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1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« on: December 14, 2012, 09:28:20 PM »
Last night I shot a 6 hour time-lapse on the summit of the highest peak in the east. My 1DX turned white with ice and snow, but kept clicking all night long. Hope you enjoy the clip.

Link: https://vimeo.com/55635735

Here is a single image from the sequence:


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1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« on: December 14, 2012, 09:28:20 PM »

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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 09:51:33 PM »
nice

but im curious.. how did you keep the lens from icing up?

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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 11:14:45 PM »
The back of the camera was facing into the wind, and I got lucky. I was assuming it would slowly ice over and create a frosted effect. There also wasn't too much moisture in the air, so that definitely helped. Most of the icing happened on the top and back of the body, and the lens barrel turned white. I had the camera out in the cold for an hour before I started shooting to keep the lens from fogging up as well.

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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 11:21:00 PM »
Very nice.... What remote trigger did you use?

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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 03:20:22 AM »
How did you get that aliasing on the building? Is it sharpening when changing image size?
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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 04:21:14 AM »
Very cool.  I would love to learn how to do this one day.  How many shots did you have to take and what was the interval between each shot?  Also if you don't mind me asking I would love to know what settings you used on the camera to take the shots?  Every time I attempt something like this I either get the stars starting to turn into trails (to long of shutter) or the stars just not showing up (to short a shutter or to low an iso?).  I realize you may not want to give away your secrets but any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 05:18:17 AM »
How did you get that aliasing on the building? Is it sharpening when changing image size?

Sizing down an image adds "anti aliasing" basically. Sharpening counteracts that. Still wondering what u actually mean. If you get jagged edges in your photos maybe ur method of resizing or sharpening is just not good.

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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 05:18:17 AM »

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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2012, 06:52:44 AM »
Very cool.  What were the settings?  How many photos per minute?

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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2012, 08:09:05 AM »
The exposures were 20 seconds long at F4.5 (you can see a little movement in the stars due to the long exposure). There was no delay between shots. I was using the TC-80N3 to control the shutter. This was just a quick edit while I am on the road, so I didnt take the time to make it perfect, just wanted to show what I've been shooting. This sequence is part of a time-lapse project that I've been working on for the past year.
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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2012, 09:20:09 AM »

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The file name says Mt. Washington. The highest in the east is Mt. Mitchell.

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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2012, 09:37:10 AM »
Thanks, you're correct. I should have said North East.

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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2012, 09:41:04 AM »
The exposures were 20 seconds long at F4.5 (you can see a little movement in the stars due to the long exposure). There was no delay between shots. I was using the TC-80N3 to control the shutter. This was just a quick edit while I am on the road, so I didnt take the time to make it perfect, just wanted to show what I've been shooting. This sequence is part of a time-lapse project that I've been working on for the past year.
Thanks for watching!


Thanks for the additional info.  I can't wait to give this another attempt myself and more importantly see your finished product.  :)  Good luck on it as a year is a long time to be working on something.
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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2012, 09:42:06 AM »
Very nice!
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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2012, 11:54:43 AM »
I've been reading some very good astrophotography hints from this website:
http://www.astropix.com/HTML/I_ASTROP/TOC_AP.HTM

I managed to take some basic moon astro pictures, but nothing serious yet. Equipment is ready, but my mental state not yet  ???

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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2012, 12:01:02 PM »
Last night I shot a 6 hour time-lapse on the summit of the highest peak in the east. My 1DX turned white with ice and snow, but kept clicking all night long. Hope you enjoy the clip.

Link: https://vimeo.com/55635735

Here is a single image from the sequence:

Beautiful piece of photography !

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Re: 1DX- coated in ice, nice and white, and still clicking
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2012, 12:01:02 PM »