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Crazy Rhythm
Crazy Rhythm

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Collection: January 2019 -- Get Moving
Camera: Canon EOS-7D Mark II
Lens: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens For Canon EF
Location: Northern Southern California
Date: Jan 3, 2019
Aperture: f/2,8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 15
Galleries: Cityscape, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2019

Viewed: 221
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

Get off your rear end and take pictures.

Last night I made it as far as the backyard. I was aiming to take pictures of the Quadrantids Meteor Shower and set up my camera, aimed it at what I thought was the right direction at the right time, and set the timer to shoot continuously for about an hour after which I processed my 190 images in CC2019. (Thank heavens for batch processing.) After going through the images, I think I MAY have gotten ONE small meteor (just to the left of the Pole Star) and a TON of what I think are satellite trails with maybe an airplane or two thrown in. Well.... applying the lemonade philosophy, I stacked everything for star trails and then ruthlessly over-processed it in Aurora HDR. This isn't what I want to do every day, but I kind of like the straight lines with the circles.

In case anyone is curious, that web shaped thing in the lower right isn't a set-up for communicating with outer space, it's my clothes line. The shadows on the neighbor's house are from a yucca tree in the front yard.

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01/31/2019 10:59:35 AM
well, that's astounding - really - I like this one better than a lot of "cleaner" astrophotographs I've seen - it demonstrates the true riot that is the night sky, everything flying around at sixes and sevens
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01/17/2019 08:40:50 PM
I didn't know you had to take so many pictures to get a shot like this. It's pretty cool!
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01/12/2019 10:00:21 PM
So much happening in this composition. Fifteen minutes really brought out all the action in that sky! It's mesmerizing!
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01/07/2019 08:10:19 PM
Holy cow!!! What a nifty light show! I would have absolutely no idea how to do this, so props to you for doing it!!
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01/06/2019 08:52:32 AM
Impressive view with the circles and lines! (Nice camera option btw)
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01/05/2019 11:52:13 PM
Wow! This is awesome, Germaine. I love the combination of the urban domestic and the majestic infinite and the in-between diagonals. Love the colours and the shadows too.
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01/05/2019 05:30:08 PM
The light on the house and shrubs is beautiful. I love the diagonal lights across the sky and especially like the clothes line communication center.
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01/05/2019 04:38:45 PM
Oh this is beautiful. I wanted to get out for the meteor shower as well. I am a wimp as 19 degrees was just too cold for me.
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01/05/2019 12:51:58 PM
you are approaching Van Gogh. Hang on to your ears!

I love this insane image
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01/05/2019 09:08:33 AM
The unseen around us. Modern communications and espionage.
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01/05/2019 02:38:28 AM
loved your story Germaine .. and talk about getting off your rear end .. you totally did that .. altho the processing might have put you back a bit .. anyway .. i'm really loving the high contrast and crazy bright and eye popping colours .. it literally jumps right off my screen this image .. :)
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01/05/2019 02:35:38 AM
Pull me in and spit me out, a truly weird effect here.
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01/04/2019 11:18:24 PM
I love that you described the process of taking this picture although I don't have a clue on how to do this or process or stack images or.... Or Aurora HDR. So I enjoy even more the image!
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01/04/2019 10:22:00 PM
Makes me dizzy without making me feel sick (as I do on one of those playground merry-go-rounds). I like this.
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