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Mar 01, 2015 16:56 |  #2071

Thanks Nchant. Love that last one too.


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Mar 01, 2015 17:31 |  #2072

NCHANT wrote in post #17455467 (external link)
Yes that is a layered file of different focus :) here's a screenshot of the different layers. Blending them can be incredibly tricky, as even the slightest movement on the focus barrel makes a big difference in the stars focus. All shot at ƒ1.4 to get the roundest bokeh.


Have you tried to see if you could get that as a natural bokeh say by focusing on the rock edge for instance and seeing if the BG stars will give you bokeh also . It would be worth trying I think . But this is a neat image with the projection of the MW coming up over you .




  
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Mar 01, 2015 19:27 |  #2073

Celestron wrote in post #17455725 (external link)
Have you tried to see if you could get that as a natural bokeh say by focusing on the rock edge for instance and seeing if the BG stars will give you bokeh also . It would be worth trying I think . But this is a neat image with the projection of the MW coming up over you .

That's the same way pretty much, except I just brought the focus forwards a notch each time. Has to be done pretty quick before the stars move too far.


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Mar 01, 2015 21:49 |  #2074

Beautiful work nchant!




  
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Mar 01, 2015 23:43 |  #2075

NCHANT wrote in post #17455467 (external link)
Yes that is a layered file of different focus :) here's a screenshot of the different layers. Blending them can be incredibly tricky, as even the slightest movement on the focus barrel makes a big difference in the stars focus. All shot at ƒ1.4 to get the roundest bokeh.


Thanks a bunch for that 'behind the scenes' PS screen shot.

Very enlightening.

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Mar 02, 2015 07:49 |  #2076

NCHANT wrote in post #17454698 (external link)
Thanks!

Some shots from an all-nighter on Friday :)

Definitely worth staying up all night. You got some fantastic images out of the trip. Great work!


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Mar 02, 2015 17:07 |  #2077

Hey. I'm looking at buying the Samyang/Rokinon 24mm 1.4 from B+H shortly, but I noticed that they have both the Samyang and Rokinon versions for a different price ($529 vs $549). From my understanding there is no difference though. Does one "brand" have better quality? Thoughts?

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http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …non_24mm_f_1_4_​ED_AS.html (external link)


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Mar 02, 2015 18:53 |  #2078

I wanted to venture out to different places at the beach, but the high winds and cold temps put me back at the lighthouse. Here's one from early saturday morning, you can tell the stitching on the lighthouse isn't the best.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rpoA​vC  (external link) Bodie Island Lighthouse - Milky Way 85mm Stitch (external link) by Notquitesure (external link), on Flickr

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Mar 02, 2015 19:00 |  #2079

toad8787 wrote in post #17457391 (external link)
Hey. I'm looking at buying the Samyang/Rokinon 24mm 1.4 from B+H shortly, but I noticed that they have both the Samyang and Rokinon versions for a different price ($529 vs $549). From my understanding there is no difference though. Does one "brand" have better quality? Thoughts?

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …4_ED_AS.html/pr​m/alsVwDtl (external link)

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …non_24mm_f_1_4_​ED_AS.html (external link)


There are at least 6 more names, under which the same exact nice glass is sold and all are made by Samyang of S.Korea, under different order names. There is absolutely no difference between anyone and if any person tried to convinced you to the country, you may also notice he/she, is trying to sell that one to you too, or owns with a pinch of more than usual ego...

Have fun (Though from bottom of my heart I am feeling sorry that your are not going to buy 14mm F2.8, but then non of my business).


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Mar 03, 2015 03:39 |  #2080

^ still love that lighthouse :) nearlest lighthouse to me is about 3-4 hours drive, and it's not that great :(

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Mar 03, 2015 09:15 as a reply to  @ NCHANT's post |  #2081

Thanks! That site keeps you out of the wind and much more importantly the sand. My 14mm has taken a beating the last year, even with rain covers the sand still finds a way.

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The top photo is a single image and the second pic is an 11 image stitch. I was trying to mimic the light rays from the single image in the stitch picture but it didn't quite work.

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Mar 03, 2015 09:26 as a reply to  @ samsen's post |  #2082

Yeah it wasn't an easy decision and I'll likely get the 14mm at some point as well. Thanks for the info!


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Mar 03, 2015 10:29 |  #2083

Notquitesure wrote in post #17458394 (external link)
Thanks! That site keeps you out of the wind and much more importantly the sand. My 14mm has taken a beating the last year, even with rain covers the sand still finds a way.

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The top photo is a single image and the second pic is an 11 image stitch. I was trying to mimic the light rays from the single image in the stitch picture but it didn't quite work.


It STILL freaks me out how you get those light rays in a single image from a moving lighthouse. :oops:

Does the light in the house rotate like typical lighthouses?


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Mar 03, 2015 10:50 as a reply to  @ ptcanon3ti's post |  #2084

The light isn't a constant rotating light. It has a fresnel lens that lights up twice in a given 30 second period.


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Mar 03, 2015 11:07 |  #2085

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17458509 (external link)
It STILL freaks me out how you get those light rays in a single image from a moving lighthouse. :oops:

Does the light in the house rotate like typical lighthouses?

The lens does, so it looks like the light does. Getting those rays is easy if the light is bright enough.


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