Featured Memorial Weekend Milky Way chase

Discussion in 'Astrophotography' started by Nam-in-Sonoma, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Past Memorial Weekend got a chance to go out and chasses some Milky Way with a few friends of mine. Also put to the test my Nisi Natural Night Light filter that help cut the light pollution. It works great but the downside is you loose some light between 1 and 1.5 stop

    [1] We started with South Tufa in Mono Lake in Eastern Sierra
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    South Tufa Mono Lake
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [2]
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    South Tufa Mono Lake
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [3] A selfie
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    South Tufa Mono Lake
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [4] Along HWY 395 we noticed this abandoned house which make perfect subject
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    Along HWY 395
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [5] Watch tower of the Manzanar War Relocation Center
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    Manzanar National Historic Site
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [6] Some light painting
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    MobiĆ¼s Arch
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [7] Would have though we were on Mars...Trona Pinnacles...someone turn on their break light
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    Trona Pinnacles
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [8] Our campground
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    Trona Pinnacles
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [9]
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    Trona Pinnacles
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    [10] The filter cannot match with Las Vegas' light
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    Trona Pinnacles
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr
     
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  2. Great images and nice colors!
    Which lens was in play for these?
     
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  3. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    510
    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Thank you @longviewer@longviewer ... all taken with the fabulous 7-14mm F2.8 Pro.
     
  4. Very cool. I always enjoy the drive down 395 but never seen those Pinnacles before.
     
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  5. disaccurate

    disaccurate Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 10, 2016
    These look amazing! I hope to one day pick up that lens :)

    How heavily processed are these photos, if at all?
     
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  6. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Great shots!

    Were these single exposures?
     
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  7. marting24

    marting24 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 12, 2014
    Martin Gonzalez
    Great meeting you that weekend! And the photos came out fantastic!
     
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  8. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    510
    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Thank you @disaccurate@disaccurate, @wjiang@wjiang, and @marting24@marting24

    The pinnacles one are from Trona Pinnacles and its further south and away from HWY 395.

    Not much processing, just bump up highlight and contrast

    Yes they were all single shot.

    Great meeting you there...such a small world and amazing that we ran into one another in a pitch black area :)
     
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  9. emoslaughter

    emoslaughter Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 9, 2011
    Cleveland Ohio
    Douglas French
    Awesome stuff dude! You are so prolific, always posting brilliant stuff. I need to get a filter system for my 7-14 pro and maybe find a cool desert in Ohio?!
     
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  10. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    I would guess Amish country would be quite dark?
     
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  11. Hypilein

    Hypilein Mu-43 Top Veteran

    618
    Mar 18, 2015
    So for those where you used the natural light filter, I could get similar results with the P7-14 f4 (considering you lost 1 stop using the filter)? I will be going to scotland in a few weeks hoping to try out my first milky way shots in a proper dark sky location, but unfortunately the lens rental company had already lent out their Olympus 8mm f1.8. This gives me hope I could still get something decent.

    How long were your exposures. How high the ISO?
     
  12. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    All I can say is wow! Amazing shots.
     
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  13. Beautiful work Nam.
     
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  14. junkyardsparkle

    junkyardsparkle Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 17, 2016
    Bummin' around SoCal
    Nice... did you happen to take any comparison shots with/without the filter?
     
  15. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    510
    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Thank you @emoslaughter@emoslaughter, @barry13@barry13, @Hypilein@Hypilein, @WendyK@WendyK, @Harvey Melvin Richards@Harvey Melvin Richards and @junkyardsparkle@junkyardsparkle.

    Yes I assume with the Pany 7-14mm F4 you would get the same result. I was at ISO 6400, F2.8 and 30s

    Yes I did. Both are jpg straight out of camera, no pp.

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    Without Nisi Natural Night Light Filter
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr

    With
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    With Nisi Natural Night Light Filter
    by Nam Ing, on Flickr
     
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  16. kawhona

    kawhona Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jun 22, 2013
    Phoenix
    Don Thompson
    Nam 6,7&8 were my favorites great stuff
     
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  17. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
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  18. zippo88

    zippo88 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 9, 2013
    Beautiful shots man!
    As much as I appreciate getting it right in camera. I cant help but think you could get the same result (without losing that stop of exposure) just by pushing your WB more to the blue/magenta side.
    Have you tried matching your unfiltered shots in PP to get the same colours as you would with the nisi filter?

    I really like your images. Light painting and composition are superb!
     
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  19. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    510
    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Nam
    Thank you @zippo88@zippo88
    There were a few of us shooting at the same time...none of them came close to the colors produced by the filter. Granted each one of us have different preference. I will give it a try to edit of of the non filter.
     
  20. moonhawk

    moonhawk Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Feb 12, 2016
    Dave Cherry
    Hi Nam--great shots--but are those two labeled correctly? Maybe it's just the way they show on mu43, (or my display) but the one labeled without filter shows more detail and brightness to me.