Yiming Hu

Starry Night







  1. "Stargate", Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

    《星际之门》 ,美国犹它州峡谷地国家公园
    午夜过后,美国西南最著名的梅塞拱门上空,璀璨无比的银河横跨天际。





  2. "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。






  3. "Symphony in the Stars", New Mexico, USA

    《午夜星空》 ,美国新墨西哥州沙漠






  4. "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。





  5. "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。





  6. "Frosty Moonshine", Banff National Park,Canada
    Moon shone on the frigid landscape of Canadian Rockies. On this extremely chilling night, steam from
    a nearby hot spring froze on grass leaves and shrub branches, forming beautiful hoar frost. Through
    the mist, on the horizon, the warm city light from the town of Banff glowed in the cold darkness.
    《霜冷月夜》,加拿大班芙国家公园
    在这个极寒的月夜,凄冷的月光映照着落基雪山。从附近温泉升起的水蒸气冻结在周边的水草和树枝上,
    形成了美丽的雾凇。透过湖面的迷雾,班芙城的灯火在远处的地平线上给人带来一线温暖的希望。




  7. "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。




  8. "Window To Heaven", Arches National Park, Utah, USA
    《天堂之窗》,美国犹它州拱门国家公园




  9. "Contact", Escalante Grand-Staircase National Monument, Utah, USA
    Under the starry sky, this groups of rock formations look like statues of Easter Island from the past,
    trying to contact with beings in the universe.
    《超时空接触》,美国犹它州易斯卡兰提国家纪念碑区
    在美国犹它州沙漠的一个偏远荒寂的角落,有一群群精灵古怪的石头。千万年来大自然的鬼斧神工,
    把它们雕刻成状似复活节岛上的那些远古的雕像,在星空下试图与浩瀚宇宙对话。





  10. "Cathedral of Stars", Arches National Park, Utah, USA
    The spectacular Double Arch reminds me the magnificent arches of a Gothic cathedral.
    《星空大教堂》,美国犹它州拱门国家公园
    在壮丽的星空下,著名的双拱门如同庄严的哥特大教堂的拱顶。




  11. "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。






  12. "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。





  13. "Between The Two Mountains", Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
    Finalist, 4th Annual Nature's Colors Photo Contest, Outdoor Photographer Magazine.
    《星空璀璨》,美国犹他州教堂谷
    这是一个需要4轮越野开车一个半小时才能到达的非常荒凉的地方,路况相当不好。那天夜里,半径25英里的范围之内,
    除了3-4辆在野外宿营的车外,大概没有任何人类在活动。在这个号称全美国空气能见度最好的高原上,满天的繁星震撼人心。





  14. "Call of the Wild", New Mexico, USA
    First Place Award Winner, Outdoor Scenes, 11th Annual New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest.
    Photo of the month and cover picture, Nature Photographer's Online Magazine.
    Finalist, 3rd Sony Art of Expression Contest, Outdoor Photographer Magazine.
    《夜宿沙漠》,美国新墨西哥州高原沙漠
    获美国新墨西哥州官方杂志《新墨西哥》第11届摄影比赛风光类一等奖
    获《Nature Photographer's Online Magazine》“当月照片奖”和封面照片荣誉





  15. "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。





  16. "The Pastoral Nocturne", Ohio, USA
    A long exposure captures stars spinning above a peaceful Ohio farm land in the middle of night.
    《田园夜曲》,美国俄亥俄州乡间
    广漠的美国中西部地区,没有名山和奇景,有的是无边无际的千里良田。这里被称为是美国的粮仓,也是全世界最重要的玉米和大豆等农
    作物出产地。凌晨时分,薄雾慢慢升起,如轻纱般笼罩着星空下无边的大地。周围万籁俱寂,唯有银色的初升月光朦胧地照亮着田野和道
    路,如同一幅寂静的田园交响诗在无声地上演。



  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. "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。






  21. "Colorful Dreams", Ohio, USA
    Living in Ohio, I am always intrigued by those granaries that dotted the rural landscape.
    At night, these high structures almost look like stately Gothic cathedrals under stars.
    I used colorful gels on a flash head to light-paint the granary.
    《彩色的梦》,美国俄亥俄州乡间
    这是为《摄影之友 》杂志《24小时全球影像接力项目》拍摄的一张。
    美国中西部的广阔田野里,到处点缀着这样的粮仓。 它们高耸的结构,如雄伟的哥特式教堂, 欲与星空对话。凌晨时分,追逐荒野星辰的
    我,来到了这里。 粮仓本来接近灰色,我用各种灯光,营造出梦中的色彩。星空在我们的头顶上旋转,在粮仓上方划出一个个光环。





  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