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Stargazing in the City
Stargazing in the City
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Challenge: Night Sky (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: Jun 2, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 22 minutes
Galleries: Sky, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 3, 2008

The wife and I just got the Canon 10-22, so I was playing with it over by the empty lot behind our neighborhood. This shot is just for the fun of the update button. I was planning on doing a spinning earth/stars/polaris shot at a better location (not the middle of the city), but I just didn't get it done.

Shot in RAW: adjusted white balance

PS:
Slight (1 degree) distortion correction
Slight (1 degree again!) rotate
Crop
Cloned around Polaris a bit
Dust & Scratches filter
Levels w/gradient mask
Selective Color w/gradient mask
High radius USM
Grayscale/8 bit/Duotone
Resize
USM
Save for web

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 46
Avg (all users): 6.3485
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1786
Avg (non-participants): 6.3614
Views since voting: 1125
Views during voting: 692
Votes: 396
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/10/2008 08:43:45 PM
I love what's going on in the foreground. Beautiful. An eight for you.
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06/10/2008 10:00:39 AM
Beautifully done! 10
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06/10/2008 06:45:37 AM
A very challenging environment to get star trails, but very well done!~
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06/10/2008 05:23:55 AM
Wonderful shot
fits the challenge perfectly
good luck

Kev
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06/09/2008 10:14:51 PM
I like how you centered the center of your star trails. The bright lights of the city against the dark sky works well.
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06/09/2008 05:40:04 PM
I'd have liked longer star trails but then you risk blowing out the city lights and its the combination of the two that makes this work. Great attempt but it leaves me wanting more! :)
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06/07/2008 07:14:17 PM
Great capture of the effects of light pollution!!
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06/07/2008 12:46:20 AM
not a big fan of the spinning stars but i love this composition. great shot.
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06/06/2008 02:31:05 AM
excellent - extremely well done and well thought out to center on the north star.
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06/06/2008 02:26:11 AM
Wow, your lucky to even get a night sky with all that light pollution!
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06/05/2008 09:05:26 PM
Wow...amazing...I wonder how you did this? Love to learn to take photograph like this....: )
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06/05/2008 08:46:30 PM
Really nice, good colour.
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06/05/2008 07:02:05 PM
stunning!
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06/05/2008 01:47:30 PM
Wow! Lovely.
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06/05/2008 01:41:02 PM
This is kinda pretty, but for some reason, I don't get all that excited about it. If I could put my finger on why, I would certainly let you know.
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06/05/2008 09:24:08 AM
Interesting composition.
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06/05/2008 03:53:27 AM
Very good work.
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06/04/2008 10:12:09 PM
Crazy amazing, perfect use of negative space, great job with the city lighting too, 10 from me and a ribbon prediction.
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06/04/2008 10:04:36 PM
Nice layout with the negative space which holds all the star action.
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06/04/2008 07:10:56 PM
Very nicely done in light polluted skies: 9
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06/04/2008 07:49:31 AM
nice, a good way to hide what must be pretty aweful light polution!
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06/04/2008 05:22:59 AM
Thats fantastic, although I would have loved to see a little more contrast or brightness of the star trails (so that are seen better). But other than that nice shot!
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06/04/2008 04:54:29 AM
lacks a bit of punch found in other similar photos
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06/04/2008 02:25:56 AM
great photo process
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06/04/2008 01:28:11 AM
Nice time exposure.
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06/04/2008 12:20:28 AM
interesting.
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