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J-Blake
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Jul 30, 2015 20:31 |  #31

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17650260 (external link)
Oh yeah? Take me with you! Teach me! :D

Where are you heading in NC?

Emerald Isle. We go just about every year for a (wifes) family get together. Looking to try something different this year photography-wise. We'll see if it pans out.


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Jul 30, 2015 20:58 |  #32

J-Blake wrote in post #17650682 (external link)
Emerald Isle. We go just about every year for a (wifes) family get together. Looking to try something different this year photography-wise. We'll see if it pans out.

I can't wait to see what you come back with! :-D


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Jul 31, 2015 06:46 |  #33

Tsilivi - Zante (View from the Balcony Hotel/Restaurant):

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Jul 31, 2015 07:25 |  #34

Nice shots everyone!

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Jul 31, 2015 09:47 |  #35

J-Blake wrote in post #17648476 (external link)
Thanks for your comments IShootThings. What specifically is off about the water?

The star trails in the water but not in the sky look odd. I realize that's part of night landscape work but it still looks odd. Great work though, it's a beautiful image.


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Jul 31, 2015 11:41 |  #36

J-Blake wrote in post #17650235 (external link)
Thanks Neo!

Correct, no games played.

I'm not exactly sure why, but I've shot reflections and had the result looking both with and without trails as in shot 1 and 3 of my original post. I assume it has to do with the angle of camera to the light source, but I haven't proven this one way or the other and this is just a guess.

Nice shots!

Correct me if I'm wrong as I have never used a Skytracker, but my understanding is that in order to generate the sharp stars the camera has to move (?) with the stars, which gives sharp stars but a blurry foreground, requiring blending the Skytracker shot for the stars with another shot without the Skytracker for a sharp foreground. If I'm understanding that correctly it looks like the foreground shot was a long exposure causing the star trails.


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Jul 31, 2015 11:53 as a reply to post 17649489 |  #37

This one is seriously right out of the Lord of the Rings, fantasy cgi, give you goosebumps...absolutel​y stunning


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Jul 31, 2015 11:55 |  #38

Bcaps wrote in post #17651379 (external link)
Nice shots!

Correct me if I'm wrong as I have never used a Skytracker, but my understanding is that in order to generate the sharp stars the camera has to move (?) with the stars, which gives sharp stars but a blurry foreground, requiring blending the Skytracker shot for the stars with another shot without the Skytracker for a sharp foreground. If I'm understanding that correctly it looks like the foreground shot was a long exposure causing the star trails.

Only if you use a skytracker. I've got single exposures where the stars in the sky are pin sharp and the water reflections are elongated.


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Jul 31, 2015 11:58 as a reply to Bcaps's post |  #39

Thanks Bcaps and you're understanding is correct. The process I went through is exactly as you describe with the exception that I not only blended the sky but also the water from the tracker shots.


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Jul 31, 2015 12:05 |  #40

J-Blake wrote in post #17651401 (external link)
Thanks Bcaps and you're understanding is correct. The process I went through is exactly as you describe with the exception that I not only blended the sky but also the water from the tracker shots.

That makes sense then. The angular geometry would be different between the actual stars and the reflected stars so because the reflected stars are not correctly aligned with the Startracker you would see movement.


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Jul 31, 2015 19:06 |  #41

Bcaps wrote in post #17651410 (external link)
That makes sense then. The angular geometry would be different between the actual stars and the reflected stars so because the reflected stars are not correctly aligned with the Startracker you would see movement.

No, I don't believe that is correct. The Tracker spins equal and opposite the earth's rotation, countering the stars movement. As you mentioned earlier, to create this shot I merged a long (unmoving) exposure to capture the ground. This shot did have star trails in the sky and water. They matched the direction of the earths rotation and were not straight at me, but skewed. Looking closely as the reflection of the stars in this shot, they are both skewed and thick, meaning they had similar depth as the stacker shots, but also were rotating.

The water is distorting the star reflection, though I don't know why, since as I said before it seems to do this inconsistently.


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Aug 04, 2015 09:39 |  #42

The Maroon Bells:

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Aug 04, 2015 12:42 |  #43

Absolutely killer shot.


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Aug 12, 2015 07:15 as a reply to Bcaps's post |  #44

Thanks Dave!

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Aug 13, 2015 15:14 as a reply to J-Blake's post |  #45

This is an amazing image. I would be interested in the final edit process.




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