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Jul 02, 2013 13:54 as a reply to  @ post 16084589 |  #436

From this past weekend before the moon rose:

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Jul 02, 2013 15:14 |  #437

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Shot with a Samyang 14mm f/2.8. I really, really need that Samyang 24/1.4 to get foreground detail on moonless nights, I think. This is a two-exposure blend in which the foreground exposure is 240 s at f/2.8 and ISO 5000. Hot pixels galore in the full-res version. Or I could just learn light painting, I suppose, but I imagine quality lights for that aren't cheap either.

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Jul 02, 2013 16:25 as a reply to  @ brettjrob's post |  #438

Very beautiful picture indeed! I was wondering when you said blending two pictures, were you saying that you used HDR?
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Jul 02, 2013 18:11 as a reply to  @ thanboora's post |  #439

Here's one from this past weekend at a lake, I lit the trees with an LED flashlight/torch. This was in a dark sky area but two very small towns nearby in the distance really showed up after processing the pic. I'm thinking I should turn down the yellow some, but the other side of me is beginning to like that contrast in color.

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Jul 02, 2013 21:08 |  #440

thanboora wrote in post #16085271 (external link)
Very beautiful picture indeed! I was wondering when you said blending two pictures, were you saying that you used HDR?
Thank you for reading,

Thanks. I didn't use any HDR software; I just used a layer mask in Photoshop to blend the two exposures. I started with a black-to-white gradient near the horizon on the mask, but ended up having to do some manual painting around the trees to touch it up.


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Jul 03, 2013 00:09 |  #441

brettjrob wrote in post #16085944 (external link)
Thanks. I didn't use any HDR software; I just used a layer mask in Photoshop to blend the two exposures. I started with a black-to-white gradient near the horizon on the mask, but ended up having to do some manual painting around the trees to touch it up.

I see. Thanks for the explanation! Again, one of the most beautiful picture of milky way I have seen!


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Jul 08, 2013 17:50 as a reply to  @ nburwell's post |  #442

Hi - first post - all of your shots are incredibly inspiring and have convinced me to blow a load of cash on a 6d with 24-105L.....why not eh? I'm wondering if that's good enough for now, or should I order the Tokina 11-16 or Samyang 14mm with it? Decisions....

I know it's probably not the done thing, but the reason for my purchase is I've exhausted the possibilities of my Sony RX100 compact for astro....though, I've been pretty happy with the possibilites I've discovered near my place in the UK. The high ISO shots are very noisy as one would expect, but I'm still happy with what I've learnt so far using it. Amazing for a compact so looking forward to what I can get out of the Canon once it arrives!

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Should say, these were RAW images edited using Darktable under linux - amazing software. The original JPG's weren't bad, but editing RAW is something else.

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Jul 09, 2013 04:00 as a reply to  @ arabstrap303's post |  #443

Single shot, ISO4000, high iso noise reduction enabled, and no light painting. Some adjusting using Levels. Dodged subject rendered a nasty amount of noise (obviously and expected), and then Noiseware only softened the subject. Good experiment for me - learned to avoid 4000 on a 5DII in the future. :lol:

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Jul 09, 2013 04:53 |  #444

brettjrob wrote in post #16085041 (external link)
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Shot with a Samyang 14mm f/2.8. I really, really need that Samyang 24/1.4 to get foreground detail on moonless nights, I think. This is a two-exposure blend in which the foreground exposure is 240 s at f/2.8 and ISO 5000. Hot pixels galore in the full-res version. Or I could just learn light painting, I suppose, but I imagine quality lights for that aren't cheap either.

Beautiful shot :) if you are after cheap lighting gear, try here (external link) I bought a 320 lumen LED light for $7 USD, bloody bright thing for such a good price! Free shipping worlwide, just takes a month or so to arrive. They also sell filters :) Here's a shot with the flashlight, not light painting though:

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spotz04 wrote in post #16104000 (external link)
Single shot, ISO4000, high iso noise reduction enabled, and no light painting. Some adjusting using Levels. Dodged subject rendered a nasty amount of noise (obviously and expected), and then Noiseware only softened the subject. Good experiment for me - learned to avoid 4000 on a 5DII in the future. :lol:

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Nice result :)


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Jul 09, 2013 05:24 |  #445

My attempt at a selfie haha, fail...

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Jul 09, 2013 06:12 |  #446

The Milky Way from Bigriggen Park, near Mount Barney in South East Queensland. This is a panorama made using several exposures taken with my 50D and Tokina 11-16mm lens, and assembled using Microsoft ICE. Each exposure was 30 seconds at f/2.8 and 3200 iso.

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Jul 09, 2013 12:23 |  #447

I spent the 4th up in Maine. No fireworks, but there was plenty of stargazing to be had.

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Jul 09, 2013 16:06 |  #448

That's a purty shot! :cool:




  
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Jul 09, 2013 21:11 |  #449

NCHANT wrote in post #16104041 (external link)
Nice result :)

Thanks! Really liking your's too. :D How did you get the Milky Way to show up in your pic above the town's lights at the beach? Is that a single shot or a composite of multiple shots?




  
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Jul 11, 2013 21:29 |  #450

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