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Been a long time between drinks astrophotography wise for me this year. Work has been all consuming and coupled with the very wet weather lately I was desperate to get out a few nights ago when it was clear. No plan. No killer location. Just went for a drive and gazed up.

20 image panorama. Canon 6D, 24mm, F/2, ISO 6400, 15 seconds exposures
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Rockin-billy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
Still amazing, I would kill to know how to process the milky way like you do,
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
Lovely image!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
You're welcome!
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Singingnaturist Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
Superb work. Fabulous photograph. - Phil :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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Singingnaturist Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
My pleasure!! :)
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improbablesage Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016   General Artist
Good to see you back!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016   General Artist
fantastic!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016   General Artist
no worries :D
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eclipse4d Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016   Digital Artist
Priceless Beauty.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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NismyFForm Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Delightful photo, the wide view is a plus. :clap: 
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Professional Photographer
nice panorama :thumbsup: ;)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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CelestiaPL Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
WOW
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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Manovich-art Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicce one. The U.K. is so polluted with light it's hard to get shots like this.
Amazing capture.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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sketch2005 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It's not a drawing but it's cool though😗
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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foureyes Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
Awesome capture Greg :thumbsup:!!!!!!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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artamusica Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
So glad that you were able to get out there and be happy! I tried some astrophotography with bokayeh when we were in the American southwest. Unfortunately there was a full moon, but there were 4 planets out in the night sky. We tried for the Milky Way over Cedar Breaks Canyon. We need to work on getting the foreground in focus. :nod: thanks for sharing!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin) Hope you get a chance to try again soon and send me the links to the pictures so I can check them out.
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artamusica Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there, Greg, sorry it took me so long to get back to you, but it's been just way too busy for me to do much here on DA. Here's the link, the photo needs to be more in focus, obviously, and I think for 5 seconds less exposure as the stars are starting to move here (hand it set for 30 seconds). At least that's what I would try next time. But getting that focus, and keeping it--that is so hard!
 The Milky Way over Cedar Breaks, Utah by artamusica
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Julie,
Thanks for sending me the picture.  Yes, with the moon being so bright it really does wash out the stars a lot so you do not get the full impact of the Milky Way.  Nice shot though.  Looking at the image, I actually think it is not really a focus issue.  The stars are small bows which to me looks like the camera moved slightly during the exposure.  If it was just a slightly too long exposure the short star trails should be straight lines, not curves.  This would explain the blurry foreground too.  Was there a lot of wind at the time?  Looking at how "tight" the lines are in the stars your focus actually looks like it was pretty good, but I suspect the camera was not as stable as it should have been on the tripod.  Next time try to make sure that your tripod is really well positioned so that it does not flop around.  If it is a fairly flimsy tripod I recommend that you do not extend it much at all and more shoot from ground level, or you can hang a bag full off rocks from the center column to add weight to it to make it more stable.  Also make sure that you do not touch the camera or tripod in anyway during the exposures.  Set a 2 or 10 second delay for the shutter so that the camera has time to stop vibrating after you press the shutter button.  Hope this helps and best of luck with your next try.  Let me know how you go.
Kind Regards
Greg
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artamusica Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Greg, that's most encouraging and great advice. The biggest drawback of my camera is that it doesn't have a set-up for a remote. I did set the timer though, and couldn't change it so it had a 30 second shutter delay, then a 30 second shot. I would probably try 25 seconds on the shutter the next time around. Was it windy? Yes, it was a bit but not a gale, and it was quite chilly. But mostly there were tons of people around. I had my new tripod which is much more stable than my last one, and we were quite constrained by the big log safety fence. In order to get any of the canyon in, we had to either shoot above the fence or between the logs from quite low down. I opted for above, my daughter tried in between, and I got the best (lucky) shot. Great tips on the tripod stability though, will try that the next time, thanks! I really appreciate the advice and encouragement. Will let you know the next time I have ago!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful indeed
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
very welcxome
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randompugdog Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
That is amazing!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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