Mack Murdoc Photography
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Question Of The Day: Where do you usually go when you when you have time off?⁣⁠ Heres a picture I took of the milky way core. ⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Skylar Keck was one hell of a great wingman. contributing to the trip any chance he could. He learned alot about photography, light painting, and astro photography. This is a photo we both took together. A 3 min exposure at 35mm F4. Nothing like staying in a billion star hotel (a tent) with a great view of the sky⁣⁠ 103,000 Steps, 55 miles walked 2,400 miles driven, 7 days camping and exploring the most amazing places and finally Skylar and I were home. time to sleep⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ lyrics of the moment⁣⁠ I don’t know how to warn you / for what I’m gonna say⁣⁠ Cause you’re holding so tight to / what I’m taking away⁣⁠ I got demons inside me / so I’m faced with a choice⁣⁠ Either try to ignore them / or I give them a voice⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ #mycanonstory #canonfanphoto ⁣⁠ Photo Details @Canonusa⁣⁠ Camera: #canon EOS 6D⁣⁠ Lens: Canon EF L ‑ 24mm‑105mm ‑ F/4.0⁣⁠ Aperture: f4ISO: 4000⁣⁠ Shutter Speed: 240sec tracked ⁣⁠ Focal Length: 35mm⁣⁠ I used my Skywatcher Star Adventurer sky tracker from @highpointscientific⁠ ⁣⁠ #moodygrams #master_gallery #amazing_longexpo ⁣⁠ #longexpo_addiction #longexposure_shots #longexpoelite #allbeauty_addiction #highpointscientific #nightscaper #master_gallery #ourmoodydays #hubs_united #ourplanetdaily #nightphotography_exclusive #canon_photos #wonderful_places #theglobewanderer #ourplanetdaily #earth_shotz #randommagazines #ig_bliss #fatalframes #milkyway #stargazing #fantasticuniverse⁣⁠ #milkywaychasers #universetoday

We are all connected. To each other biologically. To the Earth, chemically. And to the rest of the Universe, atomically.⁠ ⁠ Heres an interesting single shot 10 min exposure light painting. its like 95% straight out of camera to...i felt like anything i did to edit it... just messed it up. so...raise the highlights and crop and done...⁠ #mycanonstory⁠ ⁠ Photo Details @Canonusa⁠ Camera: Canon EOS 6D⁠ Lens: Canon EF L ‑ 24mm‑105mm ‑ F/4.0⁠ Aperture: f4 ⁠ ISO: 200⁠ Shutter Speed: 10 min ⁠ Focal Length: 24mm⁠ ⁠ #longexposure #longexposure_shots #longexpo #lazyshutters #slowshutter #amazing_longexpo #longexpoelite #longexposureoftheday #ig_shotz_le #exclusive_shots #splendid_shotz #superhubs #hot_shotz #special_shots #lighttrails #nightphotography #nightshots #nightscape #artofvisuals #lightpainting #theimaged #dream_image #lightjunkies #nightlights #nightsky #spain #jaw_dropping_shots #thebest_capture #longexpo_addiction_

Would you take a shower of fire?⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #mycanonstory #canonfanphoto ⁠ Photo Details @Canonusa⁠ Camera: Canon EOS 6D⁠ Lens: #canon EF 14mm f2.8⁠ Aperture: f8⁠ ISO: 100⁠ Shutter Speed: 8 sec⁠ Focal Length: 14mm⁠ ⁠ @AbandonedEarth @allabandoned @abandon @abandonagram @urbexpeople @urbexnesia_ @spun_ups⁠ @lightjunkies @longexposure_shots @night.sh00terz @night_shooterz @agameoftones @ig_shotz_le⁠ ⁠ #allabandoned #lightjunkies #steelwool #long_exposure #photooftheday #agameoftones #spun_ups #urbexpeople 1#urbexnesia_ #urbex #urbex_rebels #itsabandoned #abandonedplaces #supreme_nightshots #longexpoelite #ig_shotz_le #amazingphotohunter #longexposure_shots #nightimages ##night_shooterz #nightshooters #longexposure #longexpohunter #nightphotography #night_excl #steelwoolphotography #steelwoollandmarks

Question Of The Day: What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?⁠ ⁠ I wasnt going to post it because.... its really not that impressive compared to the others that youve see... but... Heres my Eclipse picture during the Max here in Los Angeles in 2017. ⁠ Im going to dedicate this picture to one of my Bro's.. infact its THY BRO. @blackwolfwitch⁠ INFACT im going to call it.... "The Mighty Broclipse"⁠ ⁠ FYI, just for laughs... taken with my phone, zoomed up through a pair of binoculars with solar film i found laying around on the floor hanging on to a ripped pair of glasses at the spot i was in. then heavily cropped⁠ ⁠ #depthobsessed #igtones #trappingtones #ig_underdogz #theglassedones #dof_addicts #tonesbox #visualsoflife #peoplescreatives #vsco #huntgram #justgoshoot #watchthisinstagood #eclipse #instagood10k #photogrist #splendid_dof #moodygrams #igrefined #shootoftones #vzcomood #duskmac #portrait_vision #eclipse⁠ #moodygrams #master_gallery #amazing_longexpo#longexpo_addiction #longexposure_shots #longexpoelite

Question Of The Day: What is special about the place you grew up?⁠ ⁠ Searching for yourself in the endless abyss of a night sky Enjoy #mycanonstory #canonfanphoto ⁠ Photo Details @Canonusa⁠ Camera: #canon EOS 6D⁠ Lens: Canon EF L ‑ 24mm‑105mm ‑ F/4.0⁠ Aperture: f4 ⁠ ISO: 4000⁠ Shutter Speed: 25 seconds⁠ Focal Length: 105mm⁠ #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #nightpics #astrophotography #astrophoto #astro_photography_ #astro_photography #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeospace #universetoday #planet #space #photooftheday #vscocam #supreme_nightshots #longexpoelite #ig_shotz_le #amazingphotohunter #landscape_captures #thebest_capture #nature_perfection

Question Of The Day: Tag the person you could spend a year on a deserted island with? and what 3 things would you bring?⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Driving through Joshua Tree National Park, CA on my way home from Havasu Falls, AZ, I needed to pull over on the side of the road and admire the beautiful night sky. It's always nice to reflect and put this lonely speck we call earth in the perspective of the universe. #mycanonstory⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ Photo Details @Canonusa⁣⁠ Camera: Canon EOS 6D⁣⁠ Lens: Canon EF 14mm f2.8⁣⁠ Aperture: f2.8⁣⁠ ISO: 4000⁣⁠ Shutter Speed: 30 sec⁣⁠ Focal Length: 14mm⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ #moodygrams #master_gallery #amazing_longexpo ⁣⁠ #longexpo_addiction #longexposure_shots #longexpoelite #allbeauty_addiction #igtoday #expofilm #theimaged #nightscaper #master_gallery #ourmoodydays #hubs_united #ourplanetdaily #nightphotography_exclusive #teamcanon #wonderful_places #theglobewanderer #ourplanetdaily #earth_shotz #randommagazines #ig_bliss #fatalframes #canon_photos #california #pnw #milkyway #stargazing

"Mitosis"⁠ The Motion of Evolution. The act of replicating your insides and splitting into 2 identical cells. We once were single celled organisms that didn't take part in mitosis. Why do I bring this up. Life figured out a way to evolve, to grow. It broke its billion year cycle and tried something new and because that cell didn't fear experimenting with replicating itself, it was able to move us to the humans we are today. ⁠ We must learn from the art of Mitosis, we must learn to not be fearful to take risks in our lives, evolve and grow into active humans of society. We need to grow and help each other grow, we need to evolve and help each other evolve. We need to stop thinking of ourselves and stop just being in the moment being ok with what is and what has been and instead start thinking of what can be. ⁠ I had a talk with a good friend about moving forward and setting goals, evolving, and really do feel that we all need to set goals for ourselves, and keep ourselves accountable for the actions and progress in our lives. We cant just stay in one spot, we cant just think of ourselves. ⁠ This picture is the mitosis of my creativity, its the art of me evolving my art work, and breaking the fear of trying new things.

Im was pretty excited about this one!!! This was my first Galaxy!!! After Hours and hours exposing this under a beautiful night sky, to the last 7 hours straight post processing this has seriously been a mission. This is also the farthest object I have photographed. I made the jump from 4,000 Light years in my last deep space image (Trifid Nebula) to 21 MILLION light years away! Id like to introduce to you the Pinwheel Galaxy also known as M101. Located in Ursa Major also known as the Big Dipper and is over twice the size of the Milky Way. Its a star making machine with over 3000 star birthing regions in its spiral arms and has produced over a trillion stars. Just to get an idea of how far it is away the Juno Space Probe is the fastest man made object in history and is traveling though space at 150,000 MPH, and even that ship would take 400 billion years to reach. The thing that fascinates me the most is that when light left that galaxy 21 million years ago there was only 2 continents. California was underwater, prehistoric creatures were regrowing after the wipe out of the dinosaurs, Humans didn't exists... we were just straight up apes. Ive always said that Telescopes are time machines. Its amazing that i was able to capture and store 21 million year old light traveling though the depths of space uninterrupted by anything....until it hit my lens. Brilliant. I hope to revisit this Galaxy with at least 6-8 hours of data and a larger telescope in the future. Enjoy Photo Details: Camera: Canon 60d Lens: Explore Scientific 80mm Carbon Fiber Refractor Focal Length: 480mm Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G Polar Align: Polemaster Shutter Speed: 180 seconds x 40 images Apature: F6 Iso: 1000 Calibration frames: 40 Light -40 Dark -50 Bias Total Exposure Time: 2 hours Edited in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom Gear purchased from @Highpointscientific #mycanonstory #highpointscientific #teamhighpoint #ig_nightphotography #astrophotography #universetoday #nightscape #starrynight #milkywaygalaxy #stargazing #photoshop #longexposure_shots #natgeospace #ig_astrophotography #deepsky #weownthenight_la #space #nasa #universet #galaxies #clusters #celestial #cosmic #explorescientific #apod

When you travel deep within the caves of this earth and find the secret of life is the nature of silence, The peaceful essence of the untouched, and the adventure of the unknown, that is when you can leave outside world behind and be free in the moment and spend time with what means most... the inner you, the true you.⁠ ⁠ Photo Details⁠ Camera: Canon EOS 6D⁠ Lens: Canon EF L ‑ 24mm‑105mm ‑ F/4.0⁠ Aperture: f4 ISO: 800⁠ Shutter Speed: 34 seconds⁠ Focal Length: 105mm⁠

A few months ago i spontaneously wanted to shoot in Joshua Tree. I called up a few friends who i know are always super down for any adventure, any time. Monica Vidaurre, Jenene Curry, Christie Newby, and Dominique Nichole Love got in the car and drove 3 hours with me in the dark to White Tank Campground, we parked our car, i gave everyone head lights and he hiked in the desert to find the very well known Arch Rock. they found a nice place to settle down, put down their pads, eat some food, play some games under a beautiful night sky.I on the other hand was on a mission to get some good shoots,s o go figures i was climbing on rocks, off exploring and trying to be creative with lights when i came up with this idea. This picture symbolizes the cage of comfort (The Orb) we all have and for the most part, are stuck in. Its a cage that keeps us doing the same thing, staying in the same city and stops us from doing something risky and crazy. It keeps us in our comfort zone. Doing something spontaneous like randomly leaving in the midle of the night to go hike in the desert to me is leaving your comfort cage, its breaking free to explore the unknown. The Idea is this Light Man has broken free of his cage and for the first time in a long time can look upon the great unknown, the vastness of mystery and dream and ponder things outside his normal frame of mind. We should all be like the Light Man and open up ourself to new things, take risks, be adventurous and see what is out there for us to discover. Details Camera: #canonusa 6d Lens : #rokinon 35mm F1.4 Exposure Time: 120 seconds / 6 seconds Focal Length: 35mm ISO 2000 Aperture: F4 Foreground 35mm Gear: Skywatcher Star Adventurer from @highpointscientific , Camera Flash with Gary Fong Light Sphere, Stater Brothers Crispy Chicken. #moodygrams #master_gallery #universetoday#canon_photos #longexposure_shots #longexpoelite #allbeauty_addiction #igtoday #highpointscientific #nightscaper #master_gallery #ourmoodydays #hubs_united #ourplanetdaily #nightphotography_exclusive #canon #wonderful_places #theglobewanderer #ourplanetdaily #earth_shotz #randommagazines #ig_bliss #fatalframes #california #milkyway #teamhighpoint

"The Demon Of The Forest"⁠ When I bought my camera I never wanted to view it as a camera, I viewed as a machine meant for breaking the rules and pushing its boundaries. Which is probably why I got into Long exposures. The massive amounts of room for creativity and to think outside the box with the camera. Id like to think I've been unique and came up with some different images that stray away from your normal photographer. Im no better of a photographer then anyone...just different. I take pride in being different. I enjoy the challenge of bending and manipulating light to create different textures and emotions in an image. I enjoy taking my camera and flipping it upside down mid exposure, and changing the aperture 3-4 times in a single exposure just to adapt to your surroundings and different lights. I enjoy changing lenses and tripods mid exposures just to perfectly line up you exposure to get a multiple exposure type shot...in one straight shot. Its the most beautiful challenge to have an idea in your head of a picture you want to take that seems so far outside of the abilities of a camera, physics, life, and so deep in your imagination and make it a reality on camera. ⁠ FOR EXAMPLE! This is one single image that's straight out of camera ... yep... no editing here, How do i get 3 of the same person... in 3 different locations, in different poses, in the same shot without using Photoshop... How do i put him in smoke and give him claws making him a demon of the forest? All these thing you have to figure out and then experiment to make sure you get it right. ⁠ Thanks Erin Simmons for being a killer model and @Dylan for helping me out and making this vision a reality.⁠ ⁠ Photo Details @Canonusa⁠ Camera: Canon EOS 6D⁠ Lens: Rokinon 14mm F2.8⁠ Aperture: f8⁠ ISO: 250⁠ Shutter Speed: 237 (4 mins) sec⁠ Focal Length: 14⁠ Tools:⁠ Fariborz Frank Parhizgar Light Excursion Light ⁠ El wire⁠ Model: Erin Simmins

Question Of The Day: What do you hope your last words will be?⁠ ⁠ "The Galactic Keyhole"⁠ Finding the Leo Corrillo Archway out in Malibu was such a challenge, especially when you're standing on top of it⁠ #mycanonstory #canonfanphoto ⁠ Photo Details @Canonusa⁠ Camera: Canon EOS 6D⁠ Lens: #canon EF 14mm f2.8⁠ Aperture: f2.8⁠ ISO: 5000⁠ Shutter Speed: 30 sec⁠ Focal Length: 14mm⁠ ⁠ #supreme_nightshots #longexpoelite #ig_shotz_le #amazingphotohunter #landscape_captures #thebest_capture #nature_perfection #longexposure_shots #nightimages #nightshooterz #nightshooters #canon_photos #milkywaygalaxy #astrophotography #longexposure #longexpohunter #longexpo #amazing_longexpo #amazingearth #natgeospace #milkyway #nightphotography #night_excl #amazingphotohunter #fantasticuniverse⁠ #milkywaychasers #universetoday⁠