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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Silent Stargazers


Looks awesome!


Feb 08, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · Silent Stargazers


Steve Perry, this is one of the best landscapes I have seen on this (or any other) forum in a long while.

Looking very original, superb and cold!



Feb 08, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Silent Stargazers


So good man, soooo good.


Feb 08, 2013 at 10:49 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Silent Stargazers


Nothing but WOW...Nailed It


Feb 08, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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Gorgeous image.
Are you using long exposure noise reduction? I find that the D800 has some noise without LENR that is really hard to clean. Is that your experience as well, or do you have software that helps?

Thanks,

Manu



Feb 08, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · Silent Stargazers


Wow thanks for the kind words everyone!

Fred - Thank you SO MUCH for featuring this thread! I just got back home and what a fantastic surprise!

Also, yes, the astro trac in your link is the one I have. I actually mounted it to a quick release plate for my BH 55 tripod head (it's a 3/8 thread which made it harder but the folks at RRS hooked me up). I then put an old ball head on the astro trac for the camera and used it like that.

With the BH55 I polar aligned the unit, then I positioned the camera with the other ball head - takes two heads to pull it off, but it's really not too bad. Can't wait to try it in summer lol!



Feb 08, 2013 at 11:18 PM
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marsu wrote:
Gorgeous image.
Are you using long exposure noise reduction? I find that the D800 has some noise without LENR that is really hard to clean. Is that your experience as well, or do you have software that helps?

Thanks,

Manu


For this image no, but I might do a dark frame or two in the future just to have it. Although, honestly, the noise wasn't a huge problem. With the conditions as cold as they were heat wasn't mucking things up, plus the original image was pretty bright. When I set a black point the noise got under control pretty quick. I'd have no concerns printing it 24x36.



Feb 08, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · Silent Stargazers


Beautiful!


Feb 08, 2013 at 11:32 PM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · Silent Stargazers


I'm truly humbled by such a wonderful image. Thanks for sharing.


Feb 08, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · Silent Stargazers


Wow! Prue awesome.


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p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · Silent Stargazers


Bryce Canyon? Fantastic capture!!


Feb 09, 2013 at 01:09 AM
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This is stunning. my son and I were at Bryce last year and we left the tent at midnight to sit on the edge of the canyon and look at the stars. That was cool, but what you have here is truly special. Did you time this on purpose with no moon? Or where you just visiting at the right time?


Feb 09, 2013 at 01:46 AM
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Is that Bryce Canyon, Fairyland Trail?


Feb 09, 2013 at 01:52 AM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · Silent Stargazers


Sweet!


Feb 09, 2013 at 02:00 AM
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Thanks for the nice comments

@1337 Yup, Bryce.

@rhazleh - I agree, it's pretty amazing just hanging out looking up at night out there. As for the moon, I was actually was fighting with a crescent moon setting, but I was still happy with the number of stars.

@firstgear99 - Actually, this is located between Sunset and Inspiration Point. Had to find a location that looked good for the milky way & Orion.



Feb 09, 2013 at 02:07 AM
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p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · Silent Stargazers


So this was from the ridge....


Feb 09, 2013 at 02:20 AM
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p.3 #17 · p.3 #17 · Silent Stargazers


Steve

Not sure I can add anything beyond what everyone else has said. Super picture and worth braving the cold. Great work.



Feb 09, 2013 at 02:58 AM
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p.3 #18 · p.3 #18 · Silent Stargazers


Love this! What a great concept!


Feb 09, 2013 at 06:22 AM
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p.3 #19 · p.3 #19 · Silent Stargazers


I'll tell you right now that it needs to be watermarked before someone else runs off with it. It's that good. Amazing picture.

PS --- Watermark it.



Feb 10, 2013 at 02:25 AM
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p.3 #20 · p.3 #20 · Silent Stargazers


Oh, Sherry, that's a beautiful shot!


Feb 10, 2013 at 04:19 AM
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