OK, so Saturday night I was up at my family's cabin in Breckenridge CO for a relaxing weekend away from the city. I almost always do some star trails when I'm up there and so after a few cocktails (more than a few) I took the camera out and set up a shot. Right after we started shooting my brother noticed how bright the milky way was. After a few test shots I realized that I coud get amazing shots of it Straight from camera!
. I threw my new baby into high noise reduction mode and then shot at f2.8 (14mm prime), 30 sec, 8000ISO
. I was able to get great stuff, with star/galaxy detail I had never seen before and with little to no noise (since it was a 30 sec exp, and a bit windy everything was going to be a bit blurry anyhow, so noise reduction loss of sharpness was of little worry). This is a JPEG straight from camera!
Ok, not exactly fully straight from camera, I did a tiny contrast and sharpness adjustment, but that is all. It was hard to sit still for 30 seconds with a few drinks in the veins and the wind blowing, but we tried pretty hard (note the blurriness).... I'l post some of the other amazing shots I got, including a star trail and a time-lapse, but this unconventional portrait was just too cool for me not to show you guys/gals...Hold Still
, on Flickr