Critique 2019 Octoberfest – acnomad (Andy) – Hardcore - 55mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor - Day 31 - A New Day + Epilogue

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16 Fox River trail: That couple makes the shot--and the composition and the lighting.
17 Eclipse: Most creative, this could be habit forming.
18 Rotation: A distinct sense of vertigo. I think it might be from the branches on the right echoing the motion of the stars. I've never tries one of these, maybe I should . . . .nows the time.
 

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Andy, last images are a ton of fun, eclipse is unique, and glad to see your astrophotography post with workflow. By the way, you are invited down to SE MO, in 2024 for totality, we have over 4 minutes at our farm house this time. Weather permitting of course, if cloudy I will be on the road hunting for cloud free skies.
 
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I've been off the grid for a few days, so do excuse the big dump of comments.

16 Fox River trail: That couple makes the shot--and the composition and the lighting.
17 Eclipse: Most creative, this could be habit forming.
18 Rotation: A distinct sense of vertigo. I think it might be from the branches on the right echoing the motion of the stars. I've never tries one of these, maybe I should . . . .nows the time.
Thanks for catching up, Nick. I appreciate the kind words.
 
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Andy, last images are a ton of fun, eclipse is unique, and glad to see your astrophotography post with workflow. By the way, you are invited down to SE MO, in 2024 for totality, we have over 4 minutes at our farm house this time. Weather permitting of course, if cloudy I will be on the road hunting for cloud free skies.
That's a great offer! Last time around we found an OK spot in Marion, IL, but we'll keep MO in mind for 2024.
 
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19. A Small Tomato (Or a Large Cork?)
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Four images autoaligned in PS and stacked. One-light setup was a small incandescent gooseneck lamp almost directly overhead covered by a 3x5 notecard with slits cut out to create the grid effect. Background was a thin piece of high density foam curled up to form a seamless backdrop.
 
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The star shot is amazing! (Now I've got to look into StarStax.) Your tabletop expertise really shows in the latest one. Thanks for sharing your setup. it's not, but you make it look easy.
 
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19. A Small Tomato (Or a Large Cork?)
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Four images autoaligned in PS and stacked. One-light setup was a small incandescent gooseneck lamp almost directly overhead covered by a 3x5 notecard with slits cut out to create the grid effect. Background was a thin piece of high density foam curled up to form a seamless backdrop.
Exceptional job. Colors are great, and the slits was a stroke of genius. I would have never have thought of that. Well done!
 
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The star shot is amazing! (Now I've got to look into StarStax.) Your tabletop expertise really shows in the latest one. Thanks for sharing your setup. it's not, but you make it look easy.
That software is really only necessary if you don't have PhotoShop, which does a really nice job with the added benefit of keeping the image as a fully editable TIFF. Glad you enjoyed the latest tabletop exercise.
 

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