(BEST VIEWED LARGE to see the stars more clearly)

The stars of Orion’s belt float over a group of DC3 and DC4 aircraft at Opalocka airport in Miami, Florida.

This image was obtainable despite the light pollution of the greater Miami-Dade county area due to the magic of HDR photography. I took three exposures using my Canon 5D and a Tamron wide angle lens at 18mm. This was tonemapped in Photomatix and color/shade corrected using Aperture.


airplane, metal, plane, stars, aircraft, dc3, canon, hdr, airliner, orion, high dynamic range, dc 3, mcdonald douglas, night, sky

I’m a Miami, Florida-based photographer. I and my camera try to get out as often as possible. These images are the result. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 4 years ago

    Great capture and nice work on the editing.

  • Thanks! It’s always a challenge on these night-time HDR’s to avoid a lot of sensor noise… Aperture has the tools to control the mid-contrasts and tonal width to compensate for that and for the shadows created by the HDR processing. Thanks for noticing!

    – njordphoto

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture, like lighting and the stars in the black sky!

  • Thank you, Jan!

    – njordphoto

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago

    Very well done!

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • Thanks, Etienne!

    – njordphoto

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 4 years ago

    stunning as always!

  • Thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 4 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your work to the All Naturally BLACK/ WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST BLACK / WHITE we look forward to seeing more of your fabulous images

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 1 year ago


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