Milky Way over Bryce Canyon

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  1. Marcy

    Marcy Well-Known Member

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    went out at 1AM spent a couple hours getting some good shots - it was so quiet and pleasant down the edge on the Sunset Point overlook - trying out a new method of taking MW shots getting sharper stars

    [​IMG]2018_bryce_MWpano_02_web by starburr45, on Flickr
     
  2. AlanLichty

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    Very nice Marcy. I like the use of silhouettes for the foreground instead of trying to fill in light that wasn't there.

    I was hoping for a nice MW shot there a couple of weeks ago but didn't have the right moon cycle timed for that visit.
     
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    This is very nice Marcy and a Pano to boot!

    I personally go for a cooler WB in my star shots when the sky turns that color as it gets later in the night. But other then that, it looks pretty sweet.
     
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    Very nice pano, well executed. I'd say your new method worked very well. Like Jim, I tend to favor a cooler WB, but there's certainly nothing wrong with this beauty.

    Bart
     
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    Very nice!
     
  7. Ben Egbert

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    I have no idea how you stitch a MW shot with long exposure and moving stars, but you did a great job here and I like it a lot.
     
  8. Marcy

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    It is not as hard as you might think LR does a great job_ 6 vertical shots overlapping about 25% @ 25 seconds f/2.8 iso 2500- then use LR to stitch the 6 shots together then process however you like
     
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    So I use ACR and Photoshop which ought to worm the same. but I never expected them to line up the stars. I recall trying to stack MW shots a few years back and PS could not align them. Maybe it has gotten better.
     
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    The stars don't need to align perfectly. It definitely helps to have some land in the shot to help the alignment.
     
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    Spectacular!
     
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    Very nice silhouette. I just love astro-landscapes. Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Very nice. I agree with Alan on letting the rocks go black.
     
  14. Marcy

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    you might want to look at this article - this is what I tried - though I did not do foreground shot
    you might want to look at this article - this is what I tried
    https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/star-stacking-for-pinpoint-stars-and-low-noise/
     
  15. Ben Egbert

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    Thanks Marcy, I will have to try this next time I have an opportunity. I have used star stacking programs in the past, but maybe 5 years ago and it was clutzy and my computer was not up to the task.
     

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