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Re: night sky pictures

Postby realhillboarding » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:31 pm

Here's a time lapse I made during this past month's new moon while I was staying in a village on the Napo River in Peru. The glow in the bottom left corner are the lights of Iquitos.

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby vonmackle » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:28 pm

Thanks, Sunny and Matt.

mattpayne11 wrote:I'm heading into the Elks - hoping for some unique shots of the Bells in the dark ;)


Matt, congrats on the finisher! Can't wait to see the trip report. Did you get any good night shots?
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby mattpayne11 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:16 pm

vonmackle wrote:Thanks, Sunny and Matt.

mattpayne11 wrote:I'm heading into the Elks - hoping for some unique shots of the Bells in the dark ;)


Matt, congrats on the finisher! Can't wait to see the trip report. Did you get any good night shots?


Oh, buddy! I was able to execute a pretty fantastic star trails series over the Bells plus a pano of the Milky Way over Pyramid, and a pretty awesome Milky Way shot over Pyramid reflected over Crater Lake.

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby mattpayne11 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:18 pm

realhillboarding wrote:Here's a time lapse I made during this past month's new moon while I was staying in a village on the Napo River in Peru. The glow in the bottom left corner are the lights of Iquitos.



Nice time-lapse!

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby HighCountry » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:07 pm

Taken a couple of nights ago:

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby realhillboarding » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:13 pm

My fiancee and I decided at 7pm yesterday we were going to climb Gray's and Torrey's peaks to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower, so packed up the car, hit the trail at midnight, and hiked all night. This time lapse didn't really capture the meteors (for a little while we were seeing them every 20-30 seconds), but it still turned out pretty cool!


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Re: night sky pictures

Postby greenwok » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:28 pm

realhillboarding wrote:Here's a time lapse I made during this past month's new moon while I was staying in a village on the Napo River in Peru. The glow in the bottom left corner are the lights of Iquitos.


Awesome!!!
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby greenwok » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:42 pm

I fall a lot wrote:
Theodore wrote:Watch this for some awesome video of the sky as well: http://www.vimeo.com/25673968

Again, this is done for another group, but since they started up right after us, I made some cameos. :D The still shot at on the linked page, I'm the red pack on the far left.


Wow!


That is one V E R Y Bad @$$ clip!!!
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby greenwok » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:44 pm

bergsteigen wrote:From my time in Fairbanks:

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Dang!!!!
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby SkiBum1287 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:45 pm

The Milky Way, with a hint of light pollution from Boulder/Denver.
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Re: night sky pictures

Postby mattpayne11 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:05 am

Had some great conditions for the shots I planned for at the Maroon Bells. If you've not seen the TR yet, here's the night sky shots that I took.

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Milky Way over Crater Lake - Explored #3 by Matt-Payne, on Flickr

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Maroon Bells under a blanket of stars - Explored #46 by Matt-Payne, on Flickr

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Dreaming of Pyramid Peak by Matt-Payne, on Flickr

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Re: night sky pictures

Postby jameseroni » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:48 pm

Just getting into this.... is it true that it's hard on the sensor in the camera if the exposure is greater than 5 minutes? Is a special filter required for longer exposure times?

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