José Ramos Photography
Sony a7R + Venus Laowa 12mm f2.8
Standing silent in the dark landscapes of Alentejo, right by the border with Spain, surrounded by all kinds of unidentifiable and ever growing
animal sounds, where everything becomes so much larger than us. As soon as the eyes adapt to such intense darkness, a surreal dome of stars fills the
sky, and the elusive Milky Way progressively appears near the horizon, slowly rotating as the night advances.
Even though the cold is slowly becoming too intense, winning the battle against the mupltiple layers of clothing, there’s a purpose in the
persistence of the visit: to unveil what lies beneath the dark, and enter a world where elephants drink on top of bridges, stars become near
confident neighboors, and light expands through every corner of our Universe.
Location: Elvas – Ajuda Bridge
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Sony A99II, Minolta AF 35-70 4.0
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I visited the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial in Taipei, Taiwan recently and took some pictures during sunset. It’s really beautiful there and it’s not super easy to get nice shots – you know, rainy weather and sometimes the air is a bit smoggy.
Shot it with the Sony A7 and the Sony 16-35mm f4 lens on a tripod. Got a full BTS video on YouTube.
St. Stephans Basilika
Roof of the famous Szent István-bazilika in Budapest, Hungary.
Shot on Sony A7rII + Voigtländer 10mm 5.6 Hyper Wide Heliar E (no tripod)
ballet backstage Swan Lake (Sony a7)
Parnorama shot in Kalalau Valley, Kauai, Hawaii.
Sony a7II, Samyang 85mm f1.4 @ f2
More at: Steevy
A hidden “Toscana” under Krvavec, Slovenia
Sony A6300 & E PZ 18-105 F4
A recent trip to the Race Track Playa in Death Valley national park far exceeded my expectations. By far some of the darkest skies I’ve seen in my career as a photographer to date! I’ve traveled to many remote locations around the U.S and the world but on this particular night all the stars aligned so to speak.
With a high pressure system prevailing causing perfectly clear skies mixed with the new moon and low temps the Milky Way core was so vivid and full of color you could see every detail with just the naked eye. It felt so close that night that you could reach out and touch it.
This image is a 2 composite shot. Captured both with the a Sony A7s modified with the AstroHutech/BORG Telescope IDAS filter / Tokina USA Firin 20mm / Hoya Filters Intensifier and just a single Lume Cube set on the side to light up the foreground. Both images were then blended in Adobe PhotoShop CC.
1st image was focused on the rocks @ 20seconds / 1600 ISO / F2.8 / Color balance sunny.
2nd image was focused on the stars @ 20 seconds / 6400 ISO / F2.8 / Color balance sunny.
Hope you enjoy and please visit www.stanmoniz.com/workshops if your interested in diving into this form of photography as I will be leading a upcoming astrophotography workshop in the mighty Trona Pinnacles in July 22nd. Spots are filling fast!
Have a great day everyone.