Good morning ☕️ and Happy Learn to Laugh Truesday... this is actually a tool I’ve been able to use in my arsenal for years now. At times peeps have said, how can you laugh at a time like this? It actually helps me slow things down, and look at things in a different perspective. It allows me to NOT get caught up in the negative but allow myself to see the positive in the situation. Once we allow ourselves to understand that adversity is not always bad, and that it is all part of the master plan...then we can start to smile more, and laugh at the bumps in the road. It’s like a rollercoaster, at first you might have that look of terror on your face, but after a while you start to enjoy the dips and turns, and start to look forward to the loops. Remember the analogy between the merry go round and the rollercoaster...have a great Truesday everyone 🎢. #🖕🏽themerrygoround
I know panos don't come out well on IG but I'm really happy with this shot so I thought I would share it. You can see a hi-res version on my website.
I first saw this tree about a year ago when I was hiking in Mt Laguna. At the time I didn't think anything of it other than it was too bad that it had died. Then I started thinking about trying to capture the arch of the milky way and was wondering if this tree would make a good foreground subject.
I was originally going to put the tree in the center under the arch. But the tree is on a hill and didn't look good from that angle (rocks blocked the tree base and it looked more like a bush). I almost didn't come out to shoot it, but I chatted with @chrismaustphotos (check out his picture of the tree) and we decided to come out anyway.
This is stacked panorama. The sky is 2 rows x 4 positions x 4 frames for stacking (25mm, f/2.8, 10s, ISO 1600). The foreground is a 4x1 pano at 25mm, f/2.8, 120s, ISO 1600. Stacked with SLS, stitched with PT GUI, processed in PS/LR.