Mostly Astronomy! Look at those stars!

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    My first time shooting the stars was a memorable event. I've always been facinated by stars. My childhood room was plastered with constellation, galaxy and astronomy posters. I even had the main constellations replicated in glow-n-the-dark stars on the slanted ceiling above my bed. I was seriously into stars. So much so, that I only alloted a small 6x6" piece of wall for Matt Damon.

    The sky in Jacksonhole, Wyoming was glittering with shooting starts, satellites, planets, & the Milky Way. I have never seen a sky so packed with twinkling lights.

    I was lucky enough to be guided by a group of pros at the ANPW including Martin Gisbourne & Scott Stulberg who'd both had experience shooting the stars.

    I shot this photo on Richard’s Canon 1D Mark III with the excellent tutorship of Scott Stulberg because my little Xti at ISO1600 just couldn’t hack it. You really need a high ISO for this kind of shooting. And the bigger your view finder is the better. I couldn’t see a lick out of mine.

    Also, buy one of those head lamp flashlight so you can see. Cuz mounting a camera on a tripod or switching CF cards in the dark is not a good idea.

    Oh and dress warm cuz you get so chilly waiting for those 30s exposures.

    CHUCKage, DerekSteen, and 191 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. no1chrism 73 months ago | reply

      Having seen this I must have a go!

    2. D4rkHorse101 73 months ago | reply

      Tried this, but with my 400D, living close to the city and a kit lens, this kind of quality is way out my reach.

      Absolutely awesome...

    3. vw4ross 71 months ago | reply

      oh my, this is unreal!!

    4. SentioStudio 69 months ago | reply

      Amazing beyond words!

    5. Mr. Greenjeans 68 months ago | reply

      A wonderful capture!!!

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      Found in a search. (?)

    6. CHUCKage 67 months ago | reply

      Your photo inspired it to try myself :-)
      wish upon a star....and you will have many wishes here

    7. johncudw2399 67 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, Lisa - really nice stars - Milky Way Starclouds!

    8. davic 67 months ago | reply

      wow!!! this is AMAZING!!!!

    9. yh828 66 months ago | reply

      fantastic capture of Milky way!

    10. ipas13 63 months ago | reply

      Stunning ! :)

    11. Tomisz 60 months ago | reply

      amazing shot!

    12. DustyRoads42 [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

      I think it's just a GREAT scene ! -- Saved to my favorites ! -- Best Wishes ....

    13. johncudw2399 53 months ago | reply

      Nice one, Lisa. I see that the Teapot is setting - that means summer is really over, did you know that?

    14. robs nap 52 months ago | reply

      Not only did you get to see stars, you got to see the Milky Way as few of us moderns get to see it. Were you seeing shadows by starlight? Astonishing, eh? Also, your "My view of the Lunar Eclipse December 2010" gets my vote for Most Interesting Lunar Eclipse er...view of the Lunar eclipse.

    15. Amr Tahtawi Photography 46 months ago | reply

      Simply outstanding, i would love to try this kind of shooting.

    16. davic 42 months ago | reply

      Fantastic!

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