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Starscapes camping NOT raining!

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#1 PeterPP

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 12:04 AM

One night on our camping trip was clear by mistake so we tried some starscape shots.

Really interested in seeing my friends images, he was using his new Samyang 14mm f/2.8 to do the same shots also using a EOS 5d-mkii.

 

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Camera Canon EOS 5d -mkii,  Lens 17-40 f/4 L

nightscape-1 iso 3200 17mm f/4 30s
nightscape-2 iso 3200 17mm f/4 30s
nightscape-3 iso 4000 17mm f/4 30s
nightscape-4 iso 3200 17mm f/4 30s
 
All images are 1 light frame, 5 dark frames, 17 bias frames.
dark and bias frames merged to masters in DSS and applied manually in PS CC. 
No flat frames, turns out the target I used to make them was a really bad choice and they were completely unusable.
 
#1 the lit part at the bottom was the campgrounds washroom and shower facility :)
#2 is really weird we were standing on a bridge when a truck with its highs on came along and lit up the tree,
I have no idea what the red and white light lines are as the truck passed behind us. Only guessing something got in from behind into the uncovered viewfinder to cause them.

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#2 Roderick

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:28 AM

More proof, as if proof was needed, of the Loch Ness Monster.

The colours of various the stars is beautiful.

I particularly like the last photo :)



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:36 AM

Second photo - a drunken biker? :D I'm trying to imagine the route of this 'vehicle' but just can't :D

 

Anyway great dark location and various stars colors but were the stars in focus? The miniatures looks great but originals, my eyes and brain tells me that they're blurry ;)



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 11:37 AM

That is  some nice work Peter, good series of shots with lots of info ... amazing how you caught the drunk firefly on his way home from a party too. (-:



#5 PeterPP

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:01 PM

Yes even stranger when you know the weird red light streak is over a river, that lit up tree is right at the river edge. I was thinking poltergeists!

 

And yes I agree they are soft, it was a rush to shoot while the sky was clear for a while so just used the infinity mark on the zoom lens. (Not so good a choice if you want really pinpoint images!)

I also noted the lens shows a lot of coma on stars near the edges, which I manually corrected.

That is why I am waiting on seeing the images from the Samyang 14mm f/2.8, not an expensive lens to add if it performs well on starscapes. 


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 10:27 AM

Love the star reflections in the lake shot.
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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:45 AM

That's nice work!!

 

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