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      07-24-2011, 08:09 AM   #727
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haha thanks guys.thats me on the left , set the camera and run!! told them to stand still for 10 seconds, of course the girls moved a bit, especially the one in the middle..
I'm surprised no one stole the camera while you ran back and forth. Gotta be careful to leave it like that...
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looks good, but looks like it's tipping to the right a bit
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A desktop helps with processing photos. Don't know if it is the same frame as before but looks a bit better.
Not the same image as the other thread, this has a satellite in it.
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Nice detail and saturation in the Milky Way. Was this another 17mm / 30 s exposure (or did you expose for longer to bring out the starfield)?
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      07-27-2011, 11:14 AM   #733
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17mm F4.5 68 secs and ISO of 800
PP on a desktop helps, the laptop I use is a XP ( I use it for internet only) the longest I used was ~80 secs but by then the moon was up and I got poop.
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      07-27-2011, 12:11 PM   #734
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PP on a desktop helps, the laptop I use is a XP ( I use it for internet only) the longest I used was ~80 secs but by then the moon was up and I got poop.
Your results are certainly good enough that you don't need my advice anymore, but I think you could get away with higher ISOs to shorten the exposure and reduce trailing. While you'll certainly have noise at ISO 1600-3200 it can clean up pretty well in post, while star trails are harder to get rid of.

Another thing you can play with if you just have a sky image with no ground background is stacking a bunch of relatively short high ISO exposures to reduce noise. Each shot will rotate a bit from the previous one just like a star trail, but the individual shots can be free from trails. For instance, you could go to a very high ISO like 6400 and shoot 16 shots in a row each for 10-15 seconds. A stacking program will overlay the exposures and take out the interframe rotation (and, hopefully, much of the noise).
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Your results are certainly good enough that you don't need my advice anymore, but I think you could get away with higher ISOs to shorten the exposure and reduce trailing. While you'll certainly have noise at ISO 1600-3200 it can clean up pretty well in post, while star trails are harder to get rid of.

Another thing you can play with if you just have a sky image with no ground background is stacking a bunch of relatively short high ISO exposures to reduce noise. Each shot will rotate a bit from the previous one just like a star trail, but the individual shots can be free from trails. For instance, you could go to a very high ISO like 6400 and shoot 16 shots in a row each for 10-15 seconds. A stacking program will overlay the exposures and take out the interframe rotation (and, hopefully, much of the noise).
1: I need all the help I can get and your advice while I was there helped.
2: I fear photoshop and would have to pass the stacking on to my son. I know the same works for stacking focus to get incredible dof.
3: ISO noise, hopefully a different camera body would help with that.
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looks good, but looks like it's tipping to the right a bit
thanks, it does
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I tried to get these in before the Mrs came out with the drinks...needless, I didn't make it and got an earful. So enjoy, cause this cups not the only one that took heat.









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^^^Cool shots. Explain what we're seeing. Is it burning or just steaming?
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^^^Cool shots. Explain what we're seeing. Is it burning or just steaming?
Thanks...

Pouring actual fire...from a blue flame tiki torch. Got the idea when I went to light it off another torch and the flames poured to the ground. I just grabbed the first cup I saw on the bar and poured it in while the camera was shooting.

So even through it says Crown, I wouldn't drink it unless you want to go blind.
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The flame from the glass and flame from pouring?
Why give you crap? Wasting CR?
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The flame from the glass and flame from pouring?
Why give you crap? Wasting CR?
Thought I was ruining the glass...like she's ever even used them.
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Just got to make sure you use soap to clean them.
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Just got to make sure you use soap to clean them.
Let wife drink tiki fluid, got it.
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shit happens+insurance pays=toys
though, after 25 years it would have to be quite a few toys to replace her.
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though, after 25 years it would have to be quite a few toys to replace her.
Okay...I washed it, with soap and hot water.
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