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Re: night sky pictures

Postby mattpayne11 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:25 pm

vonmackle wrote:My wife and I camped a couple nights near treeline along Matterhorn Creek this week. This is the view from our camp as I woke up at 4:15 on Thursday morning to hike Uncompahgre and Matterhorn:


Very nice job on that Matterhorn photo!

Here's some that I've done this year:

At Cielo Vista Ranch before Culebra:
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At Navajo Lake:
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At Snowmass Lake:
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At San Luis trailhead:
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby livetothemax96 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:58 pm

Nice star trail pics, are those single exposure or stacked?, and in the first did you use a yellow filter?
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby mattpayne11 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:39 pm

livetothemax96 wrote:Nice star trail pics, are those single exposure or stacked?, and in the first did you use a yellow filter?


Some are single exposures and some are stacked. No filters. I used some light painting though...

Re: night sky pictures

Postby livetothemax96 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:41 pm

Ok, thanks, great pics, here are some more from a trip to mount massive taken from the grass parking lot for the SW slopes
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby vonmackle » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:43 pm

We need to get this thread going again. I took this one of Torreys Peak from the Bakerville exit on Sunday morning under the light of the moon.

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I read that cold weather can cause focusing issues, and wasn't surprised that it took me a few shots to get the focus right. Does anyone have any tips/advice on focusing in low light and cold conditions?
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby livetothemax96 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:44 pm

vonmackle wrote:We need to get this thread going again. I took this one of Torreys Peak from the Bakerville exit on Sunday morning under the light of the moon.

I read that cold weather can cause focusing issues, and wasn't surprised that it took me a few shots to get the focus right. Does anyone have any tips/advice on focusing in low light and cold conditions?


We definitely should keep this thread going (hopefully we'll get some stuff at the 14ers photography day (maybe night) on the 21st)
As far as focusing goes I normally just do trial and error (and patience) with manual focus until it looks good, not the most efficient way (impossible if you are still using film) but it can work.
Great picture by the way, one of the best views heading up I-70 before the tunnel IMO
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby tlongpine » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:37 am

Under a rising full-moon in Arches National Park.

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby teedublya » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:03 pm

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby bergsteigen » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:24 pm

From my time in Fairbanks:

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby ajkagy » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:28 pm

i love aurora pictures, so lucky you got to see that all the time when you lived there.
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby bergsteigen » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:52 pm

ajkagy wrote:i love aurora pictures, so lucky you got to see that all the time when you lived there.


It was the one major benefit of being an insomniac! Plenty of 3am & -20F nights keeping my spare batteries warm...
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby mattpayne11 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:48 pm

bergsteigen wrote:
ajkagy wrote:i love aurora pictures, so lucky you got to see that all the time when you lived there.


It was the one major benefit of being an insomniac! Plenty of 3am & -20F nights keeping my spare batteries warm...


Someday I'd love to get up there and see the lights... so awesome!

Here's a few more shots I've done recently, nothing too great.

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Big City Sky by Matt-Payne, on Flickr

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Milky Way Over Durango Colorado by Matt-Payne, on Flickr

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