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Challenge: Long Exposure VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Tamron SP AF 14mm f/2.8 Aspherical IF for Canon
Date: Aug 25, 2011
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 2000
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Landscape, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2011

First attempt at astral photography. Taken while I was in my sleeping bag :]

Thank you all for the comments and votes. It feels great to have my first ribbon. This was a 30 second exposure. That is Thousand Island lake in the foreground.

@Tome
This was shot at about 10 or 11 at night and I did not try a higher ISO than 2000. This was the first night of 4 on our backpacking trip and I was tried from our 9 mile (all uphill) hike, carrying a heavy pack (the price you pay for being a photographer), so I did not play with the settings to much. The next night it as cloudy and the following night, we got back to camp at about 10:30 in the evening from climbing a 13000'+ peak (Ritter Peak), so there was no photography that night. The last night did not happen, since one of our party came down with Pulmonary Edema and we had to get down to lower elevations ASAP.

Like you said; it's hard to make out the constellations with all those stars, but tail end of Scorpio is to the left in the shot.

PS. I went back to check, and this shot was taken at 8:19 pm. As a matter of fact the glow at visible behind the peak is from the sunset.

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09/12/2011 01:54:24 AM
@bchico. This is Thousand Island lake and Banner Peak in the background (near Mammoth, CA). Thank You,

Takk fyrir mig Þorsteinn!

Message edited by author 2011-09-12 01:55:00.
09/12/2011 12:23:00 AM
Where is this?? Amazing shot love it.
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09/11/2011 09:21:31 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved and your first ribbon! virkilega flott!
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09/10/2011 01:57:11 AM
Pretty picture! Congrats on your maiden blue ribbon!
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09/09/2011 11:40:35 AM
I dove into night sky photography not too long ago, and had the privilege to toy with a 5D MkII with a Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5. Did you use any of the in-camera noise reduction for high ISO or long exposure? Perhaps the skies I dealt with were the limiting factor, but I mainly shot with ISO 3200, F3.5-4.0, 60". This exposure setting is a variation of Jim Richardson's of Nat'l Geographic, on his commentary on shooting the Milky Way. Shots came out fairly clear, and obviously better than my T1i, but still not as clear as I would've liked. With the Milky Way shots, I turned off all in-camera noise reduction, and shot a dark frame to subtract the noise in post process, then did minor curve adjustments in GIMP. Some noise reduction was applied in Digital Photo Professional prior to converting to 16-bit TIF. Excellent shot, and thanks in advance!! Night sky photography is very rewarding.

Apparently, I can't post my website on here, so please email me at depthofreal@gmail.com, and I'd like to discuss the details a little further.
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09/08/2011 09:36:44 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon, amazing shot
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09/07/2011 04:53:57 PM
Thank you Tome,
This was shot at about 10 or 11 at night and I did not try a higher ISO than 2000. This was the first night of 4 on our backpacking trip and I was tried from our 9 mile (all uphill) hike, carrying a heavy pack (the price you pay for being a photographer), so I did not play with the settings to much. The next night it as cloudy and the following night, we got back to camp at about 10:30 in the evening from climbing a 13000'+ peak (Ritter Peak), so there was no photography that night. The last night did not happen, since one of our party came down with Pulmonary Edema and we had to get down to lower elevations ASAP.

Like you said; it's hard to make out the constellations with all those stars, but tail end of Scorpio is to the left in the shot.

PS. I went back to check, and this shot was taken at 8:19 pm. As a matter of fact the glow at visible behind the peak is the from the sunset.

Message edited by author 2011-09-07 20:11:42.
09/07/2011 04:40:16 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! You had a perfect sky, I'm trying to recognize the constellations and with this many stars it's not easy :). If I'm not mistaken, this is taken very late at night :). I'm curious if you've tried a shorter exposure with higher ISO.
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09/07/2011 11:56:07 AM
Thank you all for the comments and votes. It feels great to have my first ribbon. This was a 30 second exposure. That is Thousand Island lake in the foreground.
09/07/2011 11:30:09 AM
How long was this exposure?
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09/07/2011 08:48:06 AM
I would say you did very well for a first attempt. Congrats.
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09/07/2011 06:38:16 AM
Congratulations,great shot and your first ribbon.
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09/07/2011 05:16:13 AM
Congrats on your photo!
I'm really jealous actually. I've been searching to get away from the light pollution for a LONG time, but couldn't ever manage to get a pic like this.
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09/07/2011 04:14:15 AM
Congrats.From your sleeping bag? You should do it more often, this is fantastic.
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09/07/2011 02:59:45 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!
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09/07/2011 02:23:39 AM
congrats on the first ribbon and PB! stunning shot! (for your personal use you may want to darken the white wall in the foreground completely)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2011 11:15:50 PM
Fabulous shot.
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09/06/2011 03:37:06 PM
Amazing shot
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09/03/2011 11:43:50 PM
Very cool sky.
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09/02/2011 07:03:10 PM
well done!
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09/02/2011 04:47:41 PM
nice
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09/01/2011 02:21:31 PM
Well executed shot, i like the framing of the trees on the right as a 'stopper', the mountain well placed, would look great in a magazine, not as artistically stimulating as other images, but is in my top 5 images from this comp
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09/01/2011 01:02:28 AM
Wow, just wow! Our universe is magnificent and you captured it so very beautifully! 9
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08/31/2011 03:12:21 PM
Wow, so awesome.
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08/31/2011 02:51:04 PM
wonderful - literally!
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08/31/2011 01:43:29 PM
Wow!
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08/31/2011 09:50:08 AM
wow, this is great, such detail in the sky (milky way)
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08/31/2011 06:39:34 AM
I love Milky Way shots, and you nailed this. It really makes me wish I didn't live in a dusty, smoggy city. I need to move to Iceland or something.
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