Milky Way star canopy over the narrow 'Wall Street' canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park. Light painting at night shows orange and red rock formations which rise about 700 feet above this popular hiking trail on the 'Navajo Loop'. I planned this shot for several days, so that the Milky Way would be visible in this part of the canyon, and align with the notch in the wall at this time of night. Note ''The Sentinel'' near the top right of the photo. This extremely wide angle photo, looking virtually straight up, was taken with an LF 15mm f2.8 Fisheye lens (180-degree view diagonally) on the full-frame Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Light painting for 6 seconds w/ 2-million candle power reflected halogen.
Virtually all my NightScapes are ONE exposure (less than 30 seconds), and with little Photoshop correction --mostly to increase contrast. Watch the NightScape VIDEO – with one Milky Way after another! For more how-to and behind the scenes information, visit my Into The Night Photography blog. You can order PRINTS here. For tips, tutorials, and upcoming workshops about my NightScape photography, subscribe to the Your Photo Vision newsletter.