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And dusk becomes night...
And dusk becomes night...

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Transitions II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Near Brooklyn, WI
Date: Jun 9, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 15 seconds
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2007

Me: Hey, I've got this night-time silhouette photo I sorta like.
I: What challenges are going on right now?
Me: Well, there's Pure.
I: No, even you couldn't stretch that one. Hey, how about Transitions?
Me: Sure, day turning into night, yada yada. That'll work!
I: You're pathetic.

Shot at a star party for the Madison Astronomical Society. Camera sitting on the ground, propped by a bunched up blanket. Pointed up at these guys and told them to stand/sit still for a moment.

Crop and rotate
Little USM on the final resize.

The stars on the left are visibly trailed, even at the 640 crop. I don't think that could actually be the Earth's movement in only 15 seconds, so I think the camera may have slumped a bit on that side because the tree over there seems a bit more blurred too.

Place: 91 out of 304
Avg (all users): 5.7958
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.6032
Avg (non-participants): 5.9494
Views since voting: 3800
Views during voting: 209
Votes: 142
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2007 11:59:14 PM
Envy you guys. But that is night !! IS that a Meade ?
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06/18/2007 02:53:29 PM
I've always loved photos like this, with a bit of a glow on the horizon and the red-highlighted silhouettes of a telescope and the people using it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/17/2007 11:01:37 PM
I always wanted to do a self portrait like this with my scope. Beautiful photo. 10
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06/14/2007 12:50:28 PM
excellent job catching the stars.
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06/14/2007 07:37:24 AM
Excellent shot. 7
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06/14/2007 02:04:55 AM
Great exposure. psart
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