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mikekx102 said:
These are my favourites :)

All shot with a 6D and 24mm F1.4L II

It looks like many people are getting fantastic results with the Rokinon 14mm - that may have to be my next lens.

Beautiful series. I especially like the first and 3rd pictures.

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TheJock

Location: Dubai
Oct 10, 2013
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Hi guys,

In preparation for my first ever Milky Way skyscape photo shoot on the 15th August (next new moon) I wanted to ask a question about the post processing situation.
I have Elements 11 and wondered if there is a similar “dehaze” function as found in other Adobe software? I am a complete noob with Photoshop although I have had it for over 1 year, but want to know how to bring out the best in my Milky Way shots.
I will use the Cokin ND grad to help with light pollution in the foreground (up to the horizon, which will most likely be the bottom ¼ or 1/3rd of the image.
Any ideas, links or suggestions on how to get the best results in post will be very gratefully appreciated.
I will be using both my 5DIII with a 24-105L and my 70D with a Sigma 10-20.

Many thanks in advance :)
 

telemaq76

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Jan 16, 2014
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yellowstone has probably one the best sky for milky way. Here is one picture taken in one single shot, no stacking, just one single shot with a 50 1.4..8 seconds

 

TheJock

Location: Dubai
Oct 10, 2013
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My first attempt at a Milky Way shot.
I used my wife's car to add to the foreground as it's so flat and boring out here, I was using a 5DIII + 16-35L
ISO 1600, 1/30th, f2.8. I PP'd with Elements 12 as that's all I have, I used the wand on the foreground and car, then I adjusted the colour, brightness and contrast in the sky, which caused some vignetting. I really need to educate myself with how to use Elements!!!
 

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Chisox2335

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While taking Milky Way photos I captured a Perseid meteor as well.

Canon 6d, rokinon 14mm f2.8 @ 2.8, ISO 3200 20 seconds
 

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Chisox2335 said:
While taking Milky Way photos I captured a Perseid meteor as well.

Canon 6d, rokinon 14mm f2.8 @ 2.8, ISO 3200 20 seconds

Lovely shot. Well done.
 

davet4

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Dec 5, 2012
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I finally managed to get some shots of the Milkyway, i must admit the fore ground is not too great and on the third picture someone switched on a light but overall i am happy. These were taken with a 5DmkIII, 24-105mm, set at 24mm, 30sec, F4, and ISO 4000. Even though i was at 24mm i think s super wide would have been better. Feel free to comment, any suggested improvements welcome
 

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CanonFanBoy said:
11/07/2015

Canon 5D Mark III and Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

30 seconds, ISO 1600, f/2.8

Exposure is a bit too long. The stars are starting to trail.
Awesome. Nicely done.
 

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davet4 said:
I finally managed to get some shots of the Milkyway, i must admit the fore ground is not too great and on the third picture someone switched on a light but overall i am happy. These were taken with a 5DmkIII, 24-105mm, set at 24mm, 30sec, F4, and ISO 4000. Even though i was at 24mm i think s super wide would have been better. Feel free to comment, any suggested improvements welcome

Nice series. I especially like the 2nd picture.
 

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telemaq76 said:
Milky way with 50 1.4 art series, 1dx and ioptron skytracker for the sky
3 minutes exposures, iso-1250 f3.2

Beautiful. Well done, telemaq76.
 

Mr Bean

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Sep 15, 2012
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While strictly not a still image, it did take 290 stills to make the following movie :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l66Lym_EwyY

P.S. It looks better as HD