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06/25/17 Milky Way
Lens: Samyang 10mm f/2.8 Camera: Pentax K-3II Photo Location: Prince Gallitzin State Park, Fallentimber, PA 16639 ISO: 640 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F3.5 
Posted By: Auzzie-Phoenix, 08-04-2017, 05:32 PM

Don't mind the data fields for the shot, they're probably not correct. The exif will have the real values (if DCU retained them). Boosted a little in DCU.

Milky Way taken on 6/25/17


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Very nice! I like the foreground and the star trails in it!

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Very nice! I like the foreground and the star trails in it!
This time of year, the dock is installed, so it makes for a nice foreground object, the lake at night is usually fairly calm unless its windy, so good reflections. The hillside and treeline of the peninsula covers the width of the frame, so it's a good border division object. As for the star trails, they occur naturally with the 10mm due to angle of the lens being just a bit too wide so you get the curvature at the edges bleeding away focus against center frame, and it's outside the effective range of the Astrotracer shifting ability. A lot of times it can be a bit undesirable, but sometimes the trailing adds to the image result. The really nice thing about the 10mm though, is that I'll sometimes unintentionally catch a meteor falling at the edge of the frame, that I would have missed otherwise.
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Very nice shot. I went out last night but had no success.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Auzzie-Phoenix Quote
Don't mind the data fields for the shot, they're probably not correct. The exif will have the real values (if DCU retained them). Boosted a little in DCU.

Milky Way taken on 6/25/17
That's stunningly beautiful to me. Great composition too - location is excellent! I need to look into some astral photography.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Auzzie-Phoenix Quote
Don't mind the data fields for the shot, they're probably not correct. The exif will have the real values (if DCU retained them). Boosted a little in DCU.

Milky Way taken on 6/25/17
So beautiful.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Auzzie-Phoenix Quote
Don't mind the data fields for the shot, they're probably not correct. The exif will have the real values (if DCU retained them). Boosted a little in DCU.

Milky Way taken on 6/25/17
Nice image.Well done. You can even see the star trails in the reflection of this long exposure.
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Nice, I love shots like this. Well done.
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Nice. The dock grounds it.

I didn't know that going too wide (10mm) would cause trails on the extremities. I'll keep an eye out for that when I use my Sigma 10-20mm f4

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QuoteOriginally posted by Auzzie-Phoenix Quote
Don't mind the data fields for the shot, they're probably not correct. The exif will have the real values (if DCU retained them). Boosted a little in DCU.

Milky Way taken on 6/25/17
nice shot. Did you use astrotracer for this shot??
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