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A few shots from my day off.
Lens: Multiple Camera: Pentax K-3II Photo Location: Prince Gallitzin State Park, Fallentimber, PA 16639 
Posted By: Auzzie-Phoenix, 06-01-2016, 12:29 AM

Figured I'd toss up a few shots from my day.

First up is a handheld pixel shift image using the FA 28-105 f/4-5.6 (IF):



These next 3 were the best of my milky way shots from tonight, using the samyang 10mm f/2.8:







The first 2 images were using the astrotracer, the last of the 3 was a pixel shift, even knowing that it would be a bit fuzzy... I wanted the milky way to stand out.
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I love the last one in particular. How long was the exposure? (My IPad doesn't seem to let me see the Exif)


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Yes that last shot is a beauty.
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I just wish I had a clear shot of the sky like this.

Since I bought my K3ii, there's been only 1 clear night, and my wife and children decided I was not to spend the night in the garden

The one thing I did find before I got called in, was that Pixel shift on a tracked mount, is great for a single image.
I didn't get enough shots to be able to then try and stack them though. I suspect my stacking software won't handle the DNG file data to get the most out of the pixel shift images though.

Again, hats off to these images




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Nicely done.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ian.morgan Quote
I love the last one in particular. How long was the exposure? (My IPad doesn't seem to let me see the Exif)
Pertinent EXIF:

ISO: 3200
Shutter: 30s
Aperture: f/2.8
FL: 10mm
Focus: Infinity
Exp. Bias: +2
WB: MAWB
Color mode: Vivid
Metering: Spot
High Iso NR mode: Medium

A cable remote was used with 3s delay, on a stationary tripod with pixel shift turned on. Keep in mind that the detail will be a bit fuzzy, but the colors will stand out wonderfully.
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Beautiful night shots. I've tried doing something similar, but al the light pollution in the city makes it all but impossible.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Auzzie-Phoenix Quote
Pertinent EXIF:

ISO: 3200
Shutter: 30s
Aperture: f/2.8
FL: 10mm
Focus: Infinity
Exp. Bias: +2
WB: MAWB
Color mode: Vivid
Metering: Spot
High Iso NR mode: Medium

A cable remote was used with 3s delay, on a stationary tripod with pixel shift turned on. Keep in mind that the detail will be a bit fuzzy, but the colors will stand out wonderfully.
Out of interest, why would you expect the details to be fuzzy?
The focal length is relatively short, so presumably you don't have excessive star trails?



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Out of interest, why would you expect the details to be fuzzy?
The focal length is relatively short, so presumably you don't have excessive star trails?
Contrary to popular belief, or even following the divide by focal length rule for shutter time, a 10mm samyang will start to show trailing at 15s if you peep. At 30s it's a good bit more obvious, except for the brightest objects. Using pixel-shift on top of that is shutter time x 4, so a 30 sec. shot is 120 sec. That means that the clouds, will have moved and the stars will trail. The movement adds a little blur to the image, so ergo "fuzzy". But it does really bring out the colors and contrast in the milky way.
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Ahhh.

I'd forgotten that 30s = 120s when Pixel shifted, so the normal rule of 500 is way out. You'd need a 4mm lens to avoid trails

Thanks for the reminder.


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Beautiful shots! The last one is also my favorite. Have you tried haze removal in LR, PE or PSE? Or Topaz Clarity? It usually helps bring out details in the Milky Way at the cost of greater noise but with pixel shift you might get away with it.
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Loved the last couple. As I'm writing this, I'm sitting by a lake looking at a dock and skyline that (almost) matches yours, except at night I'd be seeing cabin lights across the way.
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