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May 07, 2011 11:45 |  #1

Stepped out of the house REAL early this morning to test out the new glass. A lot of ambient light but I was happy with what I got considering the conditions.

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May 07, 2011 11:57 |  #2

Wow! That's really cool. Car to elaborate on the settings used and which lens?


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May 07, 2011 12:59 as a reply to  @ imsellingmyfoot's post |  #3

VERY NICE!!!
I would like to see you use a Graduated Filter and maybe try this shot again.....


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May 07, 2011 13:58 as a reply to  @ The Loft Studios's post |  #4

Nice shot, I like the bright light coming through the tree, and the MW is beautiful




  
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May 07, 2011 17:31 |  #5

imsellingmyfoot wrote in post #12365024 (external link)
Wow! That's really cool. Car to elaborate on the settings used and which lens?

Absolutely. I used a Tokina 11-16mm @11mm opened up to f/2.8. The ISO was switched back and forth between 3200 and 1600. I believe this one ended up being a 3200. Shutter speed of 30" on a solid tripod. Processing involved playing with the levels, both the master and Red/Blue/Green individually. A little bit of Burning the sky and that was pretty much it. I live in a golf course community south of town so there's not a ton of light pollution to the south (other than the lights from the other houses) so I have a decent view of the Milky Way out of my front porch.


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May 07, 2011 17:32 |  #6

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VERY NICE!!!
I would like to see you use a Graduated Filter and maybe try this shot again.....

I agree. I just have to purchase one. :) I've often thought one could improve their star/astrophotography by using a GND Filter to help balance light pollution.


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May 07, 2011 21:28 |  #7

I like the MW but don't care for the blowout at the bottom . Perhaps a GND filter will work here . Be interesting to see this again with the filter .




  
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May 08, 2011 23:17 |  #8

That's a pretty darn good shot. You should be happy with it. Not a chance of anything like this in our area. Too many light bleeding cities around us.

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May 11, 2011 08:48 |  #9

A GND to block (or at least reduce) the ground light would make for an interesting experiment, too.


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May 12, 2011 16:47 |  #10

That's a really nice shot. In absence of a GND, I once tried using my hand as if I was burning a print in the darkroom. It didn't work.


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May 16, 2011 10:42 |  #11

AxPhoto wrote in post #12366467 (external link)
Absolutely. I used a Tokina 11-16mm @11mm opened up to f/2.8. The ISO was switched back and forth between 3200 and 1600. I believe this one ended up being a 3200. Shutter speed of 30" on a solid tripod. Processing involved playing with the levels, both the master and Red/Blue/Green individually. A little bit of Burning the sky and that was pretty much it. I live in a golf course community south of town so there's not a ton of light pollution to the south (other than the lights from the other houses) so I have a decent view of the Milky Way out of my front porch.

That is a really nice shot! I'm looking to get into some star photography, it's nice to know that I don't need an Equatorial mount to get good shots like this of the Milky Way. Hell I just want a shot that's actually focused when I look at it in Lightroom..!




  
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May 16, 2011 11:29 |  #12

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That is a really nice shot! I'm looking to get into some star photography, it's nice to know that I don't need an Equatorial mount to get good shots like this of the Milky Way. Hell I just want a shot that's actually focused when I look at it in Lightroom..!

I always used to have this issue as well. I am now firm believer in live view when dealing with any focusing tasks on a tripod. I always switch it to live view, zoom into 10x and then manual focus my shot. Definitely better results than using just AF as well as just setting the focus ring to infinity.


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May 16, 2011 18:09 |  #13

AxPhoto wrote in post #12419548 (external link)
I always used to have this issue as well. I am now firm believer in live view when dealing with any focusing tasks on a tripod. I always switch it to live view, zoom into 10x and then manual focus my shot. Definitely better results than using just AF as well as just setting the focus ring to infinity.

that's a great idea.. i shall be doing that, thank you!




  
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May 17, 2011 19:52 |  #14

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but thought those that like astronomy would find this time lapse fitting for this thread. My Mother in Law sent this to me... Pretty cool.

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May 19, 2011 16:14 |  #15

That's really cool Scott, I recently bought a Tokina 11-16 after scouring the net for a good lens for exactly this type of picture of the milky way and widefield constellations. It's reassuring to see the lens is up to the job even though I might not be ;)

I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but if I manage to get even close to a shot like that I'd be very happy. Although I reckon my light polluted skies will mean a drive out to somewhere dark.




  
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