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Socal places to shoot stars this wknd?

 
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Aug 12, 2011 16:50 |  #1

Looks like the moon will be in full view (new moon?) this weekend. Looking for good spots away from the city lights to take some photos during the night. Was thinking about Joshua Tree.. any other locations?




  
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Aug 12, 2011 16:56 |  #2

Joshua Tree is good...I generally watch the Perseids (which are peaking tonight) from there. The Death Valley skies are darker, but is further away.


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Aug 12, 2011 17:02 |  #3

ar10 wrote in post #12924613 (external link)
Looks like the moon will be in full view (new moon?) this weekend.

Actually it's a full moon. the new moon (when the moon isn't lit at all) isn't until the 29th of this month.




  
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Aug 13, 2011 00:17 |  #4

The full moon + no view of the North East sky has ruined my opportunity to shoot the Perseids here in Iowa. I'd drive to a good location, but unfortunately I can't drive. :P

Blasted trees..


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Aug 13, 2011 22:25 as a reply to  @ DinosaurioAllie's post |  #5

Well decided to go to Joshua Tree for first night shoot. Fullmoon was blasting the high desert, bad for star shots, but the park was well lit. Moonlight is so white and pure.. wish I had the luxury of shooting with it all the time :D

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Aug 14, 2011 02:56 |  #6

Tree shot is nice. As has been pointed out before, full moonlight shots have nothing to distinguish them from full daylight shots, light/colour wise. Until you notice the stars in the sky!




  
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Aug 14, 2011 07:51 |  #7

Doh! I finally worked out that “Socal” meant something and wasn’t just a typo.


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Sep 09, 2011 04:32 |  #8

The tree image looks a little surreal, nice shot :)


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