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Star Dreaming
Star Dreaming

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Challenge: Long Exposure V (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Toowoomba QLD
Date: Jun 15, 2010
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1251 Sec
Galleries: Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2010

First Time Ive used Nikon's Noise reduction for this, and I'm really impressed. Ive done this a few times now & I'll admit Im getting better at understanding whats going on inside the camera. So its very much winter here which helps the camera not to over heat & get bad purple fringing. My framing is better as I used a stupid high ISO to check the framing first, & Ive learnt to check the moonrise to eliminate the unwanted light. This time I learnt that 50km odd from a small city isn't enough. The cloud on the horizon is still lit up by it.

Place: 6 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.6579
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 6.1957
Avg (non-participants): 6.7747
Views since voting: 3091
Views during voting: 473
Votes: 228
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/23/2010 04:52:09 AM
Awesome finish! Congrats on the top 10 and on putting a new photo in your top 4!
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06/23/2010 02:26:44 AM
This is really great. I have rarely seen such a clear display of red and blue shifts in stars. It really enhances the 3D 'tunnel effect' on your star trail circle.

I don't think that the city lights worked against you at all in this pic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2010 06:00:22 AM
Wow. If this doesn't ribbon i'll be super surprised! Beautiful.
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06/21/2010 07:50:14 PM
Milky way or Large Magellanic cloud? Great colors!
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06/19/2010 04:31:27 PM
Great sky capture, and I like the silhouetted landscape framing here.
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06/17/2010 10:52:54 PM
Incredible star trails, the soft colours in the sky/lake really add to this shot.
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06/17/2010 02:30:33 PM
How long was this exposure?
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06/16/2010 05:47:30 PM
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06/16/2010 09:17:14 AM
nicely done. One of what, 3 astrophotos in this challenge? I didn't see it in time to take a crack at it, not that the weather would've cooperated anyway.

Would've gotten extra points if you could've incorporated a reflection of the stars in the water (assuming the water was still enough)
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06/16/2010 09:06:26 AM
Very nice.
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06/16/2010 08:01:53 AM
Very solid scene. I like how the clouds add some layers to the photo.
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06/16/2010 12:53:45 AM
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