A photo in San Fransisco from my road trip with my wife last year across America. A mirrored and flipped image in Photoshop looking up at the buildings. Unfortunately the building opposite was not as attractive and I loved the look of the older building with the fire escape running outside.
The American dream is to do a road trip across America, Ive’ been fortunate to do a couple so far the first was in a car from Texas to New York but that was not quite a scenic road trip so the the next one I did a couple of years later was East to West and back West again. We went from Florida to California and back again over 6 weeks in an RV. Taking in the sights in all the States between including Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California.
One of the locations I was really interested in seeing was Hamilton Park in Texas.
On are road trip across the USA we started in Florida on the East coast and hired an RV vehicle and drove to California over on the West coast. We had 6 weeks on the road across America but at the last minute the RV hire company said we had to return the motorhome back in Florida, which meant having to drive East to West and then back East again.
On are trip we drove through the Zion National Park and this is a handheld shot with the Nikon D800 camera. We would have loved to spend more time in Zion as stunning scenery. Also having the RV was not so great in Zion as parking is not so great at Zion and was real busy with other cars and motorhomes.
When we arrived at the Zion National Park it was quite late at night so we parked the RV up for the night at the RV park at the start of the Zion reserve. As the stars and milky way was out I went and got some shots even though I was pretty tired at this point having driven a good 8 hours to get here.
Shot with Nikon D800 and not sure exactly what settings I used for this particular shot, but in general when shooting the milky way I would use a wide open aperture i.e. 2.8, bring the ISO up to around 1600 and try a 25 second exposure. Then adjust my settings from there.