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Re: night sky pictures

Postby summitridge » Tue May 08, 2012 8:49 am

These are from our Mt. Shasta trip a few years ago.
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby Mark A Steiner » Tue May 08, 2012 7:57 pm

vonmackle wrote:
prestone818 wrote:the ones that look like daylight, is that from moonlight or iso 5 million?


In my Dinosaur NM set, it's more of a combination of bright moon, longer exposures, wide apertures and exposure adjustment in Lightroom. I try to keep the iso setting lower to reduce noise.

Here are the settings I used for the three pictures.

Photo 1:
2 minute exposure at iso 200, 24mm at f4 I had to increase exposure in lightroom because it was underexposed.

Photo 2:
20 second exposure at iso 400, 50mm at f1.4

Photo3:
30 seconds at iso 200, 50mm at f1.4


Leigh wrote: from a camp on the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park - a full moon was rising and lighting up the canyon walls


Nice shots. I love how the Big Dipper sits just right over the canyon walls.


Amazing shots. Just like day shots but with the sun's harshness filtered out. Very realistic colors too - makes me want to go back and experiment with night photos as well.

Actually, there has been a whole host of fine night shots throught this entire thread. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby vonmackle » Sun May 13, 2012 8:55 am

Mark A Steiner wrote: Actually, there has been a whole host of fine night shots throught this entire thread. Thanks for sharing.


Agreed. Keep 'em coming everyone!

Here's a youtube time lapse I put together of South Split Mountain in Dinosaur.




I'm pretty new to time lapse, but I can definitely get into it. It's nice to be able to set up your camera and let it do its thing while you just lay down and gaze up at the stars for an hour or two while listening to the wildlife around you. It's a whole new experience.
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby livetothemax96 » Sun May 13, 2012 6:28 pm

Nice timelapse, well done! Do you use one of those timers for that or did you just sit outside for a few hours taking the pics manually?
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby vonmackle » Sun May 13, 2012 7:34 pm

livetothemax96 wrote:Nice timelapse, well done! Do you use one of those timers for that or did you just sit outside for a few hours taking the pics manually?


Thanks! I do have a cable release with a timer, but for this one I just set the camera's exposure to fifteen seconds and locked down the cable release button. This used 377 frames taken over 1 hr 45 min with no gaps between shots. Technically I could stack all the shots to create a single star trail image, but I have never tried this before.
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby Sugar Madison » Sun May 13, 2012 9:50 pm

Shoshoni Peak (L) and Pawnee Peak (most of it, R), from Lake Isabelle

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby thebeave7 » Sun May 13, 2012 10:19 pm

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Stars over the San Rafael Swell, Jan 2012.

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Moonrise on the Aquarius Plateau, UT

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby George James » Mon May 21, 2012 2:39 pm

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby vonmackle » Tue May 29, 2012 7:34 pm

Here are a couple shots I got of the Milky Way over Capitol Peak this past weekend:

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I'm really impressed at Lightroom's noise reduction capabilities. I shot both of these at iso 1600.
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby njlinderer » Tue May 29, 2012 7:58 pm

Sugar Madison wrote:Shoshoni Peak (L) and Pawnee Peak (most of it, R), from Lake Isabelle

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This is a sick photo!
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby Chinook » Tue May 29, 2012 8:15 pm

Here is a picture I took at South Valley Park a few weeks ago with 52 minute exposure.
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This one was at the parking lot in Deer Creek Canyon for 35 minutes.
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And looking south from South Valley Park with a car driving by.

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby vonmackle » Tue May 29, 2012 8:35 pm

[quote="Chinook"]
This one was at the parking lot in Deer Creek Canyon for 35 minutes.
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This image is crazy! It looks like a giant space octopus is attacking the planet. I like it.
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