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Saoly Benson Photography  Las vegas based photographer

Throwback to when @tracyleephotos and I decided to head up to Tonopah to shoot the Milky Way in my Tesla. I picked Tonopah because it has one of the darkest skies in the country and there are Tesla superchargers along the way in Beatty and Tonopah. On the way, Tracy remembered that there was a car forest in Goldfield so we decided to check it out. As we were driving through the car forest in my Tesla, I couldn't help but think about how far cars have evolved. With the upcoming arrival of Model 3, Elon Musk's recent announcement of his Master Plan, Part Deux to create pick-up trucks, semi-trucks, and a form of high-density mass urban transport, as well as the integration of solar panel roofs and fully autonomous driving, this car will truly change the world. I saw this as a perfect photo opportunity to take a picture of my car among all these upturned junk cars, symbolizing Tesla's significance in the upturning of the entire gas automobile industry.
I shot this photo on my Sony A7RII 28 mm/f2 lens at f/2, 13 sec, ISO 2000 and took multiple exposures for focus stacking to get each car and the stars in focus. I then panned the camera over to take a composite consisting of a total of 14 total shots. This was my very first time both focus stacking and doing a panorama, so I didn't really know what I was doing and I definitely did not know how to post-process it, so it was a new learning experience for me in Lightroom and Photoshop. Not to mention, after the long drive from Vegas followed by driving on the dirt road through the car forest, my car was filthy and covered in dirt spots, so I had to digitally wash my car in photoshop, manually removing every little spot. All that said and done, it took me about 5 hours to edit this photo.
#teslalife #teslaowners #inelonwetrust #teslamodels #teslamilkyway #milkyway #teslanight #electricrevolution #electricvehicle #evrevolution #upturned #tesla #teslamotors #carforest

This shot was taken by pure accident as we were driving home as the sun was rising. The light was catching the sunflowers perfectly, so we had to quickly pull over! The cows were mooing in the distance. It was perfect.

#landscapephotography #pastural #pastures #sunflower #morningglory #sunrise #happyphoto #rise #sunshine

Navajo Falls in Havasupai

#navajofalls #havasupai #havasu #waterfalls

Love traveling with my friend Blaine so I can make him do poses like this for my photos.

#optoutside #superman #toadstool #exploreutah #coolplaces

She pranced through the desert, letting her mind, body, and spirit run free. Catching the breeze in her hair and tasting the crisp air, she embraced the feel of the hard red rock beneath her bare feet. It was time to let her inner warrior out and truly realize her strength.

A super old contribution to the @reddressdiaries project

#reddressdiaries #reddress #womenwarrior #womancrushwednesdays #wcw #feminine #strong #bestrong #strength #power #innerstrength #strongwomen #inspiration #befree

Living in the southwest, my landscape photos often feature red rocks and desert features, but I'm actually from the Pacific Northwest, with its evergreen forests and rolling green hills. I did not appreciate it so much growing up, but every time I visit it now, my jaw drops in admiration of all the incredible beauty.

#photooftheday #instagood #nature #summer #beautiful #pretty #greenpastures #washingstonstate #evergreenstate

I was hoping to shoot a beautiful sunset over Bryce Canyon, but the weather turned out to be rainy and stormy. As we approached the parking lot, I saw a double rainbow and rushed to get down with my gear as fast as I could to get this shot with Thor's hammer. Unfortunately, I had missed the second rainbow by the time I got to this spot but I was still happy to at least get one rainbow.

#exploreutah #brycecanyon #hoodoos #rainbow #stormyclouds #landscapephotography #canyon #beautiful #wownatureshots #photooftheday #instagood #thorshammer

I love it when stormy clouds roll into my skyline, creating that perfect contrast with the red rock landscape.

#toadstool #redrock #southwest #landscapephotography #cloudysky #waycoolshots #picoftheday #americansouthwest #exploreutah

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