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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:22 am 
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these are nothing conpared to some of the pics on this forum but any help or advise would be great
nikon 300s
18 to 55 mm
about 45 sec
and of course a tripod


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:29 am 
Oooo! Very nice :)

Good job capturing the road & horizon while still getting a decent star-shot.
I especially like the car trails in the 3rd one :).

What ISO and aperture did you use?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:27 pm 
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The third is a winner for me!

One thing you could try is taking several shots which can be stacked to bring out detail in Orion (there are some big nebula there which you can tease out at short focal lengths)

When stacked the road will have moved due to the Earths rotation and stacking to align the stars but you could then composite a single shot for the road with light trails etc.

Another option is to stack without aligning the stars to start to get star trails....

Check out this post which demonstrates some clear nebulosity coming through at a relatively short focal length:

http://stargazerslounge.com/imaging-widefield-special-events-comets/114970-widefield-orion-no-tracking-guiding.html

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:36 pm 
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here is the setting i used
f 3.5
22 seconds
iso 200
focal length 18 mm on a dx format so around 35 mm on a full frame
i also did some tweeking in photo shop with the sharping tool

this one is 15 seconds at iso 400 same tweeking in photo shop

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:15 pm 
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wooooah, thats had some serious manipulation. A little too far I'm afraid.

Can you post the original with no manipulations?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:19 pm 
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i agree but it was my very first
we live and we learn
i will see if i have the original


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:15 pm 
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We certainly do, we certainly do.....

If your happy to do so and can find a host Id be happy to look at the full res (RAW?) file and see what I can come up with?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:12 am 
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the raw files are gone had to restore my computer but i have these that i took last night the only change made was it was iso 800

if you are still interested i have the raw for them

verry little post prossing just darking the sky
i am still trying to figure out deepskystacker


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:09 pm 
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Hiya mate, id still be interested in seeing what I can do with the RAWs if you want?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:38 pm 
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i will upload them to sendspace and post the link here is the link

http://www.sendspace.com/file/ios0p0

just copy and paste


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I like the 3rd shot with the car trails, nice!

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