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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2013, 03:56:51 AM »
can you get a new family?

I want to visit some place pretty.  But the family prefers cities with things to do.
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« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2013, 03:58:41 AM »
Awesome.

I tried to get some meteors tonight and really just practiced.  I tried a number of settings and didn't even come close.  Great job.

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More Milky Way

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2013, 04:03:50 AM »
Very nice.

I assume off camera flash for the arch?

Excellent use of foreground.

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2013, 04:08:46 AM »
I have actually seen it that way with the naked eye- I was in Tanzania, Ngorongoro crater.  It was stunning.  And no, I didn't take any pics- big mistake.  Went back second time and almost no stars-clouds and rain.  Big mistake.

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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).
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2013, 04:16:14 AM »
True.

Cones sense color
Rods sense light

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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 #35 on: August 11, 2013, 07:30:14 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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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2013, 10:23:33 AM »
can you get a new family?

I want to visit some place pretty.  But the family prefers cities with things to do.
I can, but I have already invested a good deal of time in this one.
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2013, 11:18:03 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.

You can get Google Sky Map for Android phones for example ... helps when you are not used to it and when it is not really dark (other light noise around)
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« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2013, 11:30:54 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.

You can get Google Sky Map for Android phones for example ... helps when you are not used to it and when it is not really dark (other light noise around)

I have two of the programs for my phone... A while back, it didn't recognize the name, Polaris.  So that didn't help.  Maybe it has since been updated, but I don't think I use that one anymore. 

The other program recognized polaris, but it wouldn't direct me to it.  I'll keep playing with it.
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« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2013, 11:58:56 AM »
Here's a Milky Way photograph, three RAWs stitched together (angle: lower part 45°, middle 90°, upper ca. 150°, milky way from southwest-northeast. ISO 5000 sec. Lots of light pollution.

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2013, 12:35:20 PM »
Living in western new york it is not easy to find places free of light pollution.  I've checked the light pollution maps and yup, pretty much the whole north east is a big blob of light except for a few areas along lake Ontario, lake erie, and the upstate region between albany and plattburg.  That said, I've had some luck both inside the city and south and north.
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2013, 03:55:32 PM »
Living in western new york it is not easy to find places free of light pollution.  I've checked the light pollution maps and yup, pretty much the whole north east is a big blob of light except for a few areas along lake Ontario, lake erie, and the upstate region between albany and plattburg.  That said, I've had some luck both inside the city and south and north. mg

 light pollution maps....  I'm going to do a  Google search,  but do you have one site you prefer?
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2013, 04:00:59 PM »
Living in western new york it is not easy to find places free of light pollution.  I've checked the light pollution maps and yup, pretty much the whole north east is a big blob of light except for a few areas along lake Ontario, lake erie, and the upstate region between albany and plattburg.  That said, I've had some luck both inside the city and south and north. mg

 light pollution maps....  I'm going to do a  Google search,  but do you have one site you prefer?

that's all i did, google search...not sure what the best one is though...all the ones i saw though showed a ton of light action in the whole northeast...with little pockets here and there.  tough thing too is with the best spots being so far away, you kind of have to make it a full day adventure - the few times i have just gone out at night fell into the trap of...great...it's dark, i don't know where I'm going....lol
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« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2013, 05:15:31 PM »
Living in western new york it is not easy to find places free of light pollution.  I've checked the light pollution maps and yup, pretty much the whole north east is a big blob of light except for a few areas along lake Ontario, lake erie, and the upstate region between albany and plattburg.  That said, I've had some luck both inside the city and south and north. mg

 light pollution maps....  I'm going to do a  Google search,  but do you have one site you prefer?

that's all i did, google search...not sure what the best one is though...all the ones i saw though showed a ton of light action in the whole northeast...with little pockets here and there.  tough thing too is with the best spots being so far away, you kind of have to make it a full day adventure - the few times i have just gone out at night fell into the trap of...great...it's dark, i don't know where I'm going....lol

I  did some night shooting last night.  I  knew I  wanted to do some shots in a corn fields and I  came away with some solid shots.  I was thinking that I might just drive twenty miles north and see what happens...  but I  was  either sleepy or lazy and just went home. 
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2013, 09:13:38 AM »
Just passing through....

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