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Milky Way Madness

 
MuTTaL888
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Aug 14, 2012 23:44 |  #31

esanders101 wrote in post #14791746 (external link)
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Serenity at Night (external link) by esanders01 (external link), on Flickr

Here is another example with a different white balance. The milky way is just barely visible to the right of the mountain.
This is a blended image of 3 exposures where the stars shot was taken around 1:00 am
maybe needs more adjusting?
but still a decent shot I think

Good shot!




  
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Aug 15, 2012 00:03 as a reply to  @ MuTTaL888's post |  #32

Single shot, 7D + 10-22 @ 10mm, f/3.5, ISO 1600, 49s shutter

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Shot should be around 45 - 50 sec to really get the faint bits to show up, with that setup. Anything longer and you start to get some trailing in the stars:

7D + 10-22 @ 10mm, f/3.5, ISO 1600, 61s shutter
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Milky Way-2919-3 (external link) by Guideon72 (external link), on Flickr

I may try a bit higher ISO next time to see how that works out, though

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Aug 15, 2012 00:39 |  #33

mtbdudex wrote in post #14797699 (external link)
My humble T1i captured this in 2010
-at my home in Howell,Mich, some light pollution
-shot in RAW with kit lens 18-55 IS (18mm, ISO800, f3.5, 20 sec) ,
-stacked via DSS with 39 light images, 10 dark images, 15 bias images, 20 flat frames
-all post DSS PP done in Apple Aperture 3.0 (slight crop, curves, levels, saturation, vibrancy, slight sharpen)
Shooting the Milky Way: C&C for success strategies
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In Hillman Mich, pretty dark skies
I then did a study of single exposure vs multiple exposure....all part of the learning process
MilkyWay: single 30 sec then CS5 vs DSS
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It lists that you have a Mac on your gear list. Although you said you use DSS for stacking. I was aware that DSS was only for windows products. Is it compatible for mac? or an equivalent?




  
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Aug 15, 2012 04:47 |  #34

esanders101 wrote in post #14860391 (external link)
It lists that you have a Mac on your gear list. Although you said you use DSS for stacking. I was aware that DSS was only for windows products. Is it compatible for mac? or an equivalent?

Sorry not made clear earlier - I have VMware Fusion (external link) also, worth it for the occasional stuff I still need to do in WinTel side.
They have a 30 day free trial version....hint.


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Aug 27, 2012 01:43 |  #35

David Ransley wrote in post #14812892 (external link)
Yes, the one below is a 15,25 and 30 second exposure. Manually aligned, cropped and dumped into an HDR process. The Photoshop preset was for saturation.

I notice that uploading it to this forum softens the image a lot. Wonder why?

hmmm I'll give HDR a try, would you mind explaining your process for manual alignment? layers? or what exactly. I can never seem to compensate for the slight "twisting" of the stars, it only adjusts up and down if I try in photoshop.




  
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Aug 27, 2012 11:10 |  #36

esanders101 wrote in post #14791746 (external link)
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IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …s/esanders101/7​626358176/  (external link)
Serenity at Night (external link) by esanders01 (external link), on Flickr

Here is another example with a different white balance. The milky way is just barely visible to the right of the mountain.
This is a blended image of 3 exposures where the stars shot was taken around 1:00 am
maybe needs more adjusting?
but still a decent shot I think

I can't see the MW but i do like this shot very much !




  
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Aug 27, 2012 14:21 |  #37

My second year/attempt at the Milky Way with a much better result than last year. Also captured some interesting frames with the Milky Way and a lighting storm on the horizon.

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IMG_0315-Edit (external link) by George.Bucur (external link), on Flickr

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IMG_0365-Edit (external link) by George.Bucur (external link), on Flickr

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IMG_0371-Edit (external link) by George.Bucur (external link), on Flickr

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IMG_0379-Edit (external link) by George.Bucur (external link), on Flickr

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IMG_0381 (external link) by George.Bucur (external link), on Flickr

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Aug 27, 2012 15:59 |  #38

esanders101 wrote in post #14791746 (external link)
QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …s/esanders101/7​626358176/  (external link)
Serenity at Night (external link) by esanders01 (external link), on Flickr

Here is another example with a different white balance. The milky way is just barely visible to the right of the mountain.
This is a blended image of 3 exposures where the stars shot was taken around 1:00 am
maybe needs more adjusting?
but still a decent shot I think

I wanted to tell you, I went to Lost Lake last weekend on the northwest flank of Mt. Hood during the new moon and got some good pictures of the Milky Way and the mountain in the water from there. It's a lot like Trillium lake, only if you come in from the south or southeast, you'll be spending about an hour on one lane national forest roads, and about 5 miles on gravel. I got there from Zigzag, turning onto Lolo pass road. A buddy and I camped at McNeil campground on the west flank of Mt. Hood which is 8 miles as the crow flies from Lost Lake, but it took us about an hour to drive there, and I was seriously carving some corners.

The other option is to come in from Hood River...but if you're coming in from the south that adds about an hour on to the trip, so it's 6 to one, half dozen to the other, but its all paved, and from what I understand, two lane roads.

You can actually camp at Lost Lake, but you need to reserve a spot ahead of time, that campground fills up quick.




  
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