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Late April on the Paria Plateau, Vermillon Cliffs Nat'l Monument. Nikon D600, 14mm, 20 sec, f/2.8, 1600 ISO. Used a single Accmor LED mini balloon light mostly buried in the sand. Light on the horizon is likely Page, Az.
We'll be going back when we can get a night with a little bit of moonlight so that the really neat landscape is more evident.
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So I had to reduce my pics 60% to post here. How are you guys posting and what settings you using.
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I export from Adobe Bridge to jpeg at 100% resolution, 40% size for most. The really large ones I've had to go down as far as 25% on the size.
 

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Wow, guess I'm lucky. I'm shooting RAW and doing light room. I'll have to check where my settings are at.
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Probably should have mentioned I shoot exclusively in RAW. I don't use Lightroom anymore since I dropped the Adobe subscription model and bought a non-subscription Photoshop Elements. That gives me access to the most recent Adobe Camera RAW and Bridge is still free to download and use. If I absolutely must have a feature of Photoshop that isn't included in the Elements version, I go to Gimp instead. I found that most photo editing I was doing in Photoshop (full feature) was actually done in Camera RAW, which includes stitching.
 

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I used a the Google Pixel 4a 5g's Astrophotography mode to take these pictures in Moab, Utah.
I like the effect a lot! Is your string of lights 12v DC or 110 AC through an inverter? Would it be possible to dial down their intensity a tad to reduce the blown out spots? I will definitely be trying variations of this photo -- very nice!
 

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I used a the Google Pixel 4a 5g's Astrophotography mode to take these pictures in Moab, Utah.
I like the effect a lot! Is your string of lights 12v DC or 110 AC through an inverter? Would it be possible to dial down their intensity a tad to reduce the blown out spots? I will definitely be trying variations of this photo -- very nice!
They are just USB string lights from Target. I definitely would've liked to mess around with the lighting a bit more but I didn't have my tripod and my phone takes about 3 minutes to take those pictures haha. Thank you for the input though it's always greatly appreciated!
 

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Probably should have mentioned I shoot exclusively in RAW. I don't use Lightroom anymore since I dropped the Adobe subscription model and bought a non-subscription Photoshop Elements. That gives me access to the most recent Adobe Camera RAW and Bridge is still free to download and use. If I absolutely must have a feature of Photoshop that isn't included in the Elements version, I go to Gimp instead. I found that most photo editing I was doing in Photoshop (full feature) was actually done in Camera RAW, which includes stitching.
Thank you for that. I'm on a little learning curve with the upload of pics and the size restrictions. So much to learn and I'm in a damn hurry...ahahahahaha
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They are just USB string lights from Target. I definitely would've liked to mess around with the lighting a bit more but I didn't have my tripod and my phone takes about 3 minutes to take those pictures haha. Thank you for the input though it's always greatly appreciated!
If you are w/o your tripod and taking pics at night, Ball up a jacket and rest your phone/camera in the jacket. then set it's timer to take the picture so you don't shake it while touching the trigger.
Here is an example of a 30 second exposure taken this way with my Nikon D700:

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And another one of about 4 seconds from my trip to the UK/Ireland:
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Say, Boort, those are very nice photos - lots of detail!
 
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