View Full Version : Milky Way over High Sierras Mountains
22nd of October 2008 (Wed), 22:24
EF-S 10-22 @ 10mm
In Camera Raw I cooled the temp to 3900k and used Luma noise reduction by about 25%. I also used the saturation channels to pull down the reds/magentas/purples a bit. I don't typically shoot above ISO 800, so the noise bothered me.
The same location earlier that day. You can see where my tripod was already lined up.
LINK to Flickr Page (http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitallion/2852992351/)
22nd of October 2008 (Wed), 22:27
Great shot!! bw! Looking forward to more phots.
22nd of October 2008 (Wed), 22:49
That is impressive. I like the composition, and the reflection in the water really made it outstanding.
22nd of October 2008 (Wed), 23:22
Now I have to go and try that!
22nd of October 2008 (Wed), 23:39
what a nice shot
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 01:47
Just simply a pefect shot, I wish I could do as well. Just getting started myself, and with images like this it gives me courage to try harder. Thanks for sharing.
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 05:49
so only 45 seconds of exposure was required to capture so many stars and esp the milky way??
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 08:18
Greathots and love the daytime shot also ! Yep , worth booking it ;) !
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 08:29
Did you use a tracking device, 45s is a long exposure to not see trails in the stars from the earth movement. Great shot
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 08:32
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 10:31
No tracking at all. This was part of a timelapse shoot (link on the Flickr page), so a little bit of blur actually works in my favor, making the timelapse appear to move smoothly.
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 10:42
Amazing photo, perfect setting and I'll be the skies are seriously dark out there. I checked out your time lapse, incredible!
What I wouldn't give to spend a few clear nights at that location with my scopes, wow.
Any wildlife come to visit while you're out shooting?
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 11:33
Aside from deer, no wildlife to speak of. I thought I might see some black bears up there, but never did. It was fairly late in the season. I did see a coyote on my way back to Mono Village, which is the first I have ever seen up there.
Next summer I am going to hit this same spot again, but plan to stay for two nights. I might bring along a little whiskey or something. ;) That place is so incredibly peaceful and beautiful.
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 12:14
That's bleedin' rapid!
26th of October 2008 (Sun), 22:41
What an AMAZING shot!
27th of October 2008 (Mon), 11:25
lovly pic i see jupiter shining bright.
27th of October 2008 (Mon), 19:35
27th of October 2008 (Mon), 19:45
Love it! Great shot!
28th of October 2008 (Tue), 00:31
29th of October 2008 (Wed), 03:23
Excellent image and time lapse. Now I don't have any excuses to try these type of shots, since I got the 10-22mm ready to go. So you took 45s images all night long?
29th of October 2008 (Wed), 07:34
That's a keeper! I love the reflection of the stars on the lake surface. bw!
29th of October 2008 (Wed), 07:38
Awesome shot. I like it!
30th of October 2008 (Thu), 04:42
1st of November 2008 (Sat), 10:25
Outstanding shot. :)
Living in London, I'm v jealous of your clear skies!
2nd of November 2008 (Sun), 05:22
4th of November 2008 (Tue), 18:48
So what is this book thing? :D
4th of November 2008 (Tue), 19:05
That is an AMAZING photo :)
4th of November 2008 (Tue), 19:47
bw!Wonderful and a rare type of image.
4th of November 2008 (Tue), 20:31
Wow! That picture is amazing. I especially love how you can see the reflection of the sky in the lake.
11th of November 2008 (Tue), 01:00
i love this shot! what do u need to do to take a shot like this? a very dark and clear sky?
11th of November 2008 (Tue), 01:04
12th of December 2008 (Fri), 15:31
Apparently not. :sad:
I entered the image but did not even make it into the first round of voting. :sad:
14th of December 2008 (Sun), 01:52
<--- waiting to shoot Kitt Peak better than Kitt Peak can shoot Kitt Peak....
14th of December 2008 (Sun), 09:51
it's on. ;)
15th of December 2008 (Mon), 00:20
Amazing stuff. This makes me want to find a mountain!! Great stuff!
15th of December 2008 (Mon), 17:22
One of the few shots that makes me say "wow" out loud! :shock: Spectacular, this needs to be printed BIG....
17th of December 2008 (Wed), 05:36
I think that everything has been said.... Awesome shot!
17th of December 2008 (Wed), 17:06
Wow I can't wait to do stuff like this, inspiring photography !
17th of December 2008 (Wed), 20:21
Very amazing shot!!
18th of December 2008 (Thu), 00:59
I'm not understanding how this works...are you just shooting the sky with a long exposure or is there some kind of mod on the camera that is used to bring out that galaxy space thing?
18th of December 2008 (Thu), 02:30
Great picture mind giving location? I frequent the Eastern Sierras and I am always looking for new fishing holes
18th of December 2008 (Thu), 02:33
and never mind my last question...I followed the flicker link and saw it. I will have to check that out next time I am up there. Never been to that lake before. We love fishing the The Reservoir, East Walker, Lower Twin and Robinson Creek. Again great pic
18th of December 2008 (Thu), 05:42
It's a very cool shot and it was probably pretty cold when you shot it too!
18th of December 2008 (Thu), 05:55
Fabulous shot, just how did you get that much detail from a 45s exposure? There must be no light leaking from Earth at all for hundreds of miles or something.
18th of December 2008 (Thu), 06:07
Simple, but beautiful. Elegant and peaceful. That would have been a wonderful sight to see.
10th of February 2009 (Tue), 00:14
i searched for Milky Way images on the net and found your photo, very impressive. i live in South Africa and have just written a book called the Star Gazer's Deep Space Atlas. Its for local sales in SA for astronomers and people wanting to learn the night sky. Anyway, i am about to print a few more but would like to include a photo of myself with my telescope under the milky way. Would you allow me to use your photo? my brother will photoshop me into the photo, make me look like im standing on the ground. I will print your name below the image for which you will get credit for.
Wayne Mitchell, author of the star atlas.
10th of February 2009 (Tue), 08:52
This shot just made me even more excited for my John Muir Trail excursion coming up in August. Awesome, very well done.
10th of February 2009 (Tue), 12:06
badger, is this your first JMT? I would really love to do it myself. I might try part of the trail myself around july/aug. earlier in the year, i think the river crossing might be tough if you have electronic gear.
10th of February 2009 (Tue), 13:27
Yes, it will be. Me and a buddy are doing it, I'm pretty pumped. The moon will be full though for most our trip but hopefully we get some dark nights toward the end.
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