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May 03, 2017 05:04 |  #3676

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May 03, 2017 21:37 |  #3677

Milkyway at Eternity Beach.
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May 05, 2017 15:26 |  #3678

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May 05, 2017 23:12 |  #3679

Last weekend in the Mojave, way too early in the morning...


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May 06, 2017 02:56 as a reply to  @ jmlivingston's post |  #3680

Only time to do it lol


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May 06, 2017 06:36 |  #3681

The Milky Way was accompanied by one of the best displays of orange airglow that I've seen a couple of mornings ago. These images were taken from a dark country location near Mundubbera in South East Queensland (about 4.5 hours drive north west of Brisbane).

Airglow is caused by various chemical reactions in the upper atmosphere which generate chemiluminescence. Orange airglow such as this is probably radiation from high level (150-300km) excited oxygen atoms. Airglow is always there to some extent, but on rare occasions such as this it becomes much brighter than usual.

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May 06, 2017 08:28 |  #3682

gaabnz wrote in post #18347612 (external link)
Only time to do it lol

I'll be much happier later this summer when I can get it in the early part of the night rather than the wee hours of the morning. :)




  
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May 15, 2017 22:03 |  #3683

jmlivingston wrote in post #18347547 (external link)
Last weekend in the Mojave, way too early in the morning...

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May 16, 2017 08:48 as a reply to  @ oximuis's post |  #3684

This one was taken at 3:31am after a short night.

I'd driven up to the Mojave National Preserve which was about 4 1/2 hours from home on Saturday, took some sunset shots at the Kelso Dunes then found my way to the north end of the park to the WWI Memorial Cross where I slept in the back of the SUV until 2am. That's when I got up to shoot some star swirls around the cross, and the Milky Way with the Joshua Trees. After I was done with those shots, I drove around for a while looking to find a place where the road lead to the Milky Way and ended up catching this one. After this it was sunrise at the Cima Corrals and the drive back home. Had a good time, but was pretty wiped out when I was done, it took a few days to recover. Worth it though, this was the best Milky Way shot I've taken.




  
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May 21, 2017 12:28 |  #3685

A couple from this weekend up at Smith and Morehouse Reservoir in Utah, when I had gotten up there it was cloudy and snowing, 3 hours later it was clear and beautiful.

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May 21, 2017 17:30 |  #3686

pdxbenedetti wrote in post #18359786 (external link)
A couple from this weekend up at Smith and Morehouse Reservoir in Utah, when I had gotten up there it was cloudy and snowing, 3 hours later it was clear and beautiful.

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It was well worth the wait!


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May 21, 2017 17:56 |  #3687

pdxbenedetti wrote in post #18359786 (external link)
A couple from this weekend up at Smith and Morehouse Reservoir in Utah, when I had gotten up there it was cloudy and snowing, 3 hours later it was clear and beautiful.

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Those give me confidence for my outing this weekend that the core might rise high enough in the sky to be visible over my foreground elements...forecast is for clear skies...hoping it holds up!

Cools shots BTW.


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May 21, 2017 18:54 |  #3688

pdxbenedetti wrote in post #18359786 (external link)
A couple from this weekend up at Smith and Morehouse Reservoir in Utah, when I had gotten up there it was cloudy and snowing, 3 hours later it was clear and beautiful.

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The star trails in the lake on the second one with pinpoint stars in the sky makes the image look a little to unnatural to me.


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May 22, 2017 11:45 |  #3689

Inspeqtor wrote in post #18359939 (external link)
It was well worth the wait!

Ya, I was a little ticked with all the clouds when I got up there, but the area is still a beautiful place to explore even with subpar weather. Glad it turned out clear in the end, makes the reward seem bigger.

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Those give me confidence for my outing this weekend that the core might rise high enough in the sky to be visible over my foreground elements...forecast is for clear skies...hoping it holds up!

Cools shots BTW.

I definitely underestimate the height of the core in the sky in most of my shots, I find myself finding ways to get close to mountains/foreground objects in order to provide better perspective. I think using the 50mm for most my non-arch panorama shots will be a much better way to make the Milky Way seem more prominent in the sky.

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The star trails in the lake on the second one with pinpoint stars in the sky makes the image look a little to unnatural to me.

Good luck trying to get pinpoint stars in a reflection, even the slightest amount of movement in the water creates star trails and the reservoir was not calm that night with a gentle breeze blowing. Most of my shots didn't even have stars as the breeze picked up and made the water choppy. This is the closest I've ever gotten to pinpoint stars in a reflection, the water in this picture was perfectly calm, the refraction of light in the water just distorts whatever it is you are looking at, pretty normal/natural stuff:

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I think it looks way more UNNATURAL when a picture of water reflected stars is exactly the same as the sky. To me those shots look like someone just copied the sky and inverted/mirrored it to make the reflection rather than actually take shots of the reflection. Reflections shouldn't be exactly the same as the sky, it's just impossible due to the physics of light refraction in water. I get comments on that picture all time from people who think I've just photoshopped in a inverted/mirrored portion of the sky and that it's not actually a water reflection.

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May 22, 2017 11:49 |  #3690

^gotta agree...pin point stars on water is not likely to happen...


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