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Beneath the Wonder of the Night Sky
3rd PlaceBeneath the Wonder of the Night Sky
kirbic


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Looking Up From Underneath (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark IV
Lens: Rokinon 14/2.4 SP
Location: Kirkland, AZ
Date: Sep 14, 2018
Aperture: f/2.4
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 25s
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2018

Eight 25-second exposures registered and integrated in PixInsight

Post-challenge:
Wow, after 13 years, a ribbon! Woot! Thanks DPCers!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 44
Avg (all users): 6.7917
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3000
Avg (non-participants): 7.1429
Views since voting: 627
Views during voting: 101
Votes: 48
Comments: 12
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09/26/2018 08:21:11 PM
Beautiful capture - a big congrats Fritz on the Yellow Ribbon!!!
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09/26/2018 05:48:05 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! People find it hard to believe that there are really that many stars when you look up in a an AZ sky! You have a fabulous shot!
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09/26/2018 01:25:38 PM
Originally posted by scalvert:

Wow, 13 years, and your last ribbon was a photo of stars, too. Obviously you should get outside more often. I'm impressed that you dared to venture into Pixinsight's deep, muddy waters.

Here's a little trick you might find useful... in Photoshop, select Color Range > Highlights with a pretty big fuzziness value to catch most of the stars. Select > Modify > Expand by 4 or 5 pixels, then hide the selection. Choose Filter > Other > Minimum with a radius of about 0.4 pixels (preserve roundness), and see if that helps.


Ha, yes I do need to get out more, LOL. I finally have a UWA lens that I'm really satisfied with for astro work. Pixinsight has been "fun" to learn, the user interface can be quite daunting to the uninitiated. Thank goodness for lightvortexastronomy.com!
09/26/2018 10:55:01 AM
Wow, 13 years, and your last ribbon was a photo of stars, too. Obviously you should get outside more often. I'm impressed that you dared to venture into Pixinsight's deep, muddy waters.

Here's a little trick you might find useful... in Photoshop, select Color Range > Highlights with a pretty big fuzziness value to catch most of the stars. Select > Modify > Expand by 4 or 5 pixels, then hide the selection. Choose Filter > Other > Minimum with a radius of about 0.4 pixels (preserve roundness), and see if that helps.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2018 08:26:06 AM
Congrats Fritz; fabulous image!
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09/26/2018 08:24:27 AM
Congratulations, Fritz. Absolutely amazing!
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09/26/2018 07:55:02 AM
Originally posted by tanguera:

It boggles the mind that this is your first ribbon.


TO clarify, it's actually my sixth... just been 13 years since the last one, LOL.
09/26/2018 04:30:21 AM
13 yrs!!!! Wow, so glad you beat me then;)

The universe, always dazzling!!

Congratulations.
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09/26/2018 12:31:21 AM
It boggles the mind that this is your first ribbon.
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09/26/2018 12:08:15 AM
Gorgeous, just gorgeous. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2018 10:24:42 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

The Milky way and a sky full of stars is definitely breathtaking to behold! Love the orientation that has the Milky Way cross the frame at a diagonal. Wonderful capture! My only critique is that I think the night sky looks just a tad washed out and can use a adjustment to the contrast to make it a bit darker.
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09/20/2018 01:39:18 PM
Hmmm, wonder who this could be!!! Really gorgeous!
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