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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2013, 08:02:17 PM »
Milky Way over the Delicate Arch - Arches National Park - Moab, Utah

You can see more pics from my road trip at http://www.buonophotography.com/p739655009


I can probably download it and see if it is in the meta data, but I'm lazy.  What shutter speed, aperture, focal length, if you don't mind. 

If I were to guess I'd say, 24mm, 1/30th shutterspeed (before star trails kick in), side flash lighting of the arch, and an iso of 3200... with grain clean up in post. 
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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2013, 08:04:53 PM »
I love those shots with the Milky Way.  I have seen some stunning photos like that, but I have never seen the Milky Way like that myself.  Does it look that way to the naked eye, or is it only in the photos that it comes out.

(Sorry to post such a naive question, but I really want to learn how to do this).

Too many of us live in cities or near cities where light pollution is rampant.  I think you see star like this when you are out in the ocean (not a cruise because they light the walkways) or out in a national park where it a city is over 50+ miles away.

I think it does look like this to the naked eye, but you have to wait a while for your "night vision" to kick in.  There are a very specialized set of rods in your eye that are specifically designed to see in near pitch black and that takes a while to work.
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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2013, 10:39:02 PM »
Milky Way over the Delicate Arch - Arches National Park - Moab, Utah

You can see more pics from my road trip at http://www.buonophotography.com/p739655009


I can probably download it and see if it is in the meta data, but I'm lazy.  What shutter speed, aperture, focal length, if you don't mind. 

If I were to guess I'd say, 24mm, 1/30th shutterspeed (before star trails kick in), side flash lighting of the arch, and an iso of 3200... with grain clean up in post.



Shot settings -- ISO 6400, 17mm, f4 (wide open), 20 seconds.  Would have shot at 3200 if I had f2.8 lens.  Also, grain cleaned up in post, some clarity to bring out the Milky Way and turned down greens in horizon line (all in Lightroom).  As for star trails, there is a formula to avoid -- rule is divide 500 by 35mm (equivalent) of focal length.  So with my full frame sensor shot -- shutter length cannot exceed 500/17 or 29 seconds.
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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2013, 10:40:25 PM »
I love those shots with the Milky Way.  I have seen some stunning photos like that, but I have never seen the Milky Way like that myself.  Does it look that way to the naked eye, or is it only in the photos that it comes out.

(Sorry to post such a naive question, but I really want to learn how to do this).

The Milky Way really looks like that in person (just need very dark, out in nowhere area, to avoid city lights).  Look at post above to see settings for taking pic and avoiding star trails.
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2013, 10:48:35 PM »
Milky Way over the Delicate Arch - Arches National Park - Moab, Utah

You can see more pics from my road trip at http://www.buonophotography.com/p739655009


I can probably download it and see if it is in the meta data, but I'm lazy.  What shutter speed, aperture, focal length, if you don't mind. 

If I were to guess I'd say, 24mm, 1/30th shutterspeed (before star trails kick in), side flash lighting of the arch, and an iso of 3200... with grain clean up in post.



Shot settings -- ISO 6400, 17mm, f4 (wide open), 20 seconds.  Would have shot at 3200 if I had f2.8 lens.  Also, grain cleaned up in post, some clarity to bring out the Milky Way and turned down greens in horizon line (all in Lightroom).  As for star trails, there is a formula to avoid -- rule is divide 500 by 35mm (equivalent) of focal length.  So with my full frame sensor shot -- shutter length cannot exceed 500/17 or 29 seconds.


I'm not even drunk.  I'm meant 30 seconds... not sure why I put 1/30. 
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2013, 11:31:58 PM »
Milky Way over the Delicate Arch - Arches National Park - Moab, Utah

You can see more pics from my road trip at http://www.buonophotography.com/p739655009

Nice pic. Love the arch :)

I love those shots with the Milky Way.  I have seen some stunning photos like that, but I have never seen the Milky Way like that myself.  Does it look that way to the naked eye, or is it only in the photos that it comes out.

(Sorry to post such a naive question, but I really want to learn how to do this).

To a point, you can see the milkyway. But the eye is less sensitive to colour (in faint light). In a dark environment, like this location in the pic, you can see the structure of the milkyway, but the detail and colour will come up better in a photograph.
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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2013, 12:39:38 AM »
Very nice

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« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2013, 07:54:48 PM »
a few of mine from a recent trip to the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

didnt have a tripod so used a beanbag from the B&B owners garden
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« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2013, 09:25:22 PM »
I want to visit some place pretty.  But the family prefers cities with things to do. 
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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2013, 12:09:14 AM »
a few of mine from a recent trip to the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

didnt have a tripod so used a beanbag from the B&B owners garden
Nice. Like the clouds on the horizon of the first pic. What lens did you use?
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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2013, 02:00:07 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2013, 12:06:58 AM »
Here are a couple from a trip to glacier national park last month.


Stars by cbecklund, on Flickr


Milky Way by cbecklund, on Flickr
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2013, 01:08:36 AM »
I know this isn't my best... but for all the pollution in the air (light and air), I'm kinda pleased with myself.
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« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2013, 01:28:05 AM »
To me, the milky way is a high, faint, linear - looking cloud. Just visible enough to know where to compose. There are some good iphone/ipad apps that wil help point it out and describe what you're seeing.
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« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2013, 01:31:29 AM »
I want to do some star trails, but I don't trust my wired shutter release... so I'm putting that on the back burner.  I wish I could just look up and see the north star... but they all look like as far as I'm concerned.
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