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Old Oct 25, 2014, 11:00 PM   #1
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So I found myself in a very out-of-the-way place with very little artificial lighting while on a recent vacation. I could see the milky way faintly with my naked eye so I thought I'd take a stab at photographing it. I feel like I got the exposure all wrong cause I had to dial it up so far in Lightroom that the noise is plentiful...but I still think they came out decent for a first attempt!

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Old Oct 26, 2014, 11:27 AM   #2
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Untitled by CCampbell2, on Flickr

Milky Way and a passing plane.
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Old Nov 2, 2014, 8:40 AM   #3
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They look great to me! I keep saying I'm going to try shooting the stars but never quite get around to it. Did you try taking shorter multiple exposures and then stacking them? I more or less understand the concept, but have never tried it. One of these days...
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They look great to me, I checked your EXIF info from your flickr page and the exposure time listed was 20 I assume sec's. I also have not tried stars but it looks interesting. The K30 will stack multi exposures internally adding exposures or auto adjusting EV. I have used the feature to blur water while freezing buildings using auto adj EV, but if you uncheck the box it will add exposures thereby reducing noise.
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I agree with the above comments -- even with a bit of noise these images are fantastic.
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Old Nov 3, 2014, 8:22 AM   #6
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Thanks for the comments. I had no idea the K30 would do that. I wish I had. Yes, I went with about 20 seconds for most shots. It was a guess. I didn't know when I would start to get trails so I tried to stay reasonably low. Then I had to bump them up like crazy in light room to bring it all out. It was a first attempt and pretty much a complete guess.
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What great results, especially for a first attempt.
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