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    Milky Way

    I took this at a "dark sky" area in Pennsylvania with very little light pollution. Most of the night was cloud covered and it even rained, but there were two half-hour periods where the clouds dissipated and I was able to photograph the stars. Comments and suggestions are always welcomed.

    Milky Way

    This image is 2013 CKCurtis

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    What a wonderful picture.

    These are skies that I used to see as kid, but since becoming all grown up and sensible and living in more urban environments, light pollution denies me the opportunity to see something as spectacular as this.

    However, am off to very remote areas in September and hope I'll be able to see a sky such as this.

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    Re: Milky Way

    stunningly beautiful

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    I've never seen a sky like that. That is awesome, Ken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    am off to very remote areas in September and hope I'll be able to see a sky such as this.
    Good luck, Donald. It's amazing to see, and even more amazing to come home with the image.

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    When I am away from London, the stars are truly an amazing sight when there is no light pollution, but I don't tend to venture out with the camera to shoot them.

    Were these long exposures, Ken?

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    Very nice capture. Truly awesome, Ken.


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    Wonderful. I love the slightly cloudy skies in the distance.

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    This is such a beautiful image, Ken!

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    Beautiful shot.

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    Re: Milky Way

    That is awesome! I'd love to be able to shoot something like that... ...unlikely in central London :P

    Could I suggest, looking at your EXIF data (30secs @ 1600ISO) that maybe next time you double the ISO and half the shutter speed (15 secs at 3200ISO)? The motion blur of the stars is obvious in your pic and should be less so with a faster shutter speed.

    Still a fantastic capture

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    Gorgeous photo, Ken. I've yet to try that and now you've made me want to.

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    Re: Milky Way

    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    Could I suggest, looking at your EXIF data (30secs @ 1600ISO) that maybe next time you double the ISO and half the shutter speed (15 secs at 3200ISO)? The motion blur of the stars is obvious in your pic and should be less so with a faster shutter speed.
    You are correct, Tommy. Thanks for the suggestion. I did not have enough time that night to experiment because the clouds returned. I plan to take another approach. My widest lens is 28-300 f3.5. I plan to order a 16-28 f2.8 so that I can get a much broader view of the sky and at the same time reduce the exposure time by half.

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