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07-04-2011, 10:13 PM   #2431
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Tried my hand at some more astrophotography with the DA15 last night (this morning):
















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Haven't contributed in a while, here we go:



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jaieger - nice star shots!

Here's one from a concert in the park on Sunday.




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v5planet & matt, you guys really worked the perspectives in those last posts; way to take advantage of the wide angle!

jaiger - wow, i am impressed with the astrophotog shots! great colors too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jaieger Quote
Tried my hand at some more astrophotography with the DA15 last night (this morning):
love those shots..

here's my contribution..
Singapore, Chinatown area. Taken with da 15 ltd.
3 vertical shots stitched..

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Wildflowers are going off around Crested Butte right now.
da15 & K-x along on a mountain bike ride.

A new aptly named trail, the Lupine Trail



Snodgrass Trail



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QuoteOriginally posted by v5planet Quote
Haven't contributed in a while, here we go:



Really like that second one there chris. It's semi-trippy/Inception-y

QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
jaieger - nice star shots!
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Thanks matt! : D

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jaiger - wow, i am impressed with the astrophotog shots! great colors too.
Thankyou mike!


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love those shots..
Thanks, Ryan (:

QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
Wildflowers are going off around Crested Butte right now.
da15 & K-x along on a mountain bike ride.

A new aptly named trail, the Lupine Trail



Snodgrass Trail

Love the colours and tones in the first one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jaieger Quote
Tried my hand at some more astrophotography with the DA15 last night (this morning):
Cool shots! Got to try that myself someday

QuoteOriginally posted by v5planet Quote
Haven't contributed in a while, here we go:
The same goes for me . I realy like the pp and composition of the first one there!

Here are three photos to yesterdays trip to Bohus fortress in Sweden








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QuoteOriginally posted by jaieger Quote
Tried my hand at some more astrophotography with the DA15 last night (this morning):


thoses shots are fantastics !!!

may i ask you how you set them up ?
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Nice shots as usual guys. Heres some colour from Montreal



Another from Montreal


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QuoteOriginally posted by Downfall Quote
Cool shots! Got to try that myself someday
Thanks downfall! Do it, not only is the photography potential great, it's a damn incredible experience just sitting there underneath the stars. That + lady friend =

Can't see your first but I'm loving your second shot!

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thoses shots are fantastics !!!

may i ask you how you set them up ?
Thanks oliver! For the stationary-star shots, I basically just started off with an ISO 6400, 30 second f4 shot at 15mm (obviously), on a tripod, self-timer, etcetc). Use that to figure out what's in your frame (when I first got there I couldn't even see the viewfinder, let alone look through it). After that, adjust your composition as you like it, and then lower your ISO until you like how it looks.

For the DA15, you have ~40 seconds until stars start to smear/track. For other lenses, divide 600 by the focal length and you'll have the maximum amount of time before it tracks, for example my FA43 would have about 13 seconds. Adjust your ISO and stuff accordingly and you're good to go (: stationary shots are probably best done wide open. For star trails, that just depends on how thick you want the trails to be, or how much ambient light you have around you.

^that makes me sound like an expert; I'm really not. Just regurgitating what I've heard and throwing in some inferences



Also, went for another astrophotography session. This stuff is addicting! And in this set, I'm even featuring stuff like an actual composition and all!

We saw the milky way, too. That was a first for me, it was pretty damn incredible.






4-shot landscape-oriented vertical pano:





Aaaaand obligatory star trail. This was about 53 minutes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jaieger Quote



4-shot landscape-oriented vertical pano:





Aaaaand obligatory star trail. This was about 53 minutes.
Superb Star trails!!
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I cant get this lens off my camera





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