Milky Way

d4mike

EOS T7i
Dec 28, 2014
58
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I love all Milkyway shots.

Here's one I shot last weekend. Little Sable Point lighthouse along Lake Michigan. I wanted to hike to Big Sable Point lighthouse but the state park gestapo threatened me with a ticket and a tow if I left my truck after 10:00pm, even though I had a state park sticker. I think this worked out for the best.
6D
14mm Rokinon f2.8
ISO 3200
WB 3500
25 seconds
 

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d4mike

EOS T7i
Dec 28, 2014
58
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One more.
This was a 15 min star stack facing north (to get Polaris) It was a very humid night, I had a hard time keeping the lens clean between shots.
6D
14mm Rokinon f2.8
WB 3500
ISO 2000
65 24 second exposures and star stacked.
 

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CurtL5

Purchaser of a little, Admirer of a lot
As I was scrolling through these, I had to chuckle since the OP never really opened this up to a community post of everyone's efforts. Still, the floodgates are open and I couldn't resist the opportunity to do the same.

This was a 7-shot pano of 20s f2.8 ISO4000 images using a 16-35 2.8 on a 5DMiii.
Post processed in LR and PS to boost the obvious.

(I was mortified at the number of bad pixels that showed up. Had NO idea I had that many as this was my first adventure into the after-dark realm)

Taken last April in Lake Tahoe...
 

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tpatana

EOS 6D MK II
Nov 1, 2012
1,230
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CurtL5 said:
As I was scrolling through these, I had to chuckle since the OP never really opened this up to a community post of everyone's efforts. Still, the floodgates are open and I couldn't resist the opportunity to do the same.
We're all here to learn from each other, so I'm happy that other people also contributed their pictures and techniques.

Your picture is pretty awesome too. I should go out again, now that I have upgraded some of my gear.
 

TheJock

Location: Dubai
Oct 10, 2013
555
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Dubai
I’m planning a visit out to the desert on the 15th Aug (next new moon) and just wanted some opinions on this little idea.
The area where I’m going is in the middle of nowhere and has a nice manmade lake as a foreground subject, however it has some street lights on a main road (in the distance) due to a desert resort being not too far away.
I was thinking that if I was to use an ND grad upside down in my Cokin filter holder, from the bottom of the frame up to the horizon it would effectively cut out any potential street light noise, I’m not that bothered with the foreground in the shot as I’m looking to shoot the Milky Way, do you think this approach would work, or am I giving myself problems??
Thanks in advance. :)
 

CurtL5

Purchaser of a little, Admirer of a lot
I think that will work just fine. The only possible issue is with the atmosphere itself - sometimes you run into some atmospheric filtering which I'm not sure that there is a way to predict without first-hand knowledge...

The filter idea should be fine though - especially with the soft grad edge.
 

NancyP

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 17, 2013
1,297
14
TS-E lenses' problems would be the aperture - 24mm f/3.5, 17mm f/4. Obviously you would keep the lens at "zero" position (unshifted).
 

Click

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
12,565
1,086
Canada
siegsAR said:
My second attempt at shooting the Milky Way.
I picked this one from a 12 sec. timelapse sequence. Turns out this was the frame w/ the smallest amount of clouds showing.

6D
Samyang 14mm UMC
30s, ISO 6400
Lovely shot, siegsAR. Well done.