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I had to get out under the stars at least once during International Dark Sky Week. I headed back to the pine forest that was completely burnt out by a bushfire a few months ago. It is quite eerie walking amongst all the bare trees.

25/04/2014
19 image all sky panorama. Canon 5D MkII, 14mm, F/2.8, ISO 3200, 19 x 30 seconds.
It was only after I stitched the images together that I noticed the bird like pattern made by the trees against the sky.


The area on fire a few months ago
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JanuarysDaughter Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014   General Artist
Words escape me... 
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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MrWab Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Do you sell this as a print?
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MrWab Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Amazing! This shot blows my mind every time I look at it! But I don't get how it's done? Buy the time you've taken the last photo must have moved a lot by then?
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D Yes the sky has moved a bit from the first to the last photo and in this case it would have been about 10 minutes between the first and last photos, but my panorama stitching software does a great job off interpreting each photo and warping the photo to match it's neighbors if needed.  Even so you can end up with a visible stitching error sometimes, which is why when I do these particular shots I start and finish is a fairly featureless area of the scene so any errors are not through a focal point of the image.  I would never start and finish at the central bulge of the milky way for instance.
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MrWab Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Cheers mate, not many things hold my attention as much as this picture! I am in awe! Do you do any or recommend any tutorials for landscape astrophotography?
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shadyga Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Hello Greg.

I from Russia and love photography especially analog.
I
understand that many people ask you about you technique of making night photos and hope that you answer a few of my
questions.

Most of all i'm interested in how far from your city and from light you go? Is it important to be very far or you can make good shoot in city?

You use so high
photosensitivity. Is it normal? Do you have problems with noise?

Do you combine in your photos day and night shoots?

19 x 30 = 570 seconds. Why you use 19 photos but not 1 photo with 570 seconds exposure? Why 30 seconds is an optimum time?
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello Alexander,
Apologies for the late reply.  Been very busy with packing for a house move lately.  To answer your questions:
- The further you can get away from Light Pollution the more detail you will be able to see (and photograph) in the Milky Way.  I currently live about 60 kilometers from the nearest town.

- High ISO is normal for landscape astrophotography using a normal tripod as you need to "freeze" the motion of the stars.  Read my tutorial here on the 600 Rule: www.capturingthenight.com/astr…
The 600 Rule will tell you what your maximum shutter speed can be so it is then down to fast apertures and high ISO's to get the right exposure.  Some cameras are better at handling high ISO's than others.  Full frame cameras are best.

-  You misunderstood my description:  this is a panorama or mosaic made from 19 images.  Each of those 19 images was of 30 seconds in length.  30 seconds is the shutter speed I use for that particular camera and lens combination (according to 600 or less rule).  I do not have a lens that would cover that same field of view in one image.  This is even wider than a so called "fish eye" lenses field of view.
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shadyga Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Thank you so much for your answer.
I read your tutorial. It will help me =)

ps. Moon like a letter "C" is a FANTASTIC! :D
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KristenSpork Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   General Artist
Gorgeous composition! ♥
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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:iconiwantsleep:
IWantSleep Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
It's amazing, makes me feel as if I was there myself. Beautiful capture
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!  I live near Cincinnati, Ohio with tons of light pollution at night.  I want to see the stars like this some time in my life!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D I hope you get a chance to experience a truly dark sky soon.
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning work. Wonderful!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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JoergJohannMueller Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
:clap:
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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redxheadxgurl Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing.... <3
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great shot, Greg ~ but you're right, it's kinda spooky! :deviation: :camera: :hug: Coco
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmypleasuresignplz: :heart: !!!
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Deranged-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, I had to look at this side ways in order to understand this properly. :O
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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shep4life Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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shep4life Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Most welcome!
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MangaDEMONakina Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I LOVE THIS! i love all your photographs...

--Demonic
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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MangaDEMONakina Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student General Artist
my pleasure! Emoji32 

--Demonic
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your amazing work featured here ---> k-i-mm-i-e.deviantart.com/jour… .Kim by k-i-mm-i-e  
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime.:admire: 
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Kuzay-i Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love wings KFC Chicken Epic Dance 
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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DarshMecEl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Now that's special ,thank you : )
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Cool concept and capture!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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Gravity-bolt Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this so reminds me of kiki when she was looking at the painting with the ravens
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
???
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93Mugsy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing Work!!! :)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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birain2020 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
cool
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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Intimidator777 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In a word- Stunning
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)
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