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« on: August 22, 2014, 05:40:04 PM »
A couple of my favorites

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 19, 2014, 10:19:39 AM »
I really didn't do this one justice, but thought every one here would enjoy it. Looked like a rain out so I wasn't expecting anything and of course the best things happen when least prepared. By the time I retrieved the camera it was fading fast, so just a few quick shots . This is probably 1/3 the intensity that it started at, I am not very good at color adjustment the red was actually much deeper than it came out.

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 18, 2014, 01:52:55 PM »
Thanks Click and Candyman. This one was almost cheating, if the storms hold off you knew it would happen. Just a matter of not blowing it, which I am more than capable of doing. ::)

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 18, 2014, 11:39:03 AM »
From my backyard, not really very interesting ( or pretty) , but the sky really caught fire. 4 shot pano I really wish I had taken more

EOS Bodies / Re: SL1 as a "travel" body
« on: August 13, 2014, 01:45:02 PM »
I always thought the SL-1 looked interesting for use on a telescope with its low weight. How is the iso performance ? I use the 5DmIII for wide field but still use the 40D when I need to get closer ( and lighter), and it stinks above iso 800.

Software & Accessories / Re: Help..
« on: July 22, 2014, 01:26:00 PM »
try updating it thru the EOS utility. That way you can bypass the card.

Photography Technique / Re: Shoot from the rearend of the subjects.
« on: July 18, 2014, 12:15:40 PM »
It was raining and he looked tired

This is the best I have so far. I built a rail but this one was done with DSLR Controller. Still has a few artifacts but I  think some more playing with both processing and shooting parameters I'll get there eventually.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:22:06 AM »
A recent picture of Richmond Castle in the Yorkshire Dales, Northern England.

5DII + 28/1.8 @ about f5.6

Now that's one I would like to have on my wall.

Photography Technique / Re: Help: lightning photography?
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:19:02 AM »
I use a detector. I tried several and this one works best . Mine is one of their prototypes, but I assume the new ones work as well. Really makes it simple, set the camera up where it is protected, then get somewhere where you are safe. Nothing bets a good lightning storm.  :)

Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: July 17, 2014, 03:07:09 PM »
 Thanks traingineer,
           I have alot of projects planed for this combo ( 5DIII and 300) , My favoite night sky is now though January.

Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: July 16, 2014, 05:48:38 PM »
Thanks Click, I really enjoyed getting out to take this.

Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: July 16, 2014, 04:20:54 PM »
 Thanks Jrista for starting this thread it made finally get started setting my stuff back up. I haven't set my mount up in 4 years, moved and a permanent setup has always been on the to do list (but at the bottom). The long 4th weekend gave me time to unpack and setup temporally to tryout were I might want a permanent mounting. This is a wide field (about 75% crop) of the area around the Trfid and Lagoon nebulae. This is about the southern edge of my usable sky were I have it now. 84 frames at 800 iso, 30sec , 300 2.8l is , 5DIII, on an Atlus EQ-G processed with Images Plus. Alignment needs work but it has mostly been cloudy since.

Landscape / Re: jrista et al, Why Astrophotography?
« on: July 16, 2014, 03:58:44 PM »
  Boy am I feeling old.. Astrophotography was the first thing that interested me.  I bought an OM-1, had a 12.5" reflector made, and bought a Bill Schaefer mount. Used to cook my film myself.

  I am so behind times, it is amazing how technology has taken over. I got into computers when analog to digital was coming into play. Writing software for machines.

  I still have all my old equipment. Is there a way to computerize the old Schaefer mount. It has an old drive corrector that works. But, it is ancient.
  Been thinking about having the mirror re-coated on the reflector, and playing around with it some.


 Scott Rosen might be able to help you with your mount. His site says he has put steppers on his Schaefer.

If your willing to do a little surgery, you could wire the push button circuit to a sync cord and trigger the remote camera that way.   

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