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Mar 19, 2015 04:18 as a reply to  @ post 17480313 |  #2131

Are you from Oregon? Im in Vancouver, WA / Portland, OR area. Im having a hard time finding dark enough places for as amazing pictures as you guys take. But don't get the best time off from work either. Im thinking merwin lake in battleground, wa should be nice and dark enough, haha.


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Mar 19, 2015 05:16 |  #2132

Jimmyz0rz wrote in post #17481735 (external link)
Are you from Oregon? Im in Vancouver, WA / Portland, OR area. Im having a hard time finding dark enough places for as amazing pictures as you guys take. But don't get the best time off from work either. Im thinking merwin lake in battleground, wa should be nice and dark enough, haha.

Both states have plenty of extremely dark skies. As you're near Portland, that means you're not far from the Mt. Hood area. There are a number of easily accessible lakes that provide perfect places for milky way shots. I myself am heading to Lost Lake in May.

Here's a couple of my my favourites (not taken by me):

https://www.flickr.com …34/in/faves-danialsturge/ (external link)
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Mar 19, 2015 05:17 as a reply to  @ danialsturge's post |  #2133

I thought mt hood was always lit up for the night skiers?


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Mar 19, 2015 05:23 |  #2134

Jimmyz0rz wrote in post #17481759 (external link)
I thought mt hood was always lit up for the night skiers?

It is on the south side, but it's dark on the north. For example, if you went to trillium lake which looks north (not great for milky way shots though, great for northern lights if they come that far south) then it can be lit up.

For example: https://www.flickr.com …/in/set-72157605808295943 (external link)

But even then, it's not a huge amount and can actually add to a photo.


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Mar 19, 2015 09:20 |  #2135

A couple from Norway. Being so far north it's not the best place to photograph the Milky Way, but we make due with what we got :-)

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Mar 19, 2015 09:38 |  #2136

sykkelthor wrote in post #17481940 (external link)
..but we make due with what we got :-)

Ha, I'd say you absolutely made the best of it. Great pictures, especially that first one.


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Mar 19, 2015 15:35 |  #2137

VS3800 wrote in post #17481492 (external link)
:)

Exif data is kept on all my shots and can be seen on the Flickr link? But it doesn't show the aperture which was ƒ3.5.

To 'bring' out the details, you need to capture them well when shooting? So dark skies, fast sharp lens and a camera that can handle the high ISO noise well – although not as important as the lens as my 600D still performs very well. Editing is the easy part, just mainly contrast/clarity adjustments :)
Thanks dude! I thought there may have been some luminosity masks going on but obviously not :)
My 5d 16-35 2.8 combo gets plenty of exposure at 2.8 30 secs iso 6400 but still don't have the colour and detail of yours.. I'm across the ditch from you (hobart) so we're blessed with dark skies too! I'll keep trying anyway!
What lense was that anyway? Couldn't see it in the exif

Ah a neighbour :) a friend of mine just came back from Tazzie and got some amazing Aurora shots from last weekend!

I use a Samyang 24mm ƒ1.4 and 14mm ƒ2.8 lens for my night-caps, mostly the 24mm though as it's awesome :)


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Mar 19, 2015 15:51 as a reply to  @ NCHANT's post |  #2138

You guys really lucked out on the 17th, crazy show, I got it on the 18th but still loads of cloud about!
Love your work anyway, do you have a fb page to follow?




  
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Mar 19, 2015 21:48 |  #2139

VS3800 wrote in post #17482517 (external link)
............, do you have a fb page to follow?

yeah ... look at the bottom of his post ;)

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Mar 20, 2015 15:37 |  #2140

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Mar 20, 2015 20:53 |  #2141

Caught my first ever glimpse of the northern lights tonight, well happy! (Is that the milky way on the left?)

Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

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Mar 20, 2015 21:53 |  #2142

xpfloyd wrote in post #17484628 (external link)
Caught my first ever glimpse of the northern lights tonight, well happy! (Is that the milky way on the left?)

Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

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Very nice capture ! Yes that is the MW on the far left of the image . Nice catch .




  
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Mar 21, 2015 14:26 |  #2143

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Mar 21, 2015 17:06 |  #2144

xpfloyd wrote in post #17484628 (external link)
Caught my first ever glimpse of the northern lights tonight, well happy! (Is that the milky way on the left?)

Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

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Very nice Eddie!


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Mar 21, 2015 18:19 |  #2145

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Very nice Eddie!

Thanks john. I still feel giddy about the fact I saw it!


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