Old Faithful under Milkyway
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Genes Home
Registered: Mar 12, 2008
Total Posts: 1439
Country: United States

Hi,

was that a "new moon" night or was there any moon showing when you took the shot?

I agree with above that the composition is simply a killer, perfect!

Gene



Vern Dewit
Registered: Sep 27, 2006
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Country: Canada

Great shot.



philtax
Registered: Dec 23, 2004
Total Posts: 3081
Country: United States

Great shot. A lot of these shots suffer from the difficulty of lighting the foreground such that it doesn't look unusually bright next to the stars. But in this case the light on the spray sits beautifully next to the MW. You did an outstanding job on this.

Phil



harshaj1
Registered: Mar 13, 2004
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roguecoolman wrote:
Harsha,

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


Jason

Thank you Jason.
Harsha



harshaj1
Registered: Mar 13, 2004
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dgdg wrote:
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.

Thank you very much. I see that Jim has already answered your question..
Harsha



harshaj1
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randysc wrote:
Wow Harsha, killed it buddy

Randy

Thank you Randy.
Harsha



harshaj1
Registered: Mar 13, 2004
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JimFox wrote:
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

Thanks Jim. I was wondering if there were any special way of PP star shots apart from usual ACR adjustments. I was afraid to bump the iso as high as 6400 but D800 was able to deliver the goods.
Harsha



harshaj1
Registered: Mar 13, 2004
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Jred wrote:
Nice shot. Love the curves.

John

Thanks John.
Harsha



harshaj1
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treebeard wrote:
Very cool.

Thank you
Harsha



harshaj1
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Jet915 wrote:
Very sweet shot.

Thank you.
Harsha



harshaj1
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Dirtyharry71 wrote:
cool :-)

Thank you.
Harsha



harshaj1
Registered: Mar 13, 2004
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tfoltz wrote:
Harsha,
What a unique take on 2 very photographed subjects, very nice.

-Tim

Thank you Tim. Glad you like it.
Harsha



harshaj1
Registered: Mar 13, 2004
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Jude Perera wrote:
Lovely capture Harsha.

Jude

Thank you Jude.
Harsha



harshaj1
Registered: Mar 13, 2004
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Hikin Mike wrote:
Great job!

Thank you Mike.
Harsha



Tuan Le
Registered: Jan 24, 2012
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Nice take on Old Faithful Harsha. I like it!



ckcarr
Registered: Dec 02, 2006
Total Posts: 6161
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Wow!
What a winner!

Great shot!!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6134
Country: United States

harshaj1 wrote:
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


Excellent for a first try! Do you have a larger version that we can look at?

- John



Kee Woo Rhee
Registered: Dec 25, 2011
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Country: United States

Really nice!



gtg844f
Registered: Jan 20, 2011
Total Posts: 165
Country: United States

Wow, didn't think the Old faithful could be this good of a subject. Very creative and cool!



CarlG
Registered: Mar 12, 2002
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Country: United States

wonderful!!



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