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Jack Douglas

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #105 on: March 11, 2014, 02:21:50 AM »
Well it took a while but finally a reasonably clear sky.  I set up the iOptron sky tracker as best I could and took some shots with 300 X1.4.  ISO 640 F9  30 sec.  Being totally new to this I don't have a clue from any perspective.  I don't know my stars or anything! :(

Is there anything to be gleaned from this sample shot.  I have a timer/remote release on order so I'm guessing that pressing the shutter has affected the shot??  Any suggestions anyone? 

I know this little unit is not made for the 300 II but with a smooth gimble and care things were pretty stable.  A little tricky to get Polaris right but I'm guessing I did based on minimal trails, or is 30 sec too low to show that??

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« Reply #105 on: March 11, 2014, 02:21:50 AM »

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #106 on: March 24, 2014, 03:19:05 PM »
My first attempt at photographing the milky way.  Taken last June along Antelope Flats in GTNP.  Afraid I do not have a fast enough wide angle lens to really get some detail in the sky.  I do have the nifty fifty and might give it a try this summer.  Just have to walk backwards a bit.  Need more practice at this!
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« Reply #107 on: March 24, 2014, 07:52:17 PM »
wildlifeandmore, that ranks up there with what I'd love to try.  Very appealing!

If I could just figure out how to move the mountains 300 miles closer.

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #108 on: March 24, 2014, 08:44:32 PM »
Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #109 on: March 24, 2014, 09:51:50 PM »
Zion National Park.  The Watchman stands near the entrance to the park above the town of Springdale which lends its lights the the mountain. 4:30am,  6D. 30 sec, f4.5, ISO400, 28mm (24-105)

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #110 on: March 26, 2014, 11:03:39 AM »
wildlifeandmore, that ranks up there with what I'd love to try.  Very appealing!

If I could just figure out how to move the mountains 300 miles closer.

Jack
Thanks Jack.  Wish I could help with moving them for you.  Might be worth a drive someday?
Wondering if you of anyone else knows of a good lighting source for night photos to light up a relatively close foreground subject?  Flash seems too hot and gives an odd hue.  Need something to give an even spread of light for the frame.

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #111 on: March 26, 2014, 11:26:00 AM »
wildlifeandmore, that ranks up there with what I'd love to try.  Very appealing!

If I could just figure out how to move the mountains 300 miles closer.

Jack
Thanks Jack.  Wish I could help with moving them for you.  Might be worth a drive someday?
Wondering if you of anyone else knows of a good lighting source for night photos to light up a relatively close foreground subject?  Flash seems too hot and gives an odd hue.  Need something to give an even spread of light for the frame.

I've used my phone for close up foreground objects.  My one flashlight has a function where I can choose the lcd as a flash light and I can make the color red, green, blue, etc.  The lcd light doesn't reflect harshly and it adds a little subtle color/light to the foreground...

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« Reply #111 on: March 26, 2014, 11:26:00 AM »

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #112 on: March 26, 2014, 03:39:15 PM »
My first attempt at photographing the milky way.  Taken last June along Antelope Flats in GTNP.  Afraid I do not have a fast enough wide angle lens to really get some detail in the sky.  I do have the nifty fifty and might give it a try this summer.  Just have to walk backwards a bit.  Need more practice at this!
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Lovely shot.  8)  Well done.

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #113 on: March 26, 2014, 04:42:40 PM »
Zion National Park.  The Watchman stands near the entrance to the park above the town of Springdale which lends its lights the the mountain. 4:30am,  6D. 30 sec, f4.5, ISO400, 28mm (24-105)

Beautiful shot.

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #114 on: March 26, 2014, 04:46:00 PM »
Zion National Park.  The Watchman stands near the entrance to the park above the town of Springdale which lends its lights the the mountain. 4:30am,  6D. 30 sec, f4.5, ISO400, 28mm (24-105)

Great light. It's beautiful.

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« Reply #115 on: March 26, 2014, 05:13:26 PM »
Zion National Park.  The Watchman stands near the entrance to the park above the town of Springdale which lends its lights the the mountain. 4:30am,  6D. 30 sec, f4.5, ISO400, 28mm (24-105)
Wow, stunning pic.
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #116 on: March 26, 2014, 05:46:00 PM »
Ohakune, New Zealand from September 5th 2013.


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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #117 on: March 26, 2014, 08:03:20 PM »
Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #118 on: March 26, 2014, 08:15:58 PM »
Ohakune, New Zealand from September 5th 2013.


Nicely done.

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Re: Stars above.
« Reply #119 on: March 26, 2014, 09:16:58 PM »
All shots are very nice - thanks.  :)

I've wondered about using my LED macro ring light for forground.  It has variable output. Still to cold to be doing much outside!!

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