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First Milky Way of the season (Washington State)

Discussion in 'Night, InfraRed, and UltraViolet Photography' started by socrdude, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. socrdude

    socrdude

    Jun 5, 2009
    USA-Today
    3MW with Giants-2.jpg
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  2. Nice, very nice Karl.
     
  3. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    You picked a great location and executed the capture and processing extremely well! I'd be stoked to get such an image!
     
  4. socrdude

    socrdude

    Jun 5, 2009
    USA-Today
    thanks Nick/Karen .. it was rough as moon set was around 2:20 am and as you know being up in the PNW.. the eastern skies start to light up, pretty early, but it turned out nicely.. as I scouted the spot out before and was hoping.. you never now unless you go.. But boy, standing on this mountain area, in the dark, solo.. can get creepy as there are Cougars in the area, not that they bother with people, but if they are surprised by some guy in the dark, in the middle of the night, making no noise..
     
  5. Jeff1

    Jeff1

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    Mar 26, 2017
    Ferndale, WA
    Jeff
    That's a wall hanger! Jeff
     
  6. Nicely done..I can picture myself out there in the night enjoying the solitude of nature.
     
  7. Outstanding photo. I like the way the stars graduate from lighter to darker skies.
    Would you please share your settings..
     
  8. Wonderful image! What is the yellow light coming from behind the hills? It is most probably the moon but I'm used to seeimg the silver light of moon and that's why I'm a bit confused.
     
  9. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Great picture Karl.
    In our region you'll have no chance to see the Milky Way - to much lights around.

    I like it a lot
    Klaus
     
  10. That's a beauty Karl, great location with those trees.
     
  11. socrdude

    socrdude

    Jun 5, 2009
    USA-Today
    Light Pollution from the City of Olympia, Wa, the State capital. Driving time to Olympia is around 1 hr from this location
     
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  12. socrdude

    socrdude

    Jun 5, 2009
    USA-Today
    thanks.. I scoped this place out, hoping for that it would work out this way.. happy or maybe Lucky it all worked out.
     
  13. socrdude

    socrdude

    Jun 5, 2009
    USA-Today
    sorry for the delay.... D750 , Tokina 17mm 3.5 shot at 3.5, ISO 4000 for 20 seconds
     
  14. socrdude

    socrdude

    Jun 5, 2009
    USA-Today
    at first, you are out there, I mean, out there, solo, in the dark-dark, on a logging road, far from people and any help, so at first, its a bit, scary, but as you are out there, it gets better and you feel more comfortable. But still, noise in the brush, etc, does get my attention anyway, as there are Cougars in and around that area. My wife has seen them twice, hiking, of course, I have not, the one with the Camera, but still, to be there, is amazing none the less.
     
  15. Another great Milky Way Picture!
     
  16. Like this one a lot. Foreground adds so much to this photo.
     
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