Old Faithful under Milkyway
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harshaj1
Registered: Mar 13, 2004
Total Posts: 18594
Country: United States

This is my first attempt at photographing milky-way. I wish I had a wide angle F2.8 lens but I think 16-35 F/4 did ok.
Any tips on PP milky-way images are greatly appreciated.

Harsha



roguecoolman
Registered: Jul 07, 2005
Total Posts: 1962
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Harsha,

This is an excellent photo. The water even bends the saw way as the milkyway, excellent composition


Jason



dgdg
Registered: Jul 20, 2011
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You nailed it - wonderful.
It is a matter of taste, but I would try to adjust the color balance of the sky just a bit for some blue. Not sure what the d800 looks like for noise at 6400, would be interested in what Jim's experience is.



randysc
Registered: May 13, 2009
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Wow Harsha, killed it buddy

Randy



JimFox
Registered: Jan 11, 2005
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Hey Harsha,

What a sweet shot! I took a similar shot 2 years ago, it's a fun shoot. What is your question about how to process this shot?

As to David's question, the D800 does great at ISO 6400, but the key, like with all star shots is to not to underexpose it too much. Its with the underexposing that noise comes in, so being sure to bump the iso up as needed, like in this case, will help give star shots with minimal noise. The other thing I do is I process the the star shots in ACR, I have found that ACR does a better job with eliminating color noise in dark star shots than Capture NX2 does.

Jim



Jred
Registered: Dec 14, 2009
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Nice shot. Love the curves.

John



treebeard
Registered: Sep 21, 2006
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Very cool.



Jet915
Registered: Feb 19, 2008
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Very sweet shot.



Dirtyharry71
Registered: Dec 14, 2004
Total Posts: 1410
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cool :-)



tfoltz
Registered: Jul 08, 2008
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Harsha,
What a unique take on 2 very photographed subjects, very nice.

-Tim



Jude Perera
Registered: Jan 10, 2007
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Country: Sri Lanka

Lovely capture Harsha.

Jude



Hikin Mike
Registered: Apr 30, 2009
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Great job!



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Oh, WOW!
Harsha, this is an outstanding image by any measure.
A real triumph.
Charlie



Scott Stoness
Registered: Sep 11, 2006
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Country: Canada

Great job. This kind of shot requires lots of planning and execution and persistence to achieve luck. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing. Scott



John Richter
Registered: May 10, 2007
Total Posts: 4796
Country: United States

Wonderful shot here, Harsha. Makes me want to visit there again. Maybe go to the cooler side to put in a hint of blue to your great night sky. Very nicely done.

JBR



Wayne Willison
Registered: Mar 10, 2007
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Country: United States

Wonderful imagte. Just the right amount of light on the ground as well.

Wayne



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Country: Canada

Super image Harsha.

Rob



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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The bright and intriguing foreground leads the eye to this incredible Milky Way image.
Just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
Fred



CosmicCruiser
Registered: Aug 20, 2008
Total Posts: 847
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very cool!



pumaknight
Registered: Nov 30, 2005
Total Posts: 726
Country: United Kingdom

splendid...awesome even!!



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