Milky Way magic at sea. Despite the calm waters when these were shot, there was constant motion with pitch and roll of the vessel. These images were all captured at 1.6 second expo...

Milky Way magic at sea. Despite the calm waters when these were shot, there was constant motion with pitch and roll of the vessel. These images were all captured at 1.6 second exposure with an f2.8 aperture and an ISO 65,535. At these settings, there is little to no room for editing shadows and highlights. Finding the right amount and type of light to paint the scene presents an ongoing challenge. Rather than just taking a nice photo of the sky or Milky Way, I think it’s important to always have a visually interesting foreground… something that provides context and adds meaning and value both to the image… and the story it tells. I love that on a commercial vessel at sea, I am surrounded by different artefacts and structures. It’s dirty and industrial, fraught with hazards…. Yet in all this there is so much beauty in texture, shape and form... colours and contrasts. I am constantly in awe of my surroundings, here where industry and technology intersect with nature.

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Ricardo de Treend @ricardodetreend

@cwarrengallery Massive thanks Chris. Always appreciated mate 😊🙏🏼

Ricardo de Treend @ricardodetreend

@shutterbug_debi Huge and heartfelt thanks Debi. Hope you’re ridiculously well!! I love your new profile pic by the way. Very cool 😊🙏🏼💕

Ricardo de Treend @ricardodetreend

@teymoori.mr Many thanks Monir. Much appreciated 😊🙏🏼

kospa-re-natur @kosparenatur

hi ricardo, I send you some stars from the northern hemisphere✨ Great work i still love it 👍🏻 alerosa 😉👋🏻

𝙐𝙡𝙛 𝘼𝙨𝙥𝙡𝙪𝙣𝙙 🏠 Umeå 🇸🇪 Sweden @ulfasplund

Great work to shoot the Milky Way from a ship! I prefer steady ground when taking night shots. 😀

Debi G @shutterbug_debi

@ricardodetreend thanks Ricardo! I see you have a new profile pic too...??? It was time for an update!

Ricardo de Treend @ricardodetreend

@kosparenatur Hey Kornelia awesome to hear from you and great to see you back. Hope you’re incredibly well! 😊🙏🏼💫

Ricardo de Treend @ricardodetreend

@kosparenatur And thanks so much for your kind words 😊🙏🏼✨

Ricardo de Treend @ricardodetreend

@ulfasplund Thanks so much Ulf. Haha yes it certainly creates some challenges 😂🙏🏼

Ricardo de Treend @ricardodetreend

@shutterbug_debi I need to lift my selfie game lol. 😂🙏🏼

Barry 🇳🇿 @coolbazza

Wow awesome shots Ricardo it seems you always love a challenge to get these amazing shots of the Milky Way. Mission accomplished mate so nice dispite the noise of a high iso. Yes the various structures on board make great feature objects props for the overall effect of the photo.. Tops as always, nailed it!! 💥👊💥🔝🔝🔝🤩🤩😍😍💜💜🔝🔝🔝

Ricardo de Treend @ricardodetreend

@coolbazza Massive thanks Barry. Super appreciated always mate 😊🙏🏼✨

Iraia Rewi @vinirewi

When on your next ship bro? I hope we get to meet up in china oneday

kospa-re-natur @kosparenatur

@ricardodetreend ☺️yes i am👍🏻and you still on the big ship? Where are you now?

Ricardo de Treend @ricardodetreend

@vinirewi Lol yeah I need at least one person to speak English with 😂😂 We ended up 7 days at anchor and 3 days delayed on the start due to maintenance issue in TGA. I was on board for a month lol. I’m in Wgtn for a few weeks and likely back on the water around 20 Nov. Keep in touch bro 😊🙏🏼

Ricardo de Treend @ricardodetreend

@kosparenatur I’m back in Wellington for a few weeks before sailing again late November 👍⚓️

Iraia Rewi @vinirewi

@ricardodetreend hahahaha thats a long time anchorage haha. Yeah my longest voyage so far was 30 days. Okay cool bro i might be gettn a boat around the same time too, okay sweeet bro 🤙🏽

zoe_nz @zoe_nz

Beautiful photos .. do you work on those massive log ships ? You must see some amazing sights

Ricardo de Treend @ricardodetreend

@zoe_nz Hey thanks so much Zoe. Yes I work with Biosecurity aboard our log shipments to Asia. It’s a very cool job... and I always take my camera gear and travel a bit at the end of each voyage. Glad you like the pics! 😊🙏🏼💫

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