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Milky Way - First Try

 
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Sep 17, 2015 07:21 |  #1

It was the first time I saw the Milky Way with my naked eyes. Was a nice experience capturing it. This was captured in Lamayuru, Ladakh, India using a Canon 60D + Tamron 17-50.

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Sep 17, 2015 08:17 |  #2

Spectacular work Zurura.


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Sep 17, 2015 11:05 |  #3

Great composition and post processing... looks very natural!!

Was that taken on a new moon (no moon) or was the moon in the sky or had it already set?

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Sep 17, 2015 21:33 as a reply to  @ Thonex's post |  #4

Great first MW shot! Well exposed and sharp, and you got some color by properly WB the scene. The green at the top looks a little like air glow, but I've never seen AG so high up in a night shot. Usually near the horizon. Any idea what caused that?


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Sep 21, 2015 09:29 |  #5

Awesome!




  
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Sep 22, 2015 01:22 |  #6

Thanks for liking it guys.

Thonex wrote in post #17711124 (external link)
Great composition and post processing... looks very natural!!

Was that taken on a new moon (no moon) or was the moon in the sky or had it already set?

Andrew, that was a day before the new moon day, I think. Also, there was no moon when we were shooting. Think it had already set by then.

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Great first MW shot! Well exposed and sharp, and you got some color by properly WB the scene. The green at the top looks a little like air glow, but I've never seen AG so high up in a night shot. Usually near the horizon. Any idea what caused that?

David, that was the Aurora Borealis as seen from Ladakh. :lol::lol::lol: Not really.
Actually, those were prayer flags hung on the roof. There was no room to take a step further to eliminate those as we were on the edge of the roof there. Had to depend on the wind to pick up so as the would flutter away. Any idea on eliminating those in post would be really helpful.


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Sep 25, 2015 14:23 |  #7

That's awesome picture




  
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Sep 26, 2015 23:27 as a reply to  @ zurura's post |  #8

Try making a copy of your photo then adjusting the green level/slider etc to compensate for the flag. It shouldn't really affect your stars but it will affect your landscape. Layer the two together and combine the now flagless top with your landscape below.


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Sep 28, 2015 07:03 |  #9

It's already been said, but that is "Awesome".
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Sep 28, 2015 10:54 |  #10

Really nice shot with great details and colors. You're gonna get some more awesome shots in the future if this is the result of your first try.


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Sep 29, 2015 10:28 |  #11

If it was not your first try, I would say "Wonderful"!


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Sep 29, 2015 11:54 |  #12

Excellent.




  
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Sep 29, 2015 20:31 |  #13

excellent , do you mind sharing your settings?


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Sep 30, 2015 18:20 |  #14

That's a great 1st attempt. Much better than my own. What is the green glow at the top right, aurora?




  
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Oct 01, 2015 00:56 |  #15

Thank you everyone for liking it. Really glad you guys liked it.
Have shot the milky way during our Ladakh trip on 4 different locations but none turned up as well as the first attempt on our first night up in the hills.

Pax2You wrote in post #17723037 (external link)
Try making a copy of your photo then adjusting the green level/slider etc to compensate for the flag. It shouldn't really affect your stars but it will affect your landscape. Layer the two together and combine the now flagless top with your landscape below.

Thanks a lot for the suggestion. I tried that but adjusting the green curve changed the sky colour a wee bit. Need to work properly with a selection. But it does look like a good idea. Shall definitely try over the weekend.

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Really nice shot with great details and colors. You're gonna get some more awesome shots in the future if this is the result of your first try.

Thank you for the kind words.

Dean Humphrey wrote in post #17727002 (external link)
excellent , do you mind sharing your settings?

Sure Dean. Shot with Canon 60D + Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 non VC @ 17mm. The exposure settings were f/2.8, 25 seconds, ISO 3200.

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That's a great 1st attempt. Much better than my own. What is the green glow at the top right, aurora?

Repeating the answer typed earlier.
Actually, those were prayer flags hung on the roof. There was no room to take a step further to eliminate those as we were on the edge of the roof there. Had to depend on the wind to pick up so as the would flutter away.


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