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[Theme] Night sky shots
« on: November 11, 2015, 22:48:32 »
Night shots, just not as long as the star trails

Last night  the sky was -  finally -  clear,  a friend an I drove a few kms away from the city




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Re: Night sky shots
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2015, 23:38:26 »
Lovely scenes Armando.

What equipment & settings did you use?

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Re: Night sky shots
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 00:19:29 »
Yes Armando, I want to hear everything to the tiniest detail.
What, where, when, why, how...
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Re: Night sky shots
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 01:33:26 »
This were taken near the town of Amatitan, 50km north of Guadalajara Mexico , 10km south of Tequila

The mountain to the west is called volcan de tequila

25seconds f2.8 iso3200 D800 Sigma15mm fisheye
you can see it has lots of coma

pp in lr and ps, while the milky way was visible high in the sky, near the horizon it needed lots of contrast, clarity and curves adjustment

thanks for commenting
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Re: Night sky shots
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 12:17:23 »
Armando, I just envy you being able to see such a beautiful starry sky in such a vicinity of the city you live!
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Re: Night sky shots
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2015, 16:30:42 »
Armando, I just envy you being able to see such a beautiful starry sky in such a vicinity of the city you live!

Akira,

Thanks for commenting

I sent you a message on flickr about a photographer in Japan that does a lot of night shooting, obviously not done in big cities, but shows it is possible and he often includes location info on his shots.

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Re: Night sky shots
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2015, 18:44:40 »
Armando, thanks for the message and info.  I'm following him now.  But, as you say, he seems to have to drive away from the cities.

Actually, the "live composite" function in my new Olympus E-M5 may enable me to shoot at least the star trails here in Tokyo without blowing out the sky.  I will try when the clouds go away.
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Re: from Scuol Switzerland
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2015, 14:12:36 »
a 50% jpg drawn from D800 NEF at 15mm f/2.8 30s  ISO 2000 +0.8corr, no BF subtracted, minor PP.

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Re: Night sky shots
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2015, 14:21:21 »
Bernard, I really like the orange glow in the trees!
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Re: from Scuol Switzerland
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2015, 18:26:04 »
a 50% jpg drawn from D800 NEF at 15mm f/2.8 30s  ISO 2000 +0.8corr, no BF subtracted, minor PP.
Very nice Bernard, a fairly dark location ?
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Re: Night sky shots
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2015, 23:22:26 »
Thanks for the kudos!
Scuol is only 5km off Switzerlands darkest sky location, but is three notches up, about a factor of three in sky background. The trees are illuminated by the town lights of Scuol. I took 'shelter' in a dark bend of the old valley road. The AFS 14-24 f/2.8  tends to produce flares when an uncovered street light hits the glass even when 100 m away when going for night sky.

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Re: Night sky shots
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2016, 20:12:25 »
Thunderstorm in the distance

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Re: Night sky shots
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2016, 20:36:01 »
Night Sky. SA version with Fisheye-Nikkor 8 mm f/2.8.

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Re: Night sky shots
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2016, 20:38:00 »
very nice, there is plenty to see in your shot Peter
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Re: Night sky shots
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2016, 20:41:19 »
Bjørn ,

what is the red dancing phantom?
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