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Sep 07, 2015 10:57 |  #1

Well, this title was a little misleading. Last night I was about to climb into a small Piper Warrior and fly home from a day in Provincetown, Cape Cod. As we walked down the taxiway to the unlit grass parking area where the plane was sitting, we noticed the Milky Way stretching overhead to the horizon. I set my 7D on top of the plane's fuselage and took this shot using a new Tokina 11-16mm. I had no tripod with me, so I simply sat the camera on the camera strap to position it looking at the horizon. The row of little lights on the lower left of the image are the rivets on the fuselage, illuminated by the lights of the airport off in the distance. I'm more than a little satisfied with my very first try at this. As always, C&C welcomed.


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Sep 07, 2015 12:16 |  #2

Amazing shot! I'd be very happy with that as well. Great composition with the airplane in the foreground although without your description I would have been confused about what it was.


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Sep 08, 2015 00:42 |  #3

That is incredibly dope. Like it was already stated, the plane fuselage adds to the photo and makes it unique. Well done!




  
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Sep 08, 2015 22:05 |  #4

BioSci wrote in post #17698127 (external link)
Well, this title was a little misleading. Last night I was about to climb into a small Piper Warrior and fly home from a day in Provincetown, Cape Cod. As we walked down the taxiway to the unlit grass parking area where the plane was sitting,..............​. As always, C&C welcomed.

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That explains the lack of motion that would otherwise have been expected ;-)a

nice pic :) keep up the experimenting :-)

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Sep 11, 2015 02:56 |  #5

BioSci wrote in post #17698127 (external link)
Well, this title was a little misleading. Last night I was about to climb into a small Piper Warrior and fly home from a day in Provincetown, Cape Cod. As we walked down the taxiway to the unlit grass parking area where the plane was sitting, we noticed the Milky Way stretching overhead to the horizon. I set my 7D on top of the plane's fuselage and took this shot using a new Tokina 11-16mm. I had no tripod with me, so I simply sat the camera on the camera strap to position it looking at the horizon. The row of little lights on the lower left of the image are the rivets on the fuselage, illuminated by the lights of the airport off in the distance. I'm more than a little satisfied with my very first try at this. As always, C&C welcomed.


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Very neat.
How do you like the Tokina 11-16mm?
I love mine using my 70D.
btw, your EXIF shows "Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX", I take it you just did not add your new UWA to your lens collection yet.


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Sep 11, 2015 10:56 as a reply to  @ mtbdudex's post |  #6

I really like this 11-16. It's a good match to my EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, extending the focal range without sacrificing speed of the lens. I'm looking forward to doing some real Milky Way photography, not just setting the camera on an airplane and hoping for the best.


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Sep 11, 2015 10:59 |  #7

Very cool. I love that you can see the plane in the foreground.


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