Acadia National Park - Aaron Priest Photography
100 2014 2015 8353 8359 10738 10748 238724 239283 239290 2x3 aaron priest acadia national park air glow andromeda astrophotography autumn bar harbor barn beach beehive lagoon behind the lens behind the scenes big dipper bird blue boats boulder beach boulders brook bruce neumann bts cadillac mountain cadillac mtn carriage road charlie widdis chris lawrence clouds cloudy coast color connie pooler crop d810 dan miles david francis dawn dock duck brook duck brook bridge dusk eagle lake fall farm fire fisheye fishing foliage forest full full sky golden hour great hill green group handshake harbor hdr hunter's beach hunter's brook hunters beach ice joe meirose jordan pond karen king landscape leaves light painting little long pond little planet long exposure lynda appel maine margaret todd mast matthew parks meteor mike lawie mike taylor milky milky way moon moonlight moonlit mount desert island new england night night photography night sky north east creek ocean ocean path orange orion otter cliffs otter cove otter point overcast panorama photographers pond portal rain red reflection road rocks sailboat sailing sand sand beach schoodic schooner head road seagull seal harbor shack shadow shore silhouette sirius sky snow spherical spinning square stairs stanley brook bridge stanley brook road star star trails stars steel wool steps summer sun sunrise sunset swirl the bubbles the gorge thunder hole tide time timewarp trails trees truck vehicle venkat pakala vincent lawrence warp way wide winter winter harbor workshop yellow

Powered by SmugMug Log In

Photographer at Work

James Flachsbart shoots Orion and Sirius over Stanley Brook Bridge in Acadia National Park on December 15, 2015, 11:38 PM. Stanley Brook Road was closed for the winter, so we had no traffic to be concerned about. This “vertorama” is stitched from two portrait images with PTGui, plus a long exposure of the road and bridge masked over it in Photoshop. I brought all the images into PTGui and used the “Link” feature under Image Parameters and saved the image out of PTGui as a .PSB file with “individual layers only” so the bottom images would have the same alignment in Photoshop for masking and blending. Learn about this and more at our upcoming Night Sky Panoramas workshop in May:

Camera settings: 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 6400, 25 seconds x 2 images for the sky and 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 3200, 240 seconds for the ground.

Equipment used: Nikon D810, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, Promote Control, and Really Right Stuff TVC-34L tripod w/ leveling base & multi-row panning head. Long exposure noise reduction via Pixel Fixer. RAW conversion via Lightroom.

Acadia National ParkMaineMount Desert IslandOrionSiriusStanley Brook BridgeStanley Brook Roadlong exposurenightnight photographynight skyworkshop

From Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island