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Feb 26, 2018 17:01 |  #3961

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Nice shot, so do you use the app for noise reduction or for long exposure simulation? I think you mentioned the beach so I'm assuming the latter. Does the app do nose reduction similar to median stacking in PS?

You said you got 16 shots but also say you will try again for a clean foreground? I'm just trying to see if I should use the app, I already have it, but do stacking in PS. Thanks

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I was aiming for noise reduction and being able to bring a lot more detail out in the foreground. The single shot of the milky way I took, the foreground is just black. I've never done the stacking in PS, but really like the SR method. I need to trial and error a little more and keep trying.

I do use the SR app for long exposure simulation instead of my filters too.


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Feb 26, 2018 17:11 |  #3962

gaabnz wrote in post #18572968 (external link)
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I was aiming for noise reduction and being able to bring a lot more detail out in the foreground. The single shot of the milky way I took, the foreground is just black. I've never done the stacking in PS, but really like the SR method. I need to trial and error a little more and keep trying.

I do use the SR app for long exposure simulation instead of my filters too.

Thanks, I'll have to try that one day. What was your ISO, shutter speed, and aperture? Sorry if I missed it the first time


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Feb 26, 2018 18:37 |  #3963

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Thanks, I'll have to try that one day. What was your ISO, shutter speed, and aperture? Sorry if I missed it the first time

f2.8 iso 3200 15 seconds for the milky way and f2.8 iso 1000 30 seconds x 16 SR shots for the foreground


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Feb 26, 2018 18:40 |  #3964

gaabnz wrote in post #18573047 (external link)
f2.8 iso 3200 15 seconds for the milky way and f2.8 iso 1000 30 seconds x 16 SR shots for the foreground

How clean was the foreground after that?


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Feb 26, 2018 18:55 as a reply to  @ TRhoads's post |  #3965

Thats the foreground in the shot I posted. I blended the milky way onto it.

Took the shots at the same time and location for the blend.


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Mar 06, 2018 19:30 |  #3966

This photo is taken from a place called gulling top which is at nearly 11,000 feet. This was our first camping site for night on our way to Kuari pass summit in North of India. What I am happy about is not the output of this photo but the fact that I woke up at 4 am and braved - 8 Celsius temperature ☺️ to capture this milky way


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Mar 06, 2018 20:18 |  #3967

These are the best. Way beyond my talent level at this point with the editing, etc.




  
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Mar 06, 2018 20:27 |  #3968

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This photo is taken from a place called gulling top which is at nearly 11,000 feet. This was our first camping site for night on our way to Kuari pass summit in North of India. What I am happy about is not the output of this photo but the fact that I woke up at 4 am and braved - 8 Celsius temperature ☺️ to capture this milky way


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cool shot, but looks like you have focused better on the trees and tents, rather than the milky way. Too long an exposure too making star trails?


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Mar 07, 2018 00:32 |  #3969

gaabnz wrote in post #18579334 (external link)
cool shot, but looks like you have focused better on the trees and tents, rather than the milky way. Too long an exposure too making star trails?

The important part is just taking it in.... I've been there in those freezing moments trying to setup a night shot after sleeping or an evening of partyin... Learned to setup the camera beforehand, get everything all prefocused, cover the camera well, then go for it later.




  
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Mar 07, 2018 01:43 as a reply to  @ markesc's post |  #3970

Thanks Markesc and gaabnz for your comments.

I didn't keep the settings ready before moving out of tent. Once I went out, my hands were freezing to even change any setting.

I took shot at 30 sec exposure. I wanted to take few more shots at different settings but weather didn't allow. It was windy too.




  
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Mar 07, 2018 02:46 |  #3971

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Thanks Markesc and gaabnz for your comments.

I didn't keep the settings ready before moving out of tent. Once I went out, my hands were freezing to even change any setting.

I took shot at 30 sec exposure. I wanted to take few more shots at different settings but weather didn't allow. It was windy too.

Its great fun just being out and I find it very relaxing.

Try prefocusing your lens during the day on something way in the distance if you don't have an infinity mark to start from and tape it in place. Depending on lens and camera you are using, start dropping the exposure time to stop the star movement and find the sweet spot that works for you :)

You got some great colour going on in the core with your edit.


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Mar 07, 2018 05:58 as a reply to  @ gaabnz's post |  #3972

Thanks for the tip. Will try it out next time. I used canon 80D with 18 135 lens. Shot at 18 mm




  
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Mar 08, 2018 10:27 |  #3973

Got out to the Mohave National Preserve, not super clear but picked up a bit of the winter Milky Way, Orion and Canis Major.
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Mar 15, 2018 23:50 |  #3974

This is what happens when you never find your keys

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Mar 16, 2018 16:40 |  #3975

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This is what happens when you never find your keys

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I think we can all relate to knowing someone who's on the 167th episode of "I can't find my keys" :evil:




  
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