3rd go at the Milky Way

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  1. scotteee

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    Hey Guys,

    Thought i'd drive down to a beach nearby and have my 3rd shoot at the milky way, tonight was more about testing new techniques I had been reading up on, mainly trying to get half decent pano's, I had quite a wind in my face and the salt spray was causing havoc on the lens, but it was a beautiful night and me and the midges seemed to come to an agreement they would only fly into my ears and nose every 2 minutes :p

    I've also included a re-edited version of one I did about 2 weeks ago, I'm getting into this star get up more and more :)

    I had to have a go at shining my torch at venus and including that, I mean hey not bad for a torch that takes AA batteries? I mean it lit the whole Milky Way up ha ha ha :p


    #1 Me thinking i'm cool
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    Jindalee Milky Torch by Scott Jon Photography, on Flickr


    #2 Stairway to Heaven
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    Stairway To Heaven by Scott Jon Photography, on Flickr

    #3 Re edited version of a 2 week old shot, I loved this shot and wanted to do it some more justice
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    Milky Way At Claytons Beach Flickr by Scott Jon Photography, on Flickr


    Anyway hope you enjoy, time to get some shut eye CC welcome
     
  2. AmB

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    very good shots, can you post the exif info for each?
     
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    Click on the image, on flickr go to 'Additional Info' on the right and click 'show more'. It will give you a base info of the shot, and then in the comments most likely how many shots were used :)

    You have done well in regards to the stitching

    The 3rd shot is probably my favourite because of different lines in the shot.
     
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    Understood. Stupid work browser stuck on IE8, the (show more) doesn't show :) But I can it see now using FF.
     
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    Hey AmB,

    Flickr shows you a little bit, but I should put some more info up :thumbup:

    #1
    ISO 1600
    14mm Samyang
    f/2.8
    25secs
    WB adjusted to 3800k in Raw editor

    #2
    11 x vertical shots at 14mm
    ISO 1600
    f/2.8
    25 sec exposures
    WB adjusted to 3800k in Raw editor

    #3
    3 x Horizontal shots at 14mm
    ISO 1600
    f/2.8
    20 second exposures
    WB adjusted to 3800k in Raw editor


    All shots mainly edited in Adobe raw editor, with levels played with, WB adjusted, lens correction etc.
     
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    I like the third too. It holds a bit more interest than the others...but they others are still impressive.
     
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    nice shots, i read ken dorkwell's guide to this and while I don't think my camera/lens will quite do it I want to give it a go.
     
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    Awesome stuff!
     
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    Jealous! Awesome shots.
     
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    Scotteee you prick; you're at it again... :tired:

    Awesome stuff! Especially like Two Rocks.
     
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    That's a good guide, I think the main thing to remember is that after you give your eyes 15 mins to adjust to the dark, if you can faintly see a bit of the Milky Way then just about any camera with the right settings will pick it up in some way :) Here in Perth I just hunt for Venus then just above it I pick up the Milky Way, then once you've got it once, you'll be hunting a faster lens and darker spot :p It really is an addictive type of photography.

    I took a friend out last night who had never seen the milky way with her own eyes (30 yrs old) after 15 mins I pointed up and showed her where to look and she was gob smacked, sitting right there above her for 30 years and she had never stopped to take the time to see it, it's a cool thing to experience and watch :)

    Thank you :) a lot more to learn but loving every minute of it :)

    Thanks mate :)

    hahah cheers, so much to learn but so much fun doing it :)
     
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    The torch shots are brilliant.. really adds something.

    All very good.
     
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    I live 30mins out of Canberra, had a few mates from sydney over for the weekend, took them outside at night to show them the stars, after about 20 mins I pointed out Venus, one of them asked if that was a cloud above it, I said "no mate, thats a little thing we call the milky way":)

    My pix are just not working for me yet though...
     
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    I didnt know you could light venus with a double AA battery torch! AWESOME :D
     
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    It's an awesome thing showing people for the first time what's been above there heads for so long ;)

    What lens are you shooting with matey?

    Thanks mate :)

    You know you wouldn't believe it would you? the torch only cost me $6 from the servo and it lights up planets, bargain ;)
     
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    Great photos. Having a different foreground for each really makes them interesting. Not just another milkyway shot.
     
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    new 70D body with my old walkaround 28-135 IS USM - set to MF, IS off, manul shutter and aperture, just cant get it right, think the windy nights are vibrating my tripod...but I'll persevere
     
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    nice bit of gear, yer that's it, I use mirror up as well to prevent mirror slap, I also try not to go over 25 secs and shoot min Iso1600+, the biggest difference I got was when I changed to a f2.8 lens. Look forward to seeing when you nail one :) :thumbup:
     
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    I am a big fan of the Torch effect!
     

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