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« Reply #475 on: 01/03/2016, 08:55 PM »
Stunning!
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« Reply #476 on: 01/03/2016, 09:01 PM »
Hi All. I've been MIA for a few weeks. New job, settling in, and the husband duties in the evening.
Just a quick update. I've been judged and I now am a finalist in the photo competition.

My photo is exhibited at Collins Square (727 Collins st Melbourne) so if you're in the area pop in and give us a vote for people's choice.
The judges will vote again on Friday and select the winners in each category for the major prize.

Beautiful pic mate, hope comp goes well for you!

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« Reply #477 on: 02/03/2016, 08:20 AM »
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« Reply #478 on: 22/05/2016, 03:43 PM »
Thought I'd give this topic a boot up...

I took the gear outside about 11 pm one night last week and took some shots of the milky way / southern cross.

Pretty crappy results, but hey you have to start somewhere ;)

I used the 50 mm prime.

Shooting away from a 1/3 sized moon, pretty dark sky, 5000 kelvin, 3200 ISO, F2.0 (in daylight on this lens it always results in a sharper exposure than F1.4)  manual focus on infinity, and various different exposure time from 2 secs up to about 10 secs, and no filter on lens.

Just to see what gives....

Buggered if I know what others reckon about the settings I chose, but I wasnt happy with the results. However as stated earlier, you gotta start somewhere and see what happens.

Oddly it seems (to me) the 50 mm lens isnt wide enough, when you compare what the camera captured compared to what you see with your eyes  ;)  I dont have a wide angle prime, so might try the 24-70mm zoom on 24mm next time just to compare.

I also took a couple of shots over one of the dams that showed the mirror effect of the trees in the water....they almost looked like they had been taken in daylight. Great stuff, for photos taken at 11pm at night !

Any tips, pointers, comments on night photography?

I should have mentioned switching off the long exposure noise reduction, and leaving the high ISO noise reduction on std setting.
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« Reply #479 on: 25/05/2016, 04:00 PM »
Hi FC.  I'd go as wide as possible.  Then stop down, ISO up, long exposure and shoot in RAW.  Then tweak your results in Photoshop or some such program.  For starters try ISO 1600, F2.8 (24-70 lens) and 30 seconds.  Then, play from there to let in more light with ISO or Time.  I'm looking forward to taking my 14-24mm F2.8 on holidays in a few weeks and trying it out in a less light-polluted environment.  Keep us posted!!
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« Reply #480 on: 26/05/2016, 08:47 AM »
Thanks Brett....I must admit to thinking that the ISO I used of 3200 was too high as all the photos I took were really grainy looking. Lowering the ISO and extending the exposure time seems like a good place to have a second crack with.

Its only for personal interest, but I want to develop an understanding of how to manipulate the (multitude of) available camera settings for best effect on camera first, before going near photoshop.

I'll let you know what happens..
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