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Jul 11, 2013 21:38 as a reply to  @ post 16112503 |  #451

sullivanrp -- very nice!




  
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Jul 12, 2013 12:53 |  #452

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Both images are absolutely awesome, Ryan! I'm a bit jealous you were able to capture the MW over Mt. Rainier since that has been something I've wanted to shoot for some time.




  
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Jul 12, 2013 14:04 |  #453

nburwell wrote in post #16114090 (external link)
Both images are absolutely awesome, Ryan! I'm a bit jealous you were able to capture the MW over Mt. Rainier since that has been something I've wanted to shoot for some time.

After living here my entire life (all 19 years of it...) I decided I couldn't not go to Rainier... So I just went for it, and got some great results from the trip. I plan on revisiting later this summer. Summer is a great time to go - Milky Way lines up nice, warmer conditions, wildflowers end of summer - I hope you get the chance to come out here and capture it!


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Jul 14, 2013 05:32 |  #454

spotz04 wrote in post #16106390 (external link)
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?

Thank you :) that was a comp shot, the skie was taken at the same spot, just few minutes before, and pointing upwards :)

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Wow! Wonderful shots!

Here's a couple from the weekend :) skies cleared for a few minutes, very lucky :D

20,000 ISO

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Jul 14, 2013 08:04 |  #455

NCHANT wrote in post #16118630 (external link)
Thank you :) that was a comp shot, the skie was taken at the same spot, just few minutes before, and pointing upwards :)



Here's a couple from the weekend :) skies cleared for a few minutes, very lucky :D

20,000 ISO

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First one looks great , second one I don't care for the flashlight and the way just one tree is lighted up . But #1 is very nice .




  
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Jul 15, 2013 03:34 |  #456

NCHANT wrote in post #16118630 (external link)
Thank you :) that was a comp shot, the skie was taken at the same spot, just few minutes before, and pointing upwards :)

Wow! Wonderful shots!

Here's a couple from the weekend :) skies cleared for a few minutes, very lucky :D

20,000 ISO

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IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/mikeymack/92803​63263/  (external link)
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Beam me up! (external link) by Mikey Mack (external link), on Flickr

you are getting some ridiculous detail and some pretty low noise considering that 20,000 ISO - the images still look pretty clean... Care to share some tips on editing? I am pretty new at this.


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Jul 15, 2013 06:53 |  #457

sullivanrp wrote in post #16121185 (external link)
you are getting some ridiculous detail and some pretty low noise considering that 20,000 ISO - the images still look pretty clean... Care to share some tips on editing? I am pretty new at this.

The real key is using a 6D for its low-noise high ISO capability.


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Jul 15, 2013 12:20 as a reply to  @ archer1960's post |  #458

I know my shot is boring but this thread really inspired me. It didn't pan out for a variety of reasons, so I was only able to get one quick shot of the sky. Still, I was very excited and look forward to future attempts (more interesting composition, stopping down to reduce coma, etc). This was a 10 sec exposure at iso 6400, so it was pretty visible even to the naked eye.

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Jul 15, 2013 15:36 |  #459

Nothing boring about the shot at all, love it


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Jul 15, 2013 16:46 |  #460

sullivanrp wrote in post #16121185 (external link)
you are getting some ridiculous detail and some pretty low noise considering that 20,000 ISO - the images still look pretty clean... Care to share some tips on editing? I am pretty new at this.

archer1960 wrote in post #16121434 (external link)
The real key is using a 6D for its low-noise high ISO capability.

Pretty new to this? Haha, your shots are stunning :D

I have written a small tut on how my workflow goes, from shooting the MW to processing it, you can see it here: https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=16123023#po​st16123023

or click through here:

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Jul 16, 2013 01:48 |  #461

archer1960 wrote in post #16121434 (external link)
The real key is using a 6D for its low-noise high ISO capability.

I have a 5d III - that really isn't the problem.


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Jul 16, 2013 01:54 |  #462

NCHANT wrote in post #16123035 (external link)
Pretty new to this? Haha, your shots are stunning :D

I have written a small tut on how my workflow goes, from shooting the MW to processing it, you can see it here: https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=16123023#po​st16123023

or click through here:

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Based off your starting shot - I honestly think my problem is just dark skies...
I mean I am shooting in pretty ideal conditions considering where I live, but even so it looks like NZ would have an edge, lol. Because as I ramp up ISO the rest of the sky gets too bright (from light pollution I assume) as well and the contrast isnt there as much. Your sky seems pretty dark still given the ISO you are at...


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Jul 16, 2013 03:10 |  #463

Celestron wrote in post #16118803 (external link)
First one looks great , second one I don't care for the flashlight and the way just one tree is lighted up . But #1 is very nice .

sullivanrp wrote in post #16124208 (external link)
Based off your starting shot - I honestly think my problem is just dark skies...
I mean I am shooting in pretty ideal conditions considering where I live, but even so it looks like NZ would have an edge, lol. Because as I ramp up ISO the rest of the sky gets too bright (from light pollution I assume) as well and the contrast isnt there as much. Your sky seems pretty dark still given the ISO you are at...

Personally I don't think your dark skies are a problem, I think the mountain definately makes up for it :) you can tone down the light pollution a little bit in post, but sometimes it just has to be there. You can shoot ƒ2.8 as well, my maximum is ƒ4, so I need to push ISO high. I also just noticed the image I just posted was only 20 seconds :)


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Jul 16, 2013 17:32 |  #464

NCHANT wrote in post #16124302 (external link)
Personally I don't think your dark skies are a problem, I think the mountain definately makes up for it :) you can tone down the light pollution a little bit in post, but sometimes it just has to be there. You can shoot ƒ2.8 as well, my maximum is ƒ4, so I need to push ISO high. I also just noticed the image I just posted was only 20 seconds :)

im convinced it's your skies :D even with similar exposure comparisons the sky isnt that dark and there isnt that much contrast in the milky way haha.

anyhow - here is one more from that trip...

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Jul 18, 2013 11:59 |  #465

sullivanrp wrote in post #16126238 (external link)
im convinced it's your skies :D even with similar exposure comparisons the sky isnt that dark and there isnt that much contrast in the milky way haha.

anyhow - here is one more from that trip...
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I love the detail in the milky way. Did you use a tracking device? Or is that from your post process workflow?




  
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