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Old Apr 10, 2007, 12:16 PM   #1
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The brilliant Venus isclose to the tiny cluster Pleiades today and tomorrow. Two photos. The first one is through criss-crossing electric wires. The glow of neon street light is visible on the wires.
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Old Apr 10, 2007, 12:18 PM   #2
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This is the view from the terrace of my house where I had to move to avoid the glare of the street light.
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Old Apr 10, 2007, 1:21 PM   #3
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WOW, now astral photography!!!! Those are really neat photos and a far cry from your macro world!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!!
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Old Apr 10, 2007, 3:25 PM   #4
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Great shots - what sort of exposure time did you use?
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Old Apr 10, 2007, 3:54 PM   #5
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Nice shooting Raghu.
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Old Apr 10, 2007, 6:21 PM   #6
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Good shooting Raghu. Looks like we had a similar idea.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23

I had not recognised it but I have actually got the pleadis on the last shot as well.

Can I ask how you coped with the very dark viewfinder/lcd. How did you frame shots, and how did you get focus ? I found it very difficult.
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Old Apr 10, 2007, 7:11 PM   #7
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Annie, Tony, Ted and Rafael - thanks for viewing and comments. Rafael, I saw your pics and agree. The first thing that struck me is you have amuch cleaner sky! My pics were shot at f2.8 with 8 sec exposure, the max my camera allows. For framing, I first use the night scene mode on the dial. Venus being very bright, I had no problem using it as the reference point. Once I set the frame, I turn the dial to Manual mode and then shoot. This has worked for me. I also noted the extensive ideas given by the other gentleman in your thread - very useful tips.
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Nice shots. It appears 8 seconds was enough in this instance.
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