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06/30/2009 12:52:46 PM · #1
I came across this earlier today and love it.

The Photographer's Ephemeris

It's is free software that uses Google maps and will draw lines on the map showing where Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset will occur for any location and date. This is great for when I want to get photos of the sun setting behind the Golden Gate Bridge, it will show me where I need to be and what time of year to have the sun be exactly where I want it to be in my photo.

I'm having a lot of fun playing with it and have already started a photo calendar of places I need to go on a certain
06/30/2009 01:08:14 PM · #2
Thanks. I'm adding it to the freebie software list.

I also plagiarized your description of it.

Message edited by author 2009-06-30 13:14:05.
06/30/2009 01:15:17 PM · #3
I am having so much fun with this, thanks for sharing!
06/30/2009 01:28:04 PM · #4
That's way cool. We used to figure that stuff out with almanacs, astronomical tables, and topographical maps when planning remote shoots. This certainly is a tad easier Unfortunately, they don't have much detail for the Cape as yet...

R.
06/30/2009 01:47:27 PM · #5
I'll have to check this out. Currently I use a combination of Google Earth and Stellarium.
06/30/2009 02:00:30 PM · #6
Ah very cool, they also list nautical and astronomical twilight. Great program.
06/30/2009 02:12:22 PM · #7
Neat! Oh, wait... does anyone say "neat" any more?
06/30/2009 02:12:25 PM · #8
Oh...I just installed it. How cool! Thank you for sharing.

Salt Water Tides is useful as well.

Of course, just asking another photographer who is smarter than I am is always my best bet...;-)
06/30/2009 03:04:06 PM · #9
Originally posted by BeeCee:

Neat! Oh, wait... does anyone say "neat" any more?


Groovy
06/30/2009 03:07:05 PM · #10
Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by BeeCee:

Neat! Oh, wait... does anyone say "neat" any more?


Groovy


Bitchin'!

R.
06/30/2009 03:31:32 PM · #11
Radical!!!
06/30/2009 04:05:46 PM · #12
As I said this is going to be very useful for me. I recently drove 2.5 hours to a beach in Big Sur that has a large rock with a hole in it out in the water just off the beach. I had seen a photo with the setting sun lighting up the rocks behind the hole and wanted to get that shot. I waited 3 hours for sunset only to discover that the sun had to be over to the right 30 degs more than it was in order to get the shot. Not a complete waste of the day as I got some other good shots but a waste of a couple of hours.

Using this program I now know that I need to go back in October. :)
06/30/2009 04:25:22 PM · #13
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by BeeCee:

Neat! Oh, wait... does anyone say "neat" any more?


Groovy


Bitchin'!

R.

Boss!
06/30/2009 05:03:03 PM · #14
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

That's way cool. We used to figure that stuff out with almanacs, astronomical tables, and topographical maps when planning remote shoots. This certainly is a tad easier Unfortunately, they don't have much detail for the Cape as yet...

R.


all these years , like other indians, i relied on palm reading and horoscope. Now finally technology to save me. Lets hope it is as accurate as horoscope though, i have lots of faith in horoscopes.
06/30/2009 05:04:22 PM · #15
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by scarbrd:

Originally posted by BeeCee:

Neat! Oh, wait... does anyone say "neat" any more?


Groovy


Bitchin'!

R.

Boss!


where!!!

/runs away /
06/30/2009 07:26:37 PM · #16
Thanks for the info! Much better than seat of the pants calculations! I'll second the recommendation for www.saltwatertides.com
06/30/2009 07:37:15 PM · #17
Oh good! Now, I can just continue to pester ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MPeters who is on my list of smart photographers to ask...of course!

::beams::
06/30/2009 07:46:24 PM · #18
Originally posted by hihosilver:

Oh good! Now, I can just continue to pester ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MPeters who is on my list of smart photographers to ask...of course!

::beams::


Mainly I excel at getting past the Pebble Beach guard shack without paying the toll... :)
06/05/2010 05:12:46 PM · #19
A long overdue bump....
06/05/2010 05:45:13 PM · #20
There's an app for that. ;-)

Called LighTrac. I have it for the iPad, probably one for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Message edited by author 2010-06-05 17:45:41.
06/05/2010 05:52:02 PM · #21
The actual Ephemeris iPhone App is $8.99...
06/08/2010 05:36:09 AM · #22
Just found this piece of software and about to let every one know about it when I saw this thread.

How is every one finding it accuracy in the sunrise and set positions?

Do we have an 'offical' list of free photography software?
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