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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #375 on: April 30, 2018, 11:30:10 AM »
something different to what i normally do, a composite with MW and foreground taken couple nights apart and with different focal lengths (but from the same Western Australia road trip that i was just on), mainly because i loved the dead trees in the salt lake when we went through it in WA but was bummed that i wasn't able to get a good MW attempt due to timing/bad weather (and not sure if i'll get to visit WA again anytime soon  :'( ), so decided to have a little fun and get (pretend) a little artsy :P

I love it!  This is probably what it looks closer to the core.

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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #375 on: April 30, 2018, 11:30:10 AM »

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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #376 on: May 01, 2018, 07:49:25 AM »
Stunning picture. Well done, Tony.

something different to what i normally do, a composite with MW and foreground taken couple nights apart and with different focal lengths (but from the same Western Australia road trip that i was just on), mainly because i loved the dead trees in the salt lake when we went through it in WA but was bummed that i wasn't able to get a good MW attempt due to timing/bad weather (and not sure if i'll get to visit WA again anytime soon  :'( ), so decided to have a little fun and get (pretend) a little artsy :P

I love it!  This is probably what it looks closer to the core.

thanks guys :D

the core was taken with a 50mm lens


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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #378 on: May 22, 2018, 09:23:32 PM »
Awesome. Great shot. Well done, basketballfreak6.

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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #379 on: May 22, 2018, 09:25:12 PM »
Awesome. Great shot. Well done, basketballfreak6.

thanks mate!

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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #380 on: May 26, 2018, 04:01:59 PM »
I spent the night here!  8)
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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #381 on: June 22, 2018, 07:41:13 PM »
almost forgot to post this one from my western australia trip couple months ago, taken at Nature's Window in Kalbarri National Park

Milky Way rising over Nature's Window by Tony, on Flickr

side note continuing to love my sigma 14mm art lens, got it basically day 1 and have zero regrets, amazing optics and a joy to use, almost tempted to invest in the exy nisi 150mm filter kit setup that allows the use of a cpl as well for this lens, optically superior to my 16-35L f4 IS (which is a very fine lens in itself) in pretty much every way except for maybe flare resistance (tough with the bulbous front element, but still quite good)

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« Reply #381 on: June 22, 2018, 07:41:13 PM »

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« Reply #382 on: June 22, 2018, 08:09:18 PM »
Awesome. Beautiful picture. Well done, basketballfreak6.

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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #383 on: June 22, 2018, 08:16:46 PM »
Really 'mazing!
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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #384 on: June 23, 2018, 12:09:15 PM »
I agree, really nice images! I really like your color and the glow you give your milky way images, basketballfreak6! Any insight into your processing or tipps on where you got your technique from perhaps?

I gave Astro photography a first try at the end of last year and had two chances to be out during clear nights this year and enjoy it a lot. I find it hard to find a good balance between natural appearance and visual intensity though. I've attached my two favorites so far. One is during the darkest part of the night and the other a large panorama just before the end of astronomical twilight.

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« Reply #385 on: June 23, 2018, 01:15:20 PM »
Beautiful pictures, Joules. I especially like the second one.

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« Reply #386 on: June 23, 2018, 02:06:37 PM »
I second the second!
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Beautiful pictures, Joules. I especially like the second one.

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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #387 on: June 24, 2018, 07:35:29 PM »
Awesome. Beautiful picture. Well done, basketballfreak6.

Really 'mazing!
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I agree, really nice images! I really like your color and the glow you give your milky way images, basketballfreak6! Any insight into your processing or tipps on where you got your technique from perhaps?

thanks guys! Joules in terms of tips, trying to shoot from dark site on a moonless night is a given, exposure wise try to shoot it so the peak of the histogram is around the middle even to the right a bit, it will look overexposed on your lcd but really you're maximising SNR, processing wise nothing fancy, high contrast ("s" shaped tone curve) plus your standard raw processing stuff like saturation noise reduction sharpening etc, i used photoshop to make the stars smaller, couple ways around it you can purchase this astronomy tools action for a decent price which are a set of actions developed by someone or you can do it manually via the minimum filter method

i expose the foreground separately using starlight (some people light paint, some people even get to location early while there are still a bit of light in the sky, whichever works for you) then blend it using photoshop

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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #387 on: June 24, 2018, 07:35:29 PM »

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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #388 on: June 25, 2018, 01:38:32 AM »
I agree, really nice images! I really like your color and the glow you give your milky way images, basketballfreak6! Any insight into your processing or tipps on where you got your technique from perhaps?

I gave Astro photography a first try at the end of last year and had two chances to be out during clear nights this year and enjoy it a lot. I find it hard to find a good balance between natural appearance and visual intensity though. I've attached my two favorites so far. One is during the darkest part of the night and the other a large panorama just before the end of astronomical twilight.
Fabulous!

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Re: Milky Way
« Reply #388 on: June 25, 2018, 01:38:32 AM »