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The Milky Way
Lens: DA21 Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Quebec city ISO: 6400 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F3.2 
Posted By: bdery, 08-08-2014, 05:39 AM

Here are two heavily processed shots taken a week ago. I was trying to capture the Milky Way through the light pollution that is omnipresent in eastern North America. 30 seconds exposure, ISO 6400, lots of playing with the histogram, clarity and contrast to bring out the stars.




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Nice shots. I haven't tried this yet. I'll have to give it a go.
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The stars in the first shot aren't quite sharp, but much better in the second. Nice shots though!
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The stars in the first shot aren't quite sharp, but much better in the second. Nice shots though!
True, though it's not a matter of sharpness as much as star trails. I'm guessing this is because I was then looking due south and the star's movements was more important. At 21mm 30 seconds was pushing is a bit.

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Nicely done . something I need to try more often.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
True, though it's not a matter of sharpness as much as star trails. I'm guessing this is because I was then looking due south and the star's movements was more important. At 21mm 30 seconds was pushing is a bit.
There's a slight elongation but that's not what I meant. If you compare the two images - at least as I'm seeing them, the stars in the first don't look as sharp as they are in the second. Anyway, if you're happy with the result, that's what matters!
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