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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:17 am 
I took this a couple months ago with my 50D and a 10-22mm lens while camping with my Boy Scouts. Now that I am on the forums I thought I'd see what you all thought.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:25 am 
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That's pretty cool! What kind of software did you use to stack the images? I think the exposure is really good.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:44 am 
Looks awesome. Great job. I like


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:12 am 
looks great!! well done


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:33 pm 
No stacking, actually. I just did a curve boost and NR in DPP and fixed a couple very small glare artifacts from the fire using iPhoto and that was it. 30 seconds open wide can really gather a lot of light.

The biggest challenge was dealing with a few hot pixels that were in the image. The 50D has a long exposure NR option that also takes a dark frame and combines the regular and dark frames in the camera for NR. That pretty much solved the problem.

Thanks for the feedback!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:36 pm 
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Really nice shot - I love capturing the night sky with something in the foreground to give it some context.

Here's one from Zion Canyon:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:39 pm 
Nice shot. I love that you can see the Milky Way. Was there a camp fire or other artificial light used for the trees?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:18 pm 
I love that picture bpwc... Such a great mood and those stars...! I guess thats a feeling camping lovers can understand.
Great job


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Great shot bpwc! I think it might have been even better wihout the campfire , that does distract a lot from that great sky, but like this, it's a very good photo as well!

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I'm jealous. We have so much light pollution you can barely make out the stars. Used exactly the same settings as you (what a coincidence :)):

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