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Re: night sky pictures

Post by spong0949 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:00 pm

I know, this is cheating:

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Re: night sky pictures

Post by tlongpine » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:40 pm

spong0949 wrote:I know, this is cheating:

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Cheat on! That's great!
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Re: night sky pictures

Post by cpb145 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:24 pm

So I am just starting to mess around with some astrophotography, and took a few pics of the super moon the other week. Man, I have never had to mess with the camera's settings so much in my life before!

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Re: night sky pictures

Post by Eschuette » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:16 pm

Although not a mountain, it is a selfportrait in the backcountry of Australia at Wangi Falls....Cheers!
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Re: night sky pictures

Post by cpb145 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:25 pm

Orion over Evans

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Big Dipper over Denver

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Post by vonmackle » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:45 pm

I missed the good evening light on these rock formations near Silver Jack Reservoir on Saturday, so I made myself get up in the middle of the night to shoot them by moonlight.

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Post by vonmackle » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:14 pm

I've been wanting to shoot this scene of Grays and Torreys under moonlight for a couple years now and I finally made it happen this past weekend. I camped in the basin near the saddle between Torreys and Kelso on Saturday night and made my way up to the ridge after dark. On the way up I got into a stare down with a creepy pair of eyes that I'm guessing was a fox. It was a great night.

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Post by IntrepidXJ » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:51 pm

Great shot! Very nice!
vonmackle wrote:I've been wanting to shoot this scene of Grays and Torreys under moonlight for a couple years now and I finally made it happen this past weekend. I camped in the basin near the saddle between Torreys and Kelso on Saturday night and made my way up to the ridge after dark. On the way up I got into a stare down with a creepy pair of eyes that I'm guessing was a fox. It was a great night.

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Re: night sky pictures

Post by EatinHardtack » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:15 pm

Eschuette wrote:Although not a mountain, it is a selfportrait in the backcountry of Australia at Wangi Falls....Cheers!

F Yeah, nice
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Re: night sky pictures

Post by eleeth » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:19 pm

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Shot this by Willow Lake on a short backpacking trip to the bells this summer.
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Re: night sky pictures

Post by Couloirman » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:55 pm

Watching the Perseids meteor shower on Guanella pass this past summer. Unfortunately, no meteors were caught on film, but I learned a lot about night shooting and will give it another go as soon as I can.


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Re: night sky pictures

Post by moneymike » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:04 pm

Sweet, merciful Jesus! I just discovered this thread right now (well, maybe 1 minute previous to now). These pictures are amazing!

This is great, folks. Keep it up!
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