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Jan 23, 2014 13:54 |  #811

alexg212 wrote in post #16630069 (external link)
^^ awesome program, no idea why or how it is free... not asking the question...

It's open source, I believe. Most open-source programs are free (as in beer).


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Jan 25, 2014 04:26 |  #812

I've been testing out LR5.3 by reprocessing a couple of photos taken over the last 2 years. Here's the results:

Self-portrait with the Milky Way (May 2013)

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Comet Lovejoy and the Southern Milky Way (December 2011)

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I dont have PS, but I'm pretty happy with LR5 at this stage.

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Jan 26, 2014 13:09 |  #813

Testing the rokinon 16mm

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Jan 27, 2014 03:26 |  #814

This is just so cool! :D


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Jan 29, 2014 12:35 |  #815

virginie24jb wrote in post #16640345 (external link)
This is just so cool! :D

Thank you :)

Here's one from a hunting trip last year:

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Jan 29, 2014 15:20 |  #816

NCHANT wrote in post #16627436 (external link)
Here's another one, re-edit of an older shot with fresh eyes.

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That's a really awesome photo, love it. And its nice seeing someone else from NZ posting :)


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Jan 29, 2014 23:11 |  #817

NCHANT wrote in post #16647376 (external link)
Thank you :)

Here's one from a hunting trip last year:
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Awesome!


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Jan 30, 2014 12:31 |  #818

Visiting Moab this weekend and got a little Zodiacal light.

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Jan 31, 2014 01:54 as a reply to  @ S.R.M.'s post |  #819

@SRM/Stephen: that first photo is just incredible. It must've been at least 25s exposure? How did you manage to stay still for so long/look so sharp in the photo? Would love to give that a try myself. Thanks in advance!

Also, do you guys generally shoot with the in-camera noise-cancelling turned on or off?


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Jan 31, 2014 03:52 |  #820

Thanks NCHANT for some tips. Bit of a rubbish shot and terribly framed but it was stinking hot, cloudy and the humidity was through the roof. Quick in and out job... Happy for a first attempt - will do better next time! Conditions worse today.... rains less than 300mm a year here and it's all about to drop tonight I think...

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Feb 02, 2014 00:31 |  #821

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@SRM/Stephen: that first photo is just incredible. It must've been at least 25s exposure? How did you manage to stay still for so long/look so sharp in the photo? Would love to give that a try myself. Thanks in advance!

Also, do you guys generally shoot with the in-camera noise-cancelling turned on or off?

Thanks very much Jane! It was a 30 second exposure, and staying still was not easy! It took a few tries to get a shot where I hadn't moved too much. It was shot at 11mm though, so a little bit of movement with such a wide angle lens was OK.

For a single image like this I turn in-camera noise reduction on. When I'm doing star trails or stacking multiple images, however, I turn it off and run some dark frames at the end of the series.

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Feb 02, 2014 01:09 |  #822

S.R.M. wrote in post #16656982 (external link)
I turn it off and run some dark frames at the end of the series

I've never really understood this technique of dark frames for night sky pictures. Could you explain please (both doing that that dark frame and processing it with the pictures)?


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Feb 02, 2014 01:58 |  #823

virginie24jb wrote in post #16657037 (external link)
I've never really understood this technique of dark frames for night sky pictures. Could you explain please (both doing that that dark frame and processing it with the pictures)?

Ok, taking dark frames is very easy. Just put the lens cap on and shoot with the same settings that you used for the actual photos. So if you're shooting the Milky Way using 30 seconds and 3200 iso, take 10 or 20 shots with the same settings but with the lens cap on. This way all you capture is the background noise. But do it immediately after taking the actual photos, because the noise is temerature dependent so you want the air temp to be equal.

In terms of processing: For stacking, most use DeepSkyStacker, which is free software. When you run this, it asks for light frames (which are your actual images of Milky Way etc.) and dark frames. When you upload the dark frames the software computes an average dark frame, and subtracts this from the stacked light frames. Star trails software (such as www.startrails.de (external link)) basically does the same thing.

I hope this makes sense...

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Feb 02, 2014 02:59 |  #824

S.R.M. wrote in post #16657091 (external link)
I hope this makes sense...

Oh it does! Thank you very much. :) I really have to try this.


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Feb 02, 2014 03:01 |  #825

A shot from a wedding we attended last night, couldn't help myself ;)

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