Went and Found Some Dark

2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #538842 by garyrhook
Paid a visit to a nearby landmark to see the stars. Mostly interested in getting something for PP practice; these are a bit blurry but they're a start. I'm wanting to get to the point of doing a timelapse. I like the satellite streak in the first one.

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D750
Lens: TAMRON SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro A09NII
ISO: 1600
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 20 s
Captured: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:16pm


Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D750
Lens: TAMRON SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Macro A09NII
ISO: 4000
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter speed: 20 s
Captured: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:49pm


Wow, those like kinda bad for sRGB JPGs....  Here are links to the files in my Drive:

drive.google.com/file/d/0B7khEKDJP_gRZFZ...UlE/view?usp=sharing
drive.google.com/file/d/0B7khEKDJP_gRcUp...LWM/view?usp=sharing


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2 years 11 months ago #538858 by KCook
I like #1 the best. There's gotta be some way to lift the nebulas.

Astrophotography was my full time job for 6 years, but that was with glass plates! Shooting digital would be starting all over.

oldguy

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
kellycook.zenfolio.com/

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2 years 11 months ago #538917 by Soccer Mom
You know, for me, #2 is the winner.  The level of sharpness and detail makes me appreciate the beauty that is above us.  Only if you can find this level of darkness.  You must have some nice country space where you are at.  Here we have to much light pollution.  Jealous.  

Canon 7D, 18-55mm, 55-250mm, 70-200mm L f/2.8, 100mm and 17-55mm f/2.8
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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #538962 by effron
Seems you have a Perseid in the first one....Oh, a satellite. Yeah, the drive shots look much better, I have the same issues when saving for web, or converting to sRGB.....

Why so serious?
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2 years 11 months ago #539045 by Ben Vanderbilt
Nice work!  


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2 years 11 months ago #539100 by garyrhook

KCook wrote: I like #1 the best. There's gotta be some way to lift the nebulas.


Yeah, like I said, just a first cut at experimenting. I have lots to learn. But I'll be doing more.


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2 years 11 months ago #539155 by H Rocky
Yeah, I'm digging the first was as my favorite as well.  


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2 years 11 months ago #539202 by garyrhook

effron wrote: Seems you have a Perseid in the first one....Oh, a satellite. Yeah, the drive shots look much better, I have the same issues when saving for web, or converting to sRGB.....


It's always run to see what a long exposure will expose. :blink:  As it were...


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2 years 9 months ago #545082 by Sara Miles
I also like the first but both shots are exceptional. 


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2 years 9 months ago #547715 by Adam Wilson
Really cool. Great shot Gary! 


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2 years 9 months ago #548908 by Breanna Ellington
I wish I could also do photographs like these. Really good. What's the details of these shots Gary? 


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2 years 9 months ago #549067 by garyrhook

Breanna Ellington wrote: I wish I could also do photographs like these. Really good. What's the details of these shots Gary? 


Oh, sure. Not that I'm very adept at these...

Tripod, Nikon D750, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 lens. 28mm @ f/2.8, ISO 1600, 20 sec exposure. One thing that I tried with the PP was to push the Dehaze value in LR to 100. That seems to be a positive thing for theses types of shots. I've also learned that pushing the saturation and luminance of the individual colors can help.

It think any camera with reasonably good ISO performance can be used, along with a reasonably fast lens.. The real trick is in the post, IMO.


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2 years 2 months ago #583232 by sierracharlie338
Both are great shots and better than anything I have been able to produce to this point. 


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2 years 1 week ago #594816 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Gary

Just for my own confusion - you mention 'time lapse' ... are you after extended-time exposures showing star trails -or- fixed images showing nebulae and suchlike?

Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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2 years 1 week ago #594929 by garyrhook

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: G'day Gary

Just for my own confusion - you mention 'time lapse' ... are you after extended-time exposures showing star trails -or- fixed images showing nebulae and suchlike?


No, a timelapse. A series of shots that, when put together as a video, show star movement.

Like what this guy does:
dakotalapse.com/time-lapse-videos/


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