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| p.1 #1 · Some amateur astrophotography with the D600 |
I live on Long Island, NY as my profile suggests so it's REALLY hard to find locations that aren't light polluted. You can go to the eastern most point but that's a pain in the ass to get to and a long drive too.
Tonight I took some shots on a beach on the north shore, facing Connecticut. Not ideal but definitely way less light pollution than where I live. It was a bit daunting too since there was only two of us and the beach was absolutely pitch black (and cold! -- about 10 degrees F after wind chill). My car alarm went off for no reason twice and it scared the s*** out of us :x
Anyways, here are two shots from the night. Still getting the hang off all of this stuff. I'd really like to learn exactly how to blend exposes so I can get a nice and sharp foreground as well. Right now I just shoot as is and if there's a person in the foreground, they just try and stand still the entire time, which isn't too ideal...images are quite noisy but this is just a first processing -- will try and redo later
That torch is incredible powerful. We were just doing a general sweep of the area and spun it around in a circle. There was a beach house we thought was empty but after we flashed the light, they turned all of their lights on. It was slightly hilarious and I felt kind of bad afterward but it was only around 8pm, so...