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Joe Dondelinger  🏡Foresthill, CA.🏔Explorer.Father.Husband 💍 @jkate81. 📷Sony A7rII. Tahoe SUP ambassador🏞. 🔻🔻Contact me for prints🔻🔻

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Starry nights in the woods!
Great fun was had over this past weekends camping trip in the woods watching the perseids with @jkate81 and her parents and then a nice surprise visit from @krh.images and his wife! Originally I did not have big expectations for this shot, but after post production on it I am quite happy with the results! I shot the Milky Way separately on my tracker and then blended it with my foreground shot! I also took advantage of the early moon rise as it lit up my foreground quite nicely! Oh and what a pain it was to blend the sky shot into the foreground because of all of these trees, but well worth the effort!😅 Camera: #sonya7rii
Sky/Milky Way shot settings:
iOptron sky tracker
2 total 300 second exposures then stacked for noise reduction plus 2 dark frames subtracted
f/2.8
800 ISO
Rokinon 14mm

Foreground shot settings:
5 total 120 second exposures stacked for noise reduction
f2.8
ISO 2000
Rokinon 14mm
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"Divine Picnics" this seat is reserved for you to watch the greatest show in the world! One of my best selling prints! DM me if you are interested in a metal or canvas print of this! I shot this epic sunset during Spring of 2015 at one of our favorite local spots.
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#foresthill #hikeandshoot #visitgoldcountry #placerlife #visitplacer #westcoast_exposures #wildcalifornia #optoutside #nature #spring #sunsetstream_westside #sonya7rii #sonyimages #californiacaptures #igerssac

I shot this a few years ago out snowmobiling late deep in the backcountry. This was one of those moments in nature where I just had to stop what I was doing to gaze into this magnificent scene and photograph it of course!
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#nature #sunset #sunsetstream_westside #foresthill #optoutside #neverstopexploring #wildcalifornia #westcoast_exposures #visitplacer #placerlife #visitgoldcountry #hikeandshoot

Here is to the most important thing in life! These two mean the universe to me! Over the weekend my wife and I packed our 11 month old son Ashton on the 9 mile round trip hike to Susie Lake, Desolation Wildernesses. Also along for the hike was my brother in law and his 10 month old baby! Well it was no surprise to us that both babies thoroughly enjoyed the hike with no complaints and only smiles the entire time! Joslyn and I couldn't be more proud of our little guy! These moments in nature are what I look forward to the most and can't wait for the many more to come!! @jkate81 @glindseed
#family #adventurefamily #susielake #desolationwilderness #hiking #optoutside #wilderness #neverstopexploring #nature

So ready for this heat to go away and ready for rain and greenery! Here is a shot from one of my favorite local creeks during the spring!
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#spring #placerlife #wildcalifornia #neverstopexploring #visitplacer #foresthill

I decided to re-visit the very first Milky Way photo I ever shot back from 2011! The cool thing about this image is that It actually came from an hour long time-lapse sequence which also means that I was able to grab multiple frames to use for noise reduction stacking!! So I grabbed 15 shots from the sequence and then first auto-aligned the foreground and stacked them. I was able to reduce so much noise from the foreground that I was actually able to pull out a little shadow and color detail! Then I stacked the sky/Milky Way, but first I had to manually align the stars in order for the stacking process to work! I was now able to bring out colors and detail from the image I never knew existed including some green air glow on the left side! The hardest part of all was blending the sky and foreground back together, but I think it turned out ok as I didn't spend as much time on that as I should have. Canon 5d2 | Canon EF24-105mm f/4L | ISO 6400 | f/4 | 30 seconds.
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#foresthill #hikeandshoot #universetoday #nightimages #milkywaychasers #westcoast_exposures @universetoday #placerlife #visitplacer #sacafterdark #rsa_night #igerssac #milkyway #astrophotography

Finally got out on a camping trip with my family this weekend and had some time to do a little astrophotography! This is my first tracked and stacked up close shot of the Milky Way! Unfortunately my shutter remote had a loose wire because I couldn't get it to hold the shutter down, so I was stuck using the maximum 30 second in camera shutter on my tracker!😤 This is a stack of only 4 images shot at ISO6400, f/3.5, canon EF50mm f/1.4, Sony A7rii. Even just stacking 4 images greatly improved the signal to noise ratio after using such a high ISO! There is still tons of room for improvement such as doing much longer exposures(when I get a new shutter release remote!) and many more stacked frames, but happy with these first results. All processing done in Camera Raw and PS
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#astrophotography #milkyway #placerlife #foresthill #westcoast_exposures #milkywaychasers #nightimages #universetoday @universetoday #hikeandshoot #sonyimages #ioptronskytracker

"Dreamy nights" So this image started out as an experiment that turned into something I like! First off it is a blend of 2 other blends. The first blend is of 64 images from a 30 minute time-lapse stacked in Photoshop to produce the star trails. The second blend is using the first 18 images and stacking them for noise reduction of the foreground! This is my first time stacking images for noise reduction and to my surprise the foreground noise was significantly reduced! It's always fun to re-visit old photos and find new things to do with them! Camera: Canon 5d2 Lens: EF24mm f/1.4 II
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Lake Valley on Fire! Well not really! I took this shot about a couple years ago during this fiery sunset at one of my favorite lakes with my dad! I set the camera exposure to 30 seconds for that nice milky smooth water surface and a little sense of motion in the clouds. #sonya7rii .
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#sunset #nature #sunsetstream_westside #wildcalifornia #visitplacer #placerlife #optoutside #hikeandshoot #worldprime #sierranevada #lake #lakevalleyreservoir #sonyimages #throwbackthursdays

This waterfall has to be one of the hardest to photograph because of its narrow slot that the creek falls through and the treacherous crossing to get the right angle! All worth the effort and adventure of course!Taken earlier this spring out of Cool, California.
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#eldoradocounty #hikeandshoot #neverstopexploring #creek #waterfall #wildcalifornia #westcoast_exposures #worldprime

"Eternal Light" This was an unforgettable sunset from 2 years ago for your #throwbackthursdays that involved a 15 mile snowmobile trip into the Tahoe National Forest backcountry! Despite the devastation of this burn area it has provided many great compositions for my photography!
Camera: #sonya7rii .
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#visitgoldcountry #placerlife #optoutside #global_hotshots #visitplacer #wildcalifornia #sunsetstream_westside #winter #sunset #neverstopexploring #wildfire #hikeandshoot #westcoast_exposures

I haven't posted a Milky Way photo in awhile so here is one I took from a couple years ago! The foreground lighting is from a single strobe flash to compliment this single exposure. Have a good night everyone and thanks for all of your support!✌️ #foresthill #astrophotography #wildcalifornia_night #wildcalifornia #nightimages #universetoday #westcoast_exposures #global_hotshots #visitplacer #placerlife #optoutside #visitgoldcountry #hikeandshoot @universetoday #milkywaychasers

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