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In Pursuit of the Milky Way

 
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Sep 06, 2013 08:33 |  #1

This was my first crack at shooting the Milky Way.

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Hard to get away from civilization. Even got an airplane and a satellite in there. :-)

Even with the lights of Cripple Creek, I'm pretty happy with the results.

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This has some massaging in LR5, CS6, and Dfine2.

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Sep 06, 2013 11:11 |  #2

Not bad but you would be surprised at how much of a difference a faster lens (even 2.8) would help bring that out.


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Sep 06, 2013 12:51 |  #3

I like that photo


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Sep 06, 2013 16:52 |  #4

very nice, I need to get my milky way on :) before the snow hits us. Great photo


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Sep 06, 2013 17:14 |  #5

Nice capture of milky way. I like the colors too!


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Sep 06, 2013 19:54 as a reply to  @ thanboora's post |  #6

Nice one, very "balanced" :)




  
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Sep 06, 2013 21:14 |  #7

Thanks, all.

I didn't even think to try out the faster glass. Was too hung up on getting the wide thing going. Maybe next time.

Was out in the area this afternoon, scouting new sites to try.

This could get addicting. Now to find the time... :-)


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Sep 07, 2013 01:15 |  #8

faster lenses are great but 3.5 isn't bad at all. At least for your photo, I can tell you can pull out very nice one from what you got.

If you want to get very detailed milky way, using tracker is actually the better option. ( in case you would like your foreground to have details at the same time, you might wanna use half speed tracking to prolong your exposure time, or you can work on PP for dealing with blurred foreground..)


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Sep 13, 2013 12:26 as a reply to  @ thanboora's post |  #9

Great Job


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Sep 17, 2013 22:52 |  #10

Alright gang...

Had a try at a curves layer. Whoa... Who knew???

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Hope ya dig the new version.

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Sep 18, 2013 04:26 |  #11

I dig both versions!


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Sep 18, 2013 04:56 |  #12

Yes to both versions and 3 more. The Milky Way is so awesome it is very forgiving of processing direction. Good you grabbed onto the curves layer; brightness contrast next :) and while playing throw in a photofilter.
Personally I never get tired of good Milky Way shots and yours are one of them.


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Sep 18, 2013 18:32 |  #13

Great job. If you don't mind, can you answer a few questions for someone who wants to take their first shot at the Milky Way? How did you know what time and what direction the Milky Way would be up at? Any tips for someone who has never done it?


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Sep 18, 2013 18:51 |  #14

IShootThings wrote in post #16307684 (external link)
Great job. If you don't mind, can you answer a few questions for someone who wants to take their first shot at the Milky Way? How did you know what time and what direction the Milky Way would be up at? Any tips for someone who has never done it?

Well, if you live in an area with dark skies, all you have to do is go outside and look up, if it's there you'll see it. Since you're asking then I'll suggest downloading the free program Stellarium (external link), input your location and you're ready to go. This is a great program for all astronomy related events.




  
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Sep 18, 2013 18:55 |  #15

Excellent job on the edit!


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