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Milky Way over Grand Canyon
Milky Way over Grand Canyon

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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2021-08 (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF Macro for Nikon
Location: North RIm Grand Canyon, Arizon
Date: Sep 2, 2021
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 2000
Shutter: 5 SEC
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2021


Place: 6 out of 39
Avg (all users): 6.6579
Avg (participants): 6.6500
Avg (non-participants): 6.6667
Views since voting: 266
Views during voting: 74
Votes: 38
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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09/25/2021 01:20:05 AM
Originally posted by kasaba:

Stunning - I am going on a photo trip next week and one of the "lessons" will be astrophotography - can't wait to learn this.

I used a Sigma 20 mm f/1.4 on a D850, which is a Hoover for light.

Depending on your camera/lens, start with the lens wide open, ISO 1600 to 3200. Shutter speed, use the 500 "rule." Divide 500 by your focal length to get the longest shutter speed possible without stars being streaks, not distinct dots. Which I did not follow. Take lots of shots, zoom in with live view to see stars in your exposure, and just fiddle around.

Good Luck! DM when you get back if you'd like.

09/23/2021 01:44:14 AM
Stunning - I am going on a photo trip next week and one of the "lessons" will be astro photography - can't wait to learn this.
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09/22/2021 12:44:23 AM
Congrats on your top 10!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2021 09:07:31 AM
My favorite in this challenge.
09/18/2021 08:53:36 AM
Lovely long exposure
09/15/2021 11:22:16 AM
You even caught a lightning strike :)
09/15/2021 05:32:12 AM
Love the scale of this, along with the the little flash of orange.

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