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Salvatierra's Castle - Milky Way
Lens: Irix 15mm f2.4 Blackstone Camera: Pentax K1-II Photo Location: Extremadura ISO: 8000 Shutter Speed: Above 6s Aperture: F3.2 
Posted By: jmpince, 06-29-2019, 03:21 PM

I announce my return to the world of night photography with an image of the castle of Salvatierra de los Barros, and what a better way to do it than sharing with you one of those so spectacular and unknown corners of our land: This wonderful fortress of the fifteenth century so well preserved, located in the mountains southwest of Badajoz.

I was very nervous, the premiere of a new equipment does not always go well, but thanks to the fact that the night was perfect and everything I learnt during these years in the shades, made it possible to achieve something decent, or II think so...

As I say this picture is the first milky way I do with the K1 mark II and the the Irix 15mm f2.4 Blackstone ... I did not know what I would get with the equipment, but it has left me speechless ... The K1 mark II, is a camera made for landscape and night photography.

Regarding photography, the parameters are the following:

8 x vertical photos for the Sky:
Exposure: 20s
Lens: 15mm f/3.2
ISO: 8000
WB: 3750


8 x vertical photos for the foreground:
Exposure: 170s
Lens: 15mm f/4
ISO: 1250
WB: 3750



Best regards, and I hope you like it!!

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06-29-2019, 04:08 PM - 1 Like   #2
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fantastic, i have just purchased my K1, if i can come close to that i will be so happy, although we have a shortage of castles in Australia
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fantastic, i have just purchased my K1, if i can come close to that i will be so happy, although we have a shortage of castles in Australia
Thank you sir!!
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Spectacular shot ! The composition and post-processing are very good

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Spectacular shot ! The composition and post-processing are very good
Thank you Dan!!!
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Wow! I'm still hanging out for a new APS-C camera, but this is a great example of what a skilled photographer can do with the K1. I've certainly never taken on the challenge of assembling 16 images into a single finished product.
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That's very impressive, how long did it take you in post to assemble it all?
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This is one fantastic photo! I would really like to learn to do this. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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You pulled a number of techniques together that, in and of themselves, are complex enough when used by themselves. To meld so many techniques together in one complex image is a skillful employment of artistic photography. Beautiful image.

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Thank you everyone!! I am glad you like this image so much. This motivates me to continue making these kind of photos.

I have merged the image of the sky in LR, an also the foreground one. Then blended it on PS.

The total time processing this photo was arround 5 or 5 and a half hours. You also have to take into account the PS file was about 6gb.. and it takes a lot of time to make any adjustment!

Best regards!!
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