Get your mind out of the gutter, people. ;)

In all honesty, pretty much all the credit for this shot goes to +Ben Canales, who has, in a sense, created his own trademark style of shooting illuminated tents set against awe-inspiring backdrops of the starry sky. A bunch of us met here to photograph the Perseid Meteor Shower and while we were waiting for the spectacle to begin, Ben grabbed a few low-powered lights and tossed them into our tents.

What’s amazing is how sensitive the camera sensor actually is. While standing there, I could barely make out any light coming through the tent walls, but sure enough, the camera picked it up plenty.

I guess the story for today’s post really revolves around taking part in a style that has been refined by a photographer whom I greatly admire. Ben is a stellar dude (get it?) and is giving beyond words in terms of sharing his secrets – something that I am very fond of doing myself.

So there you have it. Three tents and the Milky Way Galaxy. :)

Google Maps Location Info
45°9’33” N 121°53’27” W

In terms of processing
Very little was done here. That blue in the sky was essentially the color that came SOOC. I did add a bit of Deep Forest Glow to soften the image up altogether. I also added some Havana and Tonal Contrast to make the tents pop some more.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.1.

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