The "i'm proud of this picture i took" thread #4

Discussion in 'Digital Photography, Home and Portable Electronics' started by Glidefan, Aug 5, 2013.

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  1. bballfreak6

    bballfreak6 Ancient Guru

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    first ever attempt at astrophotography out in Moogerah, not the best attempt because:

    1. i have no f@cking idea what i was doing
    2. milky way was already falling down the horizon by the time we got there and it just had to be above the only spot in Moogerah with light pollution (camp site)
    3. i have no f@cking idea what i was doing

    Moogerah is just a damn beautiful place to be though, night and day

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    Night sky @Moogerah by basketballfreak6, on Flickr
     
  2. Thug

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    Still better than I could do (we never see it here due to light pollution).
     
  3. Iggyblack

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    You shoot FF right? if so, the 600 rule is a good start. it's not absolutely correct, but it'll get you close to a awsome product.

    600 รท (focal length of the lens) = minimum shutter speed in seconds

    though it does varies for some focal ranges, and the 600 rule is also better applied to FF cameras as it also varies on sensor size and so on.

    although the pic you posted is awsome, and you got the technical stuff down pretty good too. (shutter/aperture/iso) awsome photo! :thumbup:
     
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    I usually refrain from commenting on nudes since I feel that a lot of them are nude shots for the sake of nudity but this one works! I like the lighting, I like the somewhat teasing pose and I like the set. A job well done sir!
     

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    PC: we drove about 100km out of town that night for the shot...hence was a bit sad that the milky way was about gone when we got there, especially when the conditions were otherwise perfect - cold night (surprisingly considering the heat we've been getting), no winds, 0% clouds cover, no moon, not to mention i had 1 10 hour shift at work that day and had to go to a catch up dinner with a friend after (almost went 24 hour straight without sleep lol)

    Iggy: yea i shoot FF when i took that shot it was on tripod shot with my 35mm wide open at f/1.4, ISO was 1600 and exposure was 6 secs...and manual focused using live view
     
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    Thanks Repo :)
     
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    Damn that first one is awesome! Ugly frikkin bug though :p
     

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    I really like the second one, with the moon in the middle!
     
  12. bballfreak6

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    thanks guys :)

    repo: i originally didn't even see the wasps and their nest there and was leaning over it to look at something else, would've very nearly have hit it was so surprised that i didn't get attacked lol
     
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    I went to North Wales last week, and had some time to do landscapes. Here's the first of a couple of sets I did up there. These were taken at the disused Dinorwig Slate Mine. There are a number of old mines up there, and this is one of the biggest. All make great photographic locations.

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    Dinorwig Quarry-1 by Mike_Sowerby, on Flickr


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    Dinorwig Quarry-3 by Mike_Sowerby, on Flickr


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    Dinorwig Quarry-2 by Mike_Sowerby, on Flickr


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    Dinorwig Quarry-4 by Mike_Sowerby, on Flickr


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    Dinorwig Quarry-5 by Mike_Sowerby, on Flickr
     
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  16. FULMTL

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    MikeMK, something is abit off to me about your black and white pictures. It's like there's too much mid tones making the pictures appear flat and lacking depth. How about posting up the original versions in color?

    I've edited one of them, although probably better to edit a colored version. My edits are on the top left and bottom right.
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    Thanks for your help mate. I can post a colour version when I get back from work if needed. I'd be very interested to understand what you done so I can improve my post in the future.
     
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    @bballfreak6
    I really like those!
     
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    really like the last one Mike!

    thanks Anarion :)
     
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