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Hole in the Wall arch - night exposure | by IronRodArt - Royce Bair ("Star Shooter")
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Hole in the Wall arch - night exposure

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Hole in the Wall arch -- a night time exposure with light painting. This is part of the Courthouse Towers section in Arches National Park. See my comments below for daytime views and location. This is a fairly unknown arch. This photo was taken in May 1981.


How we did it: During a 10-minute time exposure, we fired 20 flashes (light painting) from camera right using a Norman 400B portable strobe (firing at the 200 watt-seconds setting). The flash head was covered with a medium red-magenta Rosco gel filter. Four flashes were also fired from inside the arch (behind the fallen rocks). These were covered with a yellow-gold Rosco gel filter.


See the awe-inspiring NightScape VIDEO – with one Milky Way after another!


My new ebook, Milky Way NightScapes, gives extensive details on how to enhance the landscape foreground. Three other chapters cover planning, scouting, forecasting star/landscape alignment, shooting and post processing.


Technical, how-to stuff

Behind the scenes: The NightScape Story


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Taken on May 15, 2010