First steps into the Milky Way….

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I haven’t done any night time photography since my days in film (a LONG time ago) and have never attempted stars, so here is the first up.  The new moon has presented a few nights of breathtaking displays of the Milky Way, so last night I attempted to capture it..what a steep learning curve, and all exposures too long and hence the start of star trails but can’t wait to have another go.  I decided to share this as the image still portrays what a tiny, minuscule spot we are in the beautiful grand scheme of things…

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Looking south east towards Mt Macedon

 

14 Replies to “First steps into the Milky Way….”

    1. Thanks Robert! Next time I’m after the stars sharper – in a larger view than this they have started to create trails. It was a good night for it – very warm and still 🙂

  1. That’s a great start indeed, Lisa! I’ve only tried it a few times since switching to the digital medium right around the turn of the millenium, with varying degrees of success. If I don’t expose long enough, not enough starlight reaches the sensor to register adequately. If I really push the ISO up, I get so much noise it’s hard to dell it from the stars, and it takes a lot of painstaking micro-cloning, only a few pixels at a time. But when the results are good–as with yours here–how rewarding it is!

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