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- Ash fine art Photography   πŸ“· Landscape Photographer πŸ“Έ Photography Workshops πŸ–Ό Museum quality art πŸ† National award winner πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ On a spiritual journey

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πŸŽ‰ FREE GIVEAWAYS πŸŽ‰ Three free prints for three lucky winners 1. 16 by 32 metal print of β€œDowntown Milkyway” courtesy @portrilux  San Diego 2. 20 by 30 paper print of an image of your choice from my collection 3. 18 by 24 paper print of an image of your choice from my collection Rules 1. You must be a follower 2. Like and comment on this post 2. Tag 2-5 friends (Higher number of tags stand a higher chance of winning) Winner will be selected from followers and announced on 1st August Thanks everyone for your continued support and encouragement. I look forward to sharing more in 2019 Please note: Free delivery only in USA Please check / follow @portrilux  for photography prints #freegiveway  #freegiveaways  #freeprints  #free  #photography  #metalprint  #fineartprints 

DOWNTOWN MILKYWAY 26000 thousand lights years - that’s how far we are from the core of our galaxy. Milky Way has a galactic core surrounded by spiral disc of stars which is 100,000 light years across - it is difficult to comprehend the scale of our own galaxy I wonder about the size of our universe which has more than 100 billion such galaxies There is a super massive black hole 4.1 million times the size our sun behind this core and at the center of our galaxy. A black hole has been photographed for the first time recently. An object which absorbs everything including light was considered impossible to photograph. What an achievement in the field of photography This is a composite image Nikon D850 Sky Nikon 24-70 lens at 70mm F 2.8, 10 shots of 10 sec each at ISO 6400, photo-stacked in photoshop for noise reduction Land Nikon 70-200 lens at 90mm F 16, ISO 64, Bulb mode, 120 sec #thirty9  #instagood  #instalike  #ig_color  #ig_captures  #ig_shotz  #ig_masterpiece  #jaw_dropping_shots  #earthpix  #awesomepix  #beautifuldestinations  #destinationearth  #nakedplanet  #wildcalifornia  #nikond850  #ourplanetdaily  #longexpoelite  #theglobewanderer  #wow_planet  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #artofvisuals  #tronapinnacles  #aov  #thirty9co  #milkyway  #milkywaychasers  #nps  #night_excl  β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @ourplanetdaily  @lonelyplanet  @nakedplanet  @earthofficial  @beautifuldestinations  @wonderful_places  @natgeoimagecollection  @haidafilter  @thirty9co  @reallyrightstuff  @gitzoinspires  @nikonusa  @startrailchasers  @milkywaychasers 

FOCUS STACKING (Guide to ultra sharp images) Have you ever wondered how some landscape images look ultra sharp - Is it use of a small aperture or over sharpening or a special high end camera. Well none of these will lead to end to end tack sharp images I have seen that many people have a confusion between depth of field and mage sharpness. As we increase our aperture we increase depth of field. This means that a larger portion of the image will be in focus. Very high apertures lead to an optional constraint called diffraction. Diffraction softens an image and reduces edge sharpness which becomes more and more pronounced as we enlarge an image There is a technique called focus stacking which is used to achieve edge to edge sharpness in an image. A series of pictures are taken at the sweet spot of a lens by focusing along a vertical line in the image. A sweet spot is usually an aperture range 2-3 stops above the min aperture (say f5.6-f8). Though these shots have a smaller depth of field but they are much sharper at the focus points. These images are combined later in photoshop to produce an ultra sharp image This shot is a result of 7 images focus stacked in photoshop If you want to learn this in more detail and lots of other techniques used in landscape photography you can join one of my upcoming workshops #instagood  #instalike  #ig_color  #ig_captures  #ig_shotz  #ig_masterpiece  #jaw_dropping_shots  #earthpix  #awesomepix  #beautifuldestinations  #destinationearth  #nakedplanet  #wildcalifornia  #nikond850  #ourplanetdaily  #longexpoelite  #theglobewanderer  #wow_planet  #valleyview  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #artofvisuals  #aov  #anseladams  #focusstacking  β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @ourplanetdaily  @lonelyplanet  @nakedplanet  @earthofficial  @beautifuldestinations  @wonderful_places  @natgeo  @haidafilter 

Happy 4th of July Had been planning a fireworks shoot for a long time. Nothing like shooting along the coast with reflections in water which add a whole new dimension. I hope everyone had a good time. Let me know how you like these shots There is a difference in shooting landscapes and shooting fireworks. In landscape photography the subject is lit by a source of light. Here the subject itself is light The parameters are quite contrary to what we use in night photography Nikon D850 Nikon 14-24mm F22-F16 10-20 sec shots ISO 64-100 #instagood  #instalike  #ig_color  #ig_captures  #ig_shotz  #ig_masterpiece  #jaw_dropping_shots  #earthpix  #awesomepix  #beautifuldestinations  #destinationearth  #nakedplanet  #wildcalifornia  #nikond850  #ourplanetdaily  #longexpoelite  #theglobewanderer  #wow_planet  #valleyview  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #artofvisuals  #aov  #fireworks  #4thofjuly  #lagunabeach  β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @ourplanetdaily  @lonelyplanet  @nakedplanet  @earthofficial  @beautifuldestinations  @wonderful_places  @natgeo  @haidafilter 

A place like Death Valley with vast landscapes can only be truly showcased in a panoramic format. Modern digital camera technology allows us to produce images like these which were rather difficult in the film era I’m sharing two panoramas here. The first is from the morning blue hour and the second shot at sunrise at Zabriskie point. This is a famous place for watching sunrise (look for alpenglow on opposite panamint range) #thirty9  #instagood  #instalike  #ig_color  #ig_captures  #ig_shotz  #zabriskiepoint  #jaw_dropping_shots  #earthpix  #awesomepix  #beautifuldestinations  #destinationearth  #nakedplanet  #wildcalifornia  #nikond850  #ourplanetdaily  #longexpoelite  #theglobewanderer  #wow_planet  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #artofvisuals  #deathvalley  #deathvalleynationalpark  #aov  #thirty9co  #nps  #deathvalleylove  β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @ourplanetdaily  @lonelyplanet  @nakedplanet  @earthofficial  @beautifuldestinations  @wonderful_places  @natgeoimagecollection  @haidafilter  @thirty9co  @reallyrightstuff  @gitzoinspires  @nikonusa 

Sharing some images from one of my favorite national parks. They call it the most beautiful landscape. One of the most photographed locations in the world, Yosemite also has the highest concentration of waterfalls anywhere #instagood  #instalike  #ig_color  #ig_captures  #ig_shotz  #ig_masterpiece  #jaw_dropping_shots  #earthpix  #awesomepix  #beautifuldestinations  #destinationearth  #nakedplanet  #wildcalifornia  #nikond850  #ourplanetdaily  #longexpoelite  #theglobewanderer  #wow_planet  #valleyview  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #artofvisuals  #yosemitevalley  #aov  #yosemite  #anseladams  β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @ourplanetdaily  @lonelyplanet  @nakedplanet  @earthofficial  @beautifuldestinations  @wonderful_places  @natgeo  @yosemite  @yosemitenps  @haidafilter 

Sharing some memories from a recent workshop at Joshua Tree national park. Joshua tree is a world famous park for night photography. Some of the most amazing rock formations, a jungle of Joshua trees, cholla cactus 🌡 garden and much more provide numerous opportunities for landscape photography Get in touch if you are interested in a future Joshua tree workshop #thirty9  #instagood  #instalike  #ig_color  #ig_captures  #ig_shotz  #ig_masterpiece  #jaw_dropping_shots  #earthpix  #awesomepix  #beautifuldestinations  #destinationearth  #nakedplanet  #wildcalifornia  #nikond850  #ourplanetdaily  #longexpoelite  #theglobewanderer  #wow_planet  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #artofvisuals  #joshuatreenationalpark  #aov  #thirty9co  #milkyway  #milkywaychasers  #nps  #night_excl  β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @ourplanetdaily  @lonelyplanet  @nakedplanet  @earthofficial  @beautifuldestinations  @wonderful_places  @natgeoimagecollection  @haidafilter  @thirty9co  @reallyrightstuff  @gitzoinspires  @nikonusa  @milkywaychasers  @nightphotography_exclusive  @nightphotography 

Sharing a few of my favorite ocean shots from Bug Sur on world ocean day. National Geographic calls it β€œthe greatest union of land and sea on earth” Love this place for some of the most amazing ocean views, rugged coastlines, cypress trees and above all the raw power of water when these massive 50 feet high waves set your heart racing. A must visit at least once in a lifetime #divinelight  #insta  #instagood  #instalike  #ig_captures  #ig_shotz  #ig_masterpiece  #jaw_dropping_shots  #earthpix  #awesomepix  #beautifuldestinations  #destinationearth  #bigsur  #nakedplanet  #wildcalifornia  #nikond850  #ourplanetdaily  #nikonusa  #theglobewanderer  #wow_planet  #abstractphotography  #picoftheday  #pacificcoasthighway  #photooftheday  #artofvisuals  #moodygrams  #aov  #bnw  #bigsur  β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @ourplanetdaily  @lonelyplanet  @nakedplanet  @earthofficial  @beautifuldestinations  @earthfocus  @wonderful_places  @natgeo  @natgeoadventure 

How about doing some painting with photography Painting and photography are often considered similar artistic expressions. Sometimes we see paintings which look so real that we mistake them for photographs while at other times we see photographs which look more like a painting Using a camera as a brush and light as a paint can add a new dimension to creative photography. You are only limited by your imagination A photographer would normally adjust shutter speed as a part of his exposure triangle and play around with it. This is done with slow shutter, or slow shutter combined with camera movement Nikon D850 Tampon 70-200 at 200mm 1/25 sec, ISO 100, F8 Panned shot The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality . . . . . . . . . . #thirty9  #instagood  #instalike  #ig_color  #ig_captures  #ig_shotz  #ig_masterpiece  #jaw_dropping_shots  #earthpix  #awesomepix  #beautifuldestinations  #destinationearth  #longexpoelite  #longexposhots  #nikond850  #ourplanetdaily  #longexpoelite  #theglobewanderer  #wow_planet  #longexposure  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #artofvisuals  #aov  #thirty9co  β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @ourplanetdaily  @lonelyplanet  @nakedplanet  @earthofficial  @beautifuldestinations  @wonderful_places  @natgeoimagecollection  @haidafilter  @thirty9co  @reallyrightstuff  @gitzoinspires  @nikonusa  @longexposure_shots  @longexpo_addiction  @longexpoelite 

Abstract photography is a way of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world. By avoiding and going beyond the usual representations of an object, scene, or any particular element, it reveals details that are normally ignored and triggers the viewer’s imagination. Abstract photos mystify and engage viewers on a deeper level Quite contrary to landscape photography where we try to include as many interest points as possible to increase a viewers engagement, abstract photography is all about excluding When you show less to a viewer he is made to think about the rest by connecting missing dots. It can be very artistic, minimalistic and engaging at the same time Pablo Picasso has defined it rightly: There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality Death Valley is a haven for artistic abstract photography. If you are interested in exploring and photographing such places join my upcoming Death Valley workshop in November 2019. Check www.ashphotography.us for details #thirty9  #instagood  #instalike  #ig_color  #ig_captures  #ig_shotz  #ig_masterpiece  #abstractart  #jaw_dropping_shots  #earthpix  #awesomepix  #beautifuldestinations  #destinationearth  #nakedplanet  #wildcalifornia  #nikond850  #ourplanetdaily  #longexpoelite  #theglobewanderer  #wow_planet  #picoftheday  #abstractphotography  #artofvisuals  #deathvalley  #deathvalleynationalpark  #aov  #thirty9co  #nps  #deathvalleylove  β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @ourplanetdaily  @lonelyplanet  @nakedplanet  @earthofficial  @beautifuldestinations  @wonderful_places  @natgeoimagecollection  @haidafilter  @thirty9co  @reallyrightstuff  @gitzoinspires  @nikonusa 

Sharing one of my all time favorite pier images. Some shots are difficult to replicate. I feel so for this one. I was standing knee deep in Pacific Ocean when this huge wave suddenly hurled towards me. I was lucky to capture the fury of this wave with right timing and shutter speed. Not to mention a fiery sunset added to the whole scene #thirty9  #instagood  #instalike  #ig_color  #ig_captures  #ig_shotz  #ig_masterpiece  #jaw_dropping_shots  #earthpix  #awesomepix  #beautifuldestinations  #destinationearth  #longexpoelite  #longexposhots  #nikond850  #ourplanetdaily  #longexpoelite  #theglobewanderer  #wow_planet  #longexposure  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #artofvisuals  #aov  #thirty9co  β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @ourplanetdaily  @lonelyplanet  @nakedplanet  @earthofficial  @beautifuldestinations  @wonderful_places  @natgeoimagecollection  @haidafilter  @thirty9co  @reallyrightstuff  @gitzoinspires  @nikonusa  @longexposure_shots  @longexpo_addiction  @longexpoelite 

Vincent Van Gogh visualized these star trails in his master piece β€œstarry nights” long before modern cameras could help us create such images A shot composed of approx 400 images shot over a period of three hours super imposed using softwares. Isn’t it amazing how photography let’s us compress time For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream Van Gogh If you are interested in learning how to shoot star trails, you can join my upcoming Joshua tree workshop on 1st June. Check website for details Nikon D850 with 24-70 mm f2.8 lens Shot at 24mm ISO 1600 388 shots of 30 secs each #thirty9  #instagood  #instalike  #ig_color  #ig_captures  #ig_shotz  #ig_masterpiece  #jaw_dropping_shots  #earthpix  #awesomepix  #beautifuldestinations  #destinationearth  #nakedplanet  #wildcalifornia  #nikond850  #ourplanetdaily  #longexpoelite  #theglobewanderer  #wow_planet  #valleyview  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #artofvisuals  #aov  #thirty9co  #startrails  #nps  #night_excl  #tronapinnacles  β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” @ourplanetdaily  @lonelyplanet  @nakedplanet  @earthofficial  @beautifuldestinations  @wonderful_places  @natgeoimagecollection  @haidafilter  @thirty9co  @reallyrightstuff  @gitzoinspires  @nikonusa  @startrailchasers