 6D⁠
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L ⁠
Aperture: f7.1 (dam it Jeff)⁠
ISO: 3200⁠
Shutter Speed: 20 seconds⁠
Focal Length: 25 mm⁠
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A single shot exposure of the Milky Way rising down a dark road in Northern California. Was a great time under the stars just waiting for the Milky Way to perfectly align with the road i decided to pull out some clear plastic tubes i had in my car, put some flashlights in there and wave them around. Then had Sierra Tinsley Model for me. Funny thing is... this would have been suuuuuccch a epic shot If Jeff Jaimes (AKA Fireteam Jericho) decided not to troll me and change my Aperture to 7.1 from 4.0 where it was at. I never noticed until i got home and started editing. #mycanonstory #canonfanphoto ⁠ Photo Details⁠ Camera: @Canonusa EOS 6D⁠ Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L ⁠ Aperture: f7.1 (dam it Jeff)⁠ ISO: 3200⁠ Shutter Speed: 20 seconds⁠ Focal Length: 25 mm⁠ ⁠ #landscape #lanscape captures #landscapephotography #amazing longexpo #milkyway #milkywaychasers #longexposure shots #nightphotography #ig shotz ⁠ #earthdeluxe #jaw dropping shots #destination wow #nightscaper

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"The Dark Horse"⁣⁠ Lately I've been experimenting with editing my MilkyWay photographs a little differently. The process takes 5x as long and i really gotta get down and dirty with pixels but...the creative process has been really fun and quiet the challenge. ⁣⁠ If you check out the unedited RAW Straight out of camera version of this, just look at my previous post. ⁣⁠ Anyways... So, this was another night out in the Alabama Hills dodging scorpions and tarantellas at every turn. It was a great night of shooting with some of the photographers that ive looked up to for sometime, which surprisingly enough also looked up to me. That just shows me that ive found a home in a community where we can all learn off each other, and share our passions. Even though im alone 80% of the time when i go stargazing, the few times i get to share those moments with others... its very meaningful to me.⁣⁠ This was the second time in my life i have ever shot with other astrophotographers.

'M42' The Great Orion Nebula
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'M42' The Great Orion Nebula" (Test Version 1) This 24 min exposure of his beautiful pearl in space, is a stellar nursery made up off gasses and dust that give birth to stars. its also a host to its own parasite. While it creates massive stars 30x bigger then our sun it uses up alot of these gasses and energy, but the new stars it creates, feed it back the radiation needed to keep it alive. Orion is only 1,300 light years from Earth and is located in the constellation of Orion. duhh. It is around 25 light years across which to put it in perspective, its only 3 light hours for the sun to hit pluto. The bright part of this photo is called the Trapezium star cluster. its basically where most of the stars all form in that area, illuminating the dust and shining so bright. Such a beautiful gem in the sky Last night i knew was going to be a trial and error night as i was learning to teach myself PHD2 auto guiding, And Sequence Generator Pro, along with plate solving. 3. new programs used

We spend our lives connected and plugged into the matrix that controls us. Bare with me for a second on this. Most of our lives we are on our phones, computers, listening to the radio, tv, video games... i feel like the news has pumped this world with negativity and drama that works us all up and gets us up set, so much time is spent on that that we forget who we really are when we really disconnect. And im not talking about just staying off your phone for an hour. Im talking about spending a week so far away from everything, away from electricity, away from service, away from people, away from home, away from work...where all you have is you. Time where you have no choice but to remember who you are deep inside when there are no distractions and stress. I feel like humans, esspecially in Los Angeles dont know how to unplug, we now have a fear to unplug because its forign territory. I recommend to everyone on my facebook and instagram and anyone who sees this post to commit 5 days out of their 365 day year to go camping, but not close by camping, pick somewhere far away from where you live, far away from any city, far outside of your comfort zone. Spend this time to get in touch with yourself, spend this time to disconnect from the day to day stress and plans and reconnect with your innerself when its not distracted from your life.⁣⁠
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Photo Details @Canonusa⁣⁠
Camera: #Canon EOS 6D⁣⁠
Lens: Rokinon 35mm F1.4⁣⁠
Aperture: f1.4 ⁣⁠
ISO: 6400⁣⁠
Shutter Speed: 8 seconds⁣⁠
Focal Length: 35m⁣⁠
Location: Alabama Hills ⁣⁠
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We spend our lives connected and plugged into the matrix that controls us. Bare with me for a second on this. Most of our lives we are on our phones, computers, listening to the radio, tv, video games... i feel like the news has pumped this world with negativity and drama that works us all up and gets us up set, so much time is spent on that that we forget who we really are when we really disconnect. And im not talking about just staying off your phone for an hour. Im talking about spending a week so far away from everything, away from electricity, away from service, away from people, away from home, away from work...where all you have is you. Time where you have no choice but to remember who you are deep inside when there are no distractions and stress. I feel like humans, esspecially in Los Angeles dont know how to unplug, we now have a fear to unplug because its forign territory. I recommend to everyone on my facebook and instagram and anyone who sees this post to commit 5 days

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Question Of The Day: What piece of entertainment do you wish you could erase from your mind so that you could experience for the first time again?⁠
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⁠ ⁠ Question Of The Day: What piece of entertainment do you wish you could erase from your mind so that you could experience for the first time again?⁠ ⁠ "The Imagination of a Mind From Mars" ⁠ Here is a composite taken at Joshua Tree, California. Its a story of a photographer who closes his eyes and realizes he finally away from the day to day world. He releases all stress, and lets go of everything tying him down to planet earth. His work, money, friends, family, pets, bills, everything. So all he feels is himself, his camera and the Landscape in front of him. He opens his eyes, and he is free. Feel free to Like, Comment, Share and give Constructive Criticism⁠ #mycanonstory #canonfanphoto ⁠ Photo Details @Canonusa⁠ Camera: Canon EOS 6D⁠ Lens: #Canon EF 14mm f2.8⁠ Aperture: f2.8⁠ ISO: 5000⁠ Shutter Speed: 30 sec⁠ Focal Length: 14mm⁠ ⁠ #supreme nightshots #longexpoelite #ig shotz le #amazingphotohunter #landscape captures #thebest capture #nature

Not a question of the day: Tag your adventure buddy and tell them what makes them your adventure buddy.⁠
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Enjoying Life on my Little Planet with my friends⁠
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Photo Details @Canonusa⁠
Camera: #Insta360 x⁠
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Not a question of the day: Tag your adventure buddy and tell them what makes them your adventure buddy.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Enjoying Life on my Little Planet with my friends⁠ #mycanonstory #canonfanphoto ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Photo Details @Canonusa⁠ Camera: #Insta360 x⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #longexposure #longexpo #lazyshutters #slowshutter #longexposureoftheday #longexposures #longexposurephotography #dream image #jaw dropping shots #earthofficial #ig shotz le #earth shotz #amazing longexpo #longexpo addiction #eclectic shotz #ic longexpo #insta crew #canon photos #colors of day #special shots #global hotshotz #hotshotz #transfer visions #main vision #awesome photographers #picoftheday #master gallery

Question of the day: Where is your favorite waterfall?⁠
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Be the wild that's inside you. ⁠
Heres a shot of me in my natural habitat, being where I am most happy... In nature⁠
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Photo Details @Canonusa⁠
Camera: Canon EOS 6D⁠
Lens: #Canon EF 24-105 f4⁠
Aperture: f5.6⁠
ISO: 500⁠
Shutter Speed: .6 seconds⁠
Focal Length: 24⁠
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#longexposure #longexpo #lazyshutters #slowshutter #longexposureoftheday #longexposures #longexposurephotography #dream_image #jaw_dropping_shots #earthofficial #ig_shotz_le #earth_shotz #amazing_longexpo #longexpo_addiction #eclectic_shotz #ic_longexpo #insta_crew #canon_photos #colors_of_day #special_shots #global_hotshotz #hotshotz #transfer_visions #main_vision #awesome_photographers #picoftheday #master_gallery
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Question of the day: Where is your favorite waterfall?⁠ ⁠ Be the wild that's inside you. ⁠ Heres a shot of me in my natural habitat, being where I am most happy... In nature⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #mycanonstory #canonfanphoto ⁠ Photo Details @Canonusa⁠ Camera: Canon EOS 6D⁠ Lens: #Canon EF 24-105 f4⁠ Aperture: f5.6⁠ ISO: 500⁠ Shutter Speed: .6 seconds⁠ Focal Length: 24⁠ ⁠ #longexposure #longexpo #lazyshutters #slowshutter #longexposureoftheday #longexposures #longexposurephotography #dream image #jaw dropping shots #earthofficial #ig shotz le #earth shotz #amazing longexpo #longexpo addiction #eclectic shotz #ic longexpo #insta crew #canon photos #colors of day #special shots #global hotshotz #hotshotz #transfer visions #main vision #awesome photographers #picoftheday #master gallery

Question of the say: Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets? ⁠
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Hiking back from Ramona Falls I couldn't just keep walking, Stopping to take pictures along the way was a necessity when you have a beautiful sunset sun shining through the trees. There is something really surreal when you feel like you're literally walking into a sunset., and surrounded by nature at the same time. ⁠
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Photo Details @Canonusa⁠
Camera: Canon EOS 6D⁠
Lens: #Canon EF 14mm f2.8⁠
Aperture: f8⁠
ISO: 100⁠
Shutter Speed: 1/400sec⁠
Focal Length: 14mm⁠
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Question of the say: Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets? ⁠ ⁠ Hiking back from Ramona Falls I couldn't just keep walking, Stopping to take pictures along the way was a necessity when you have a beautiful sunset sun shining through the trees. There is something really surreal when you feel like you're literally walking into a sunset., and surrounded by nature at the same time. ⁠ #mycanonstory #canonfanphoto ⁠ Photo Details @Canonusa⁠ Camera: Canon EOS 6D⁠ Lens: #Canon EF 14mm f2.8⁠ Aperture: f8⁠ ISO: 100⁠ Shutter Speed: 1/400sec⁠ Focal Length: 14mm⁠

Question of the day: What do you believe in spiritually, religious, or not. I want to know. And lets keep this peaceful. ⁠
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Question of the day: What do you believe in spiritually, religious, or not. I want to know. And lets keep this peaceful. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ "God Rays"⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Out in my personal favorite spots of Yosemite where there isn't a soul for miles, the sun drops below the mountains, shooting its rays through the clouds and creating whats known as "God Rays" ⁠ While I respect everyone's beliefs and its everyone's right to believe in what ever they want... I don't believe in a higher power. As a boy I grew up a Jew, and a very religious Jew at that. Im talking no electricity on Saturdays, prayers every morning, and always ate kosher. It was what I believed in... And then around the age of 14-15 while all your friends were out having fun on weekends, you were stuck in doors unable to drive on Saturdays (the sabbath). So... this sparked a bunch of questions. Just like most 15 year old boys you start to question everything, and need answers for the way life is. It was the jr. scientist in me

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