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Yiming Hu

Starry Night





  1. "Billions & Billions", Alstrom Point, Lake Powell
    In the middle of the night, on top of a remote cliff overlooking Lake Powell, millions of stars and the Milky Way Arch shining over a magical landscape. The image was a stitch of dozens high-res photos taken with a medium format system with a 100 million-pixel PhaseOne digital back, mounted on a star-tracking device. The final image contains a mind-blowing number of 340 million pixels.
    《亿亿万万》, 美国鲍威尔湖
    午夜时分,在一个俯瞰鲍威尔湖的遥远偏僻的悬崖边,无数璀璨明星和壮丽的银河拱门高悬在神秘上地景之上。这场景让人联想起卡尔·萨根 在其名著《亿亿万万》里反复提醒我们,宇宙是多么的浩瀚无垠,太空是多么不可思议的璀璨。由十多张装在赤道仪上的飞思数码后背拍摄作品拼接并景深合成而成。总像素高达3.4亿。





  2. "Bridges Over Arctic Water", Lofoten Islands, Norway
    Like bridges in the sky, the Northern Lights span over mountains the same way the bridges on land cover the Arctic waters.
    《天桥》,挪威罗弗敦群岛
    夜幕降临,美丽的极光女神如约翩然而至。我们仿佛坐在一个豪华剧场的最正中的座位, 看着大幕徐徐拉开,精彩绝伦的演出在我们 面前准时上演。一道道北极光如同天空中的桥梁, 横跨在这北极水面的上空,和地面的人造桥梁交响辉映。 这个场景太让人难忘。





  3. "A Freezing Summer Night", Dolomites, Italy
    The Milky Way rises behind the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the iconic "Three Peaks" in the Dolomites. The bright Jupiter shines over the "Big Peak". It was the middle of June. The area was still covered by deep snow and it was extremely difficult and dangerous to reach the spot where the photo was taken.
    《异常寒冷的夏夜》,意大利多洛美蒂山区
    六月中旬的一个午夜, 壮丽的银河在多洛美蒂山区三峰上空升起。明亮的木星在山顶上熠熠发光。 整个区域依然被大雪覆盖,山坡上很多地方根本看不见路,非常危险。日落后一直乌云满天。 午夜时分,月落西山,奇迹出现了。天空突然开始放晴。壮丽的银河正好移动到三峰上空。





  4. "Reflection Canyon at Night", Reflection Canyon, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area,Utah
    The full arc of the Milky Way raises over the incredible Reflection Canyon. In order to reach this very remote canyon, I drove a speedboat across the vast Lake Powell, parked the boat near the bottom of a cliff, climbed the cliff, and camped near the edge of the canyon. It was such an unreal experience. The image was a stitch of tens of high-res photos taken with a medium format system with a 100 million-pixel PhaseOne digital back, mounted on a star-tracking device. The final image contains a mind-blowing number of 600 million pixels.
    《倒影峡湾银拱》,美国犹它州格兰峡谷国家旅游区
    午夜过后,璀璨的银河拱门在神秘的倒影峡湾上空升起。为了到达这个极其偏远但绝美的地方 我自驾高速快艇,穿过浩瀚的鲍威尔湖, 然后从岸边爬上悬崖去露营。 这可能是历史上技术最复杂, 尺寸最大的一张风光作品。由数十张装在赤道仪上的数码后背拍摄作品拼接并景深合成而成。总像素高达6亿。 这幅作品在2019年8月在北京达美艺术中心以6米乘9米的巨幅超高清灯箱展出,引起巨大轰动。





  5. "Alien City", New Mexico
    A staryy night at an extremely remote location on the high New Mexico desert.
    《外星之城》,美国西南
    在美国新墨西哥州的极为偏僻的高原沙漠里,有一片神奇的土地。





  6. “Cosmic Gateway”, California , USA
    The Milky Way rises behind a rarely visited arch in the desert.
    《宇宙之门 》, 美国加州
    午夜过后,夏夜银河在一个很少有人造访的神秘拱门后熠熠发光





  7. "Sleeping in the mountains", Tre Cime di Lavaredo/Drei Zinnen,Dolomites, Italy
    《夜宿山间》,意大利多洛美蒂山区





  8. "Midnight Swirl", Yukon Territory, Canada
    Mysterious auroras swirl the midnight sky of this extremely remote mountain ranges near the Arctic circle.

    Technique Notes: This is a very complicated shot consists of 16 exposures. Fourteen consecutive frames using ISO 6300/f2.8/30-sec were used for focus-stacking and multi-frame-average-noise-reduction to get a high-quality, sharp foreground image under such difficult dark conditions. The reflection was captured using ISO 12800/f2.8/8 seconds. The aurora itself was recorded by tilting the lens to include more sky, using ISO 12800/f2.8/1-sec. The reflections foreground, and the sky were stitched together to get the final image. The aurora was moving so fast that a slower shutter speed would have blurred its magical shape.
    《魔界午夜》 ,加拿大育空山区。
    一个意外接到的电话。一次说走就走的旅行。15小时的飞机到达加拿大白马镇。直升机飞进育空山区。背负60磅的背包穿行于布满巨石的山坡。 在北极圈附近的暴风雪中露营。在五彩斑斓的北极光下就寝 。而当午夜时分,漫天梦幻神奇的北极光在这全世界最偏远的壮美群山上空一次 又一次爆发的时候,心里唯有震撼和兴奋。所有的幸苦,全都忘却于脑后。

    技术细节:这是一个在极其困难的光线条件下的极其复杂拍摄过程。总共是16张大光圈曝光,用来实现景深合成,多张平均降噪,还有上下拼图。





  9. "Symphony in the Stars", New Mexico, USA
    《午夜星空》 ,美国新墨西哥州沙漠





  10. "The Spell of Rising Moon", Yukon Territory, Canada
    The moon rose after midnight over the Tombstone range. The aurora borealis show was so strong that it drowned in bright moonlight on the sky.

    Technique Notes: This is a very complicated shot. Seven frames using 14mm/ISO 1600/f2.8/30-sec, captured consecutively within a few minutes, were used for focus-stacking so the resulting image is tack-sharp from near to far. The aurora was relatively static on the sky so I could use a slow (30 seconds) shutter speed to capture more light.
    《月之精灵》 ,加拿大育空山区。
    午夜时分,一轮明月悬挂于育空山区的墓碑山脉之际。夜空中灿烂的北极光在尽情地舞动。





  11. "Floating Mountains", Yukon Territory, Canada
    I had been waiting in the freezing darkness of a cloudy night for many hours. The sky finally opened up and the stars returned. An amazingly bright aurora borealis light belt, which almost perfectly mirrored the profile of the mountains below, magically floated on the night sky, moving and dancing. It was a privilege to capture this incredible natural phenomena that lasted only a few seconds.
    Technique Notes: This is very simple and straightforward blend of two shots, one (11mm, ISO 6400, f4, 4 seconds) for the sky and aurora, and the other (11mm, ISO 6400, f11, 4 minutes) for the ground.
    《浮山魅影》 ,加拿大育空山区。
    在北极圈附近的那个寒夜里,天空阴云密布。我在黑暗中慢慢地,耐心地等待。凌晨一点,繁星 终于重现。一条明亮的北极光光带,悬浮于奥吉尔维山脉的上方。光带的形状恰似山脉的轮廓。 这难以置信的神奇现象只持续了数秒钟, 但我永远不会忘记那一刻。





  12. "Dancing With the Stars", Fly Geyser, Nevada Desert, USA
    In the middle of night, under the velvet sky and the magnificent Galaxy, Water erupts from the top of the legendary Fly Geyser, like fairies dancing on the roof of an extravagant castle.
    《星空之舞》,美国内华达州沙漠
    繁星之下,传奇的飞翔喷泉水花飞动,如同精灵们在华丽的宫殿上空翩翩起舞。





  13. "Midnight Rendezvous", Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
    In the midnight, an elegant white geyser suddenly erupted under the breathtakingly beautiful velvet sky full of stars.
    《午夜邂逅》,美国怀俄明州黄石国家公园
    午夜时分,黄石国家公园里的一个美丽喷泉在满天繁星下突然喷发。
    黄石国家公园拥有全世界最著名的地热景观和全世界大多数间歇泉,吸引了来自全世界的无数游客。可是, 极少有人能有幸目睹璀璨星空下的温泉喷发。感谢小女陪我去荒郊看星空。半夜我们全家来到公园里一个 偏远的角落。在荒寂的原野,四周寂静,只能听到温泉突突的声音。我们站在这个美丽的白色间歇泉前等 待。午夜时分,在满天震撼人心的繁星之下,喷泉突然喷发,奔腾的水汽怒吼地直冲云霄。短短一分钟后, 又回归平静,仿佛一切从没有发生。





  14. "Sleeping Dragon Under Moonlight", Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA
    In this extremely remote location of southwest US desert, fantastic curves and textures of rocks glow under the moonlight.
    《沉睡的巨龙》,美国犹他州大阶梯-埃斯卡兰特国家纪念碑区
    在美国西南部沙漠一个极为偏远的角落里,岩石的奇妙曲线和纹理在月光下熠熠生辉。





  15. "Call of the Wild", New Mexico, USA
    《夜宿沙漠》,美国新墨西哥州高原沙漠





  16. "The Path of Stars", Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA
    The Magnificent Milky Way glows over the deepest and cleanest lake of USA.
    《繁星之路》,美国俄勒冈州火山口湖国家公园
    Crater Lake是火山口形成的湖泊,是美国最深的湖泊(约600米深),也是全世界最干净的湖泊。湖里的水全部来自雪水和雨水,没有 河流带来的泥沙和污染。但这深似海洋的湖泊,偏偏又位于海拔2000米的高山顶上。五月中旬的山下已经是摄氏三十多度的酷暑夏日, 但山上依然是白雪皑皑,大部分道路被数米厚的积雪覆盖,没法通行。为了探索拍摄角度,我只能在雪地里徒步跋涉。天黑之后,所有 游客全部散去,停车场上只剩我一人。 午夜寂静时分,一个人在高山之巅独自享受这样的寂静的雪山,深邃的湖泊和璀璨的星空,感 觉异常奇妙。





  17. "Under the Spinning Stars", New Mexico, USA
    I actually conceived this picture in my mind years before I got a chance to shoot it. When I saw these fantastic hoodoos in the desert of New Mexico that match the foreground that I'd been dreaming for, I just had to pull the trigger.

    The star trails were the result of stacking seven 20-minutes-exposures together (to reduce the long-exposure noise). To illuminate the foreground, a Canon 580EX speedlite with double CTO gels was fired strategically about a dozen times.
    《在那旋转的星空下》,美国新墨西哥州高原沙漠





  18. "Dancing in the Moonlight",Fly Geyser, Nevada Desert, USA
    Water from the renowned Fly Geyser dances under the raising Moon.
    《月下起舞》,美国内华达州沙漠





  19. "Midsummer Night's Dream", Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon, USA
    On this summer night, I was alone on the shore of a glacier lake near the top of the famed Broken Top mountain. Heat waves and the hustle and bustle of life were only a few hours away but seemed so remote. I was totally enveloped by the cool air and the tranquil light of the full moon.
    《仲夏夜之梦》 ,美国俄勒岗州三姐妹山区。

    盛夏之夜,我独自一人露宿于冰川湖边。山下的炎热高温和嘈杂的生活似乎成了遥远的回忆。 恰逢满月,月光洒满湖面,“贝加尔湖畔”的旋律在夜空中悠然响起。那种纯净的感觉长久难忘。





  20. "Alien Throne", New Mexico
    《外星之城》,美国西南





  21. "Dancing Spirit", Yukon Territory, Canada
    A spectacular aurora borealis show erupted on the night sky of the Ogilvie Mountains of Yukon Territory. The rising moon on the horizon cast its faint golden glow across the face of the soaring jagged peak and the snow-covered mountains on the background.
    《精灵之舞》 ,加拿大育空山区。
    壮丽的北极光在育空山区上空舞动。地平线上初升的月亮给高耸的尖峰和背景的雪山涂上了一层微弱的金光。





  22. "The Explorer", Arches National Park, Utah, USA
    A night time shot inside the Double Arches of Arches National Park. The arches were mostly illuminated by the moonlight. A flash head with color gel was used to shine the shadows of the arches.
    《探索者》,美国尤他州拱门国家公园





  23. "Star Trek", Death Valley National Park, California, USA
    In the middle of night in one of the most remote areas of American West, alone in the middle of the dry lake floor, I enjoyed the solitude of wilderness and witnessed the magnificent starry night and the famed "sailing rocks", which move across the dry lake-bed mystically, leaving long trails behind them.

    Death Valley’s night skies are among some of the darkest in the United States. It is so dark, that near the horizon on the south, you can very clearly see the orange-hued light pollution coming Los Angles, which is 200 miles away! You can see even stronger light pollution come from Las Vegas, which is 120 miles away, on the east. Under the long exposure of modern cameras, the midnight sky is unexpectedly filled with vivid orange/red colors, and everything on the ground is bathed in a faint, warm glow. The experience was very surreal.
    《星空作证》,美国加州死谷国家公园的“石头赛道”
    “石头赛道”是全世界最著名最奇特的地点之一。要来到这里也十分不易,要在颠簸的乱石路上开几个小时的车,而满地尖锐的 碎石随时可能划破车胎。在这极其平坦的干湖床上,星罗棋布般散落着很多石头。龟裂的泥地上留下了它们悠长的凝固轨迹。 近百年虽然有众多猜测,但从来没有人能证实这些重达几十甚至几百千克的石块为什么会自己在湖床上神秘地移动。直到两年前, 科学家才第一次观测到它们移动的原因。 原来冬天的湖床上偶然有非常浅的积水, 在寒冷的冬夜,会结起薄冰。在白天的阳光 照射下,冰面开始融化并破裂 。在风的吹动下,这些大面积冰块在湖面上移动,带动散落的石块滑过湖床的表面,并在泥土上 留下长长的轨迹。

    在这个美国西部最遥远荒寂的角落之一,深夜我独自徘徊在干枯的湖床上,周围没有任何人类活动的痕迹。和我作伴的惟有璀璨 的星空和神秘的风动石。这里也有着全世界最黑暗的夜空,以至于300公里外洛杉矶城市微弱灯火,在地平线处竟然显得异常辉煌。





  24. "Above the Clouds", Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington, USA
    《云端之上》,美国雷尼尔山国家公园