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"Into The Atmosphere"

*I am releasing my new Timelapse film "Into The Atmosphere" in two days (Wednesday) at www.Vimeo.com/shainblum. I am getting pretty nervous for the release. I decided to do a Re-process on this image I took during the making of the film in the Anza Borrego desert.

I hope you all enjoy it.*

The magnificent Milky Way Galaxy showing its’ true colors over the Anza Borrego Desert. I have taken a few trips out to these gigantic Wind Turbines. However, for the few times I have shot the turbines it has been from a distance next to my parked car. This time around I felt the need to venture out around the Wind Farm, and see if I could place a dominant Turbine in the center of the rising Galaxy. I feel like my efforts in the photograph were a success. It was really incredible watching these Windmills slowly turn with the Milky Way blazing against the sky. The blades from the Turbines are so large and push so much air, that you can hear the movement from a far distance.

The foreground of the image was nicely lit from the red glow of the Turbine’s lights. The glow you are seeing is far away light pollution from El Centro and Calexico, both neighboring towns to Mexico.

If you find yourself shooting late night in the desert, you should really watch out for rattlesnakes. On this specific night we saw three snakes extremely close to where we were walking. A friend of mine almost stepped on a coiled up sleeping rattlesnake. They blend into the sand and are extremely hard to see. There are not as many snakes in the northern part of the Anza Borrego, however on the Southern Tip by Mexico there are rattle snakes literally all over the place.

This specific panorama was created out of 18 images taken in 2 rows side by side. I overlapped at least 1/3rd of the frame for Photoshop to be able to stitch it together. Funny enough part of this panorama would not stitch and I had to do it manually, (Which takes forever.)

To see more please visit:
www.shainblumphoto.com
www.milkywayphotos.com

EXIF: 20SEC F/2.8 ISO3200
Canon6D, Sigma 20MM

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