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    [–] Big Sur, California on one of the few nights every year the sun sets in Keyhole Arch. Insanity. [OC][1680x2100] mtuohyphoto 1 points ago in EarthPorn

    People don't really take "turns" in photography since you usually want to take many shots over the course of the evening to make sure you get the best light. Whoever gets there first ( in this case, me) gets the front spot and everyone is else files in behind/to the sides. I left right after I took this since it was waaaay too crowded for my liking, so there was a bit of a jostle to get into the spot I had been shooting.

    [–] Big Sur, California on one of the few nights every year the sun sets in Keyhole Arch. Insanity. [OC][1680x2100] mtuohyphoto 1 points ago in EarthPorn

    Yup! Probably another 20 people around/behind me. We set up in the right place, most people set up off to the right and ended up having to scramble to get into the good spot.

    [–] Big Sur, California on one of the few nights every year the sun sets in Keyhole Arch. Insanity. [OC][1680x2100] mtuohyphoto 12 points ago in EarthPorn

    For just a few weeks every winter, the sunset lines up with the hole in Keyhole Arch on Pfeiffer Beach near Big Sur, California. The conditions have to be right - often the coast is cloudy in winter, so you have to get lucky and plan your trip right.

    I arrived a few hours before sunset in January and set up here to wait for the sun to go down. Most other photographers set up to the right of me - but when the light got good, I was standing in the perfect place.

    As everyone tried to cram into the light tunnel, it got a bit too crowded for my liking. I got my shot and got out, but ended up really liking how this one came out.

    I spend a ton of time around the national parks and other public land doing my best to document the places that we, as a country, have decided to protect. If you want to check out some of my work online, my website is morgantuohy.com and some other work can be found on instagram at @morgan.tuohy!


    Shot info for the camera nerds (like me!)

    Shot on Sony A7iii with 16-35GM

    ISO100, 16mm, f/16, 1/50s

    Processed in LR/PS to eccentuate the orange tones of sunset, added some orton effect, dodging and burning to darken/brighten parts of the foreground, etc.

    Will stick around for a while if anyone has any questions I can answer!

    [–] Milky Way Feedback mtuohyphoto 2 points ago in postprocessing

    Your focus actually looks really good, Jupiter is just a big and bright that it can look out of focus.

    [–] Milky Way Feedback mtuohyphoto 1 points ago in postprocessing

    Color temperature slider at the top. Go right on the tint slider.

    [–] Milky Way Feedback mtuohyphoto 2 points ago in postprocessing

    Overall a good start! I don't think you should have clone stamped Jupiter out - you've removed an entire planet and really changed the look of the dark horse nebula, one of the most interesting parts of the night sky.

    It looks a little green to me - in general purple is a little more pleasing than green when editing. I'd also make the shot warmer, but that's up to you

    [–] Reflection Canyon, Lake Powell in Utah [OC][4635x5794] mtuohyphoto 13 points ago in EarthPorn

    Someone commented on Zack's insta post and asked how he got permits to do it legally. Zack's reply was "this was shot illegally".

    The post has been deleted since - and you may be right that you can get a permit, but he didn't.

    [–] An easy hike doesn't make the views any less incredible. Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park from yesterday morning [OC][1680x2100] mtuohyphoto 2 points ago in EarthPorn

    What can I say - there's a reason that Dream Lake is the most photographed lake in Rocky Mountain National Park! Although it's an easy 1.5 mile hike, it's probably the most picturesque lake on the East side of the park.

    Most nice days the lake is packed - dozens of families line its banks taking in the views. But at sunrise, it's much more peaceful with usually only a handful of photographers. On this particular morning, there were 3 of us at the lake and we were treated to a nice, soft sunrise on the peaks at the end of the canyon.

    I spend a ton of time around the national parks and other public land doing my best to document the places that we, as a country, have decided to protect. If you want to check out some of my work online, my website is morgantuohy.com and some other work can be found on instagram at @morgan.tuohy!


    Shot details for the camera nerds (like me!)

    Shot on Sony A7iii with 16-35GM on a MeFoto Roadtrip tripod

    ISO800, 16mm, f13, 1/30s

    Shot at iso800 because that is the sony A7III's second base ISO, so it has the same amount of noise/DR as iso 100, but allows for a shorter shutter speed.

    Shot at f/13 for some extra detail in the ice with a wider depth of field.

    I'll stick around for a while if anyone has any questions I can help answer!

    [–] El Capitan From Above - my final sunrise from my snowshoe trip in Yosemite National Park [OC][1400x2100] mtuohyphoto 1 points ago in EarthPorn

    My summer base weight without camera gear is 11.3 pounds, less if I decide not to cook, more if I need a bear can.

    The camera gear I carry is 7 pounds exactly, so I'm at around 18 with camera gear.

    [–] El Capitan From Above - my final sunrise from my snowshoe trip in Yosemite National Park [OC][1400x2100] mtuohyphoto 1 points ago in EarthPorn

    We had pretty warm weather when I went in March actually. Nights only got down to 30°, so I basically had my summer kit + snowshoes + extra clothes.

    Tarptent Double Rainbow

    REI flash pad

    EE Revelation 20°

    Exos 58

    That's my big 4 (now I have a HMG southwest 3400 pack though). Then a bunch of misc stuff like my puffy, my fleece, a running windshirt, leggings/sweatpants, etc. I also brought microspikes in addition to the snowshoes.

    [–] El Capitan From Above - my final sunrise from my snowshoe trip in Yosemite National Park [OC][1400x2100] mtuohyphoto 1 points ago in EarthPorn

    I actually started and finished at badger pass! Stayed on the road until the side trails to my actual destinations. So I went to Taft Point, then glacier point, then Dewey point, then back to badger pass

    [–] El Capitan From Above - my final sunrise from my snowshoe trip in Yosemite National Park [OC][1400x2100] mtuohyphoto 5 points ago in EarthPorn

    For spring break in March, I decided to head home to california and spend a few days in Yosemite National Park. At the start of winter I'd said that by the end of winter, I wanted to do at least one snowshoe backpacking trip. This was the perfect opportunity - the weather looked great and I had the gear so I made the drive out to yosemite.

    I ended up spending 3 nights in the backcountry - one night at Taft Point, one night at Glacier Point, and one final night at Dewey Point. This is from my final sunrise on the trip from Dewey Point, just a few hundred feet from my tent.

    For those curious, the nights didn't actually get that cold - down around 30*F which, for winter camping, isn't bad at all.

    I spend a ton of time around the national parks and other public land doing my best to document the places that we, as a country, have decided to protect. If you want to check out some of my work online, my website is morgantuohy.com and some other work can be found on instagram at @morgan.tuohy!


    Shot info for the camera nerds (like me!!)

    Shot on Sony A7iii with 16-35GM

    ISO640, 26mm, f6.3, 1/80s

    Double processed in lightroom/PS, once for the sky and once for the foreground, and then blended. This increases the detail in the sky while still retaining detail in the foreground. Some color eccentuation/dodging & burning done as well, finished with some orton effect on the highlights.

    Other edits done to fit the feeling of the brisk morning in yosemite.

    I'll be sticking around for a while if anyone has any questions or critiques!

    [–] My Hike Today - Dream Lake (CO) mtuohyphoto 1 points ago in CampingandHiking

    Spikes are smart for most of the park, snowshoes not needed

    [–] They say 4/20 is a special day in Colorado - this year, the sky joined in. Saturday's sunrise from 11,000 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park [OC][1400x2100] mtuohyphoto 1 points ago in EarthPorn

    Nope! By this time this late in the season, it's totally covered in snow. It's just a bit of a tough steep snow section, but nothing crazy.

    Earlier in January and February it's definitely scary, just a big ice patch.

    [–] They say 4/20 is a special day in Colorado - this year, the sky joined in. Saturday's sunrise from 11,000 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park [OC][1400x2100] mtuohyphoto 1 points ago in EarthPorn

    The bear lake road with most of the trailhead is open, trail ridge road which goes up to 12,000 feet is closed and not accessable.

    Hiking pants with tights underneath, hiking shirt with a fleece over it. Boots, spikes, gaiters

    We weren't camping, just drove up. So hiked up to the lake and then back down