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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6635 times:

New year, new thread! Despite the ongoing protests, Cairo remains a safe, fun, friendly and facinating place to visit. And it's great for pics:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c06-1.jpg
A piastre for his thoughts

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c01-1.jpg
Some people would say Morris Minors were rubbish, but I'd disagree . . .

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c04-1.jpg
The traditional face of the city

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c10.jpg
The "City of a Thousand Minarets"

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c03-1.jpg
Typical friendly face of the city

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c07.jpg
There's always something going on in Tahrir Square

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c09-1.jpg
Two of Khan al-Khalili bazaar's younger residents


Revoultionary graffiti

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User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6592 times:

It was a great place for a very small wedding ! ( Thank you Mrs. Case ! )












Charley



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6520 times:
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The view I typically get on my drive home from work (all taken this evening):

http://www.vksphoto.com/Landscapes/California/Palos-Verdes/i-JPHmmHj/0/X2/IMG_2212-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Landscapes/California/Palos-Verdes/i-KTKRZcP/0/X2/IMG_2242CS5%201-7-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Landscapes/California/Panoramas/i-fJsqTHT/0/X3/COMPOSITE1%20IMG_2231-X3.jpg



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6514 times:
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And a spider hanging out on my ceiling a couple days ago:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Animals/Wildlife/Creepy-Critters/i-FrVjFxG/0/X2/IMG_1829-X2.jpg



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6430 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 2):
The view I typically get on my drive home from work (all taken this evening):

Nice sunset pics there!

Some more Cairo pics:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c21.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c20.jpg
.


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c08.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c13.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c19.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c16.jpg

[Edited 2013-01-09 11:52:35]

User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6371 times:
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Very excited.  



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6275 times:

One last dip in the Cairo folder:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c28.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c22.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c26.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c29.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/c25.jpg



User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6239 times:
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Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 6):

That last one is really cool.

Cruise ship heading out to sea last night (taken with my previously-posted new lens):

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-6t36Ncz/0/X2/IMG_2946CS5%201-13-13-X2.jpg



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User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4820 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6171 times:
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Took this one of my beautiful city on January 1st. We have had some exceptional conditions perfect for photography lately, but dang it's been cold!!


America's Finest City by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr

And here's a tribute to "The King", taken last week at Disneyland. This guy is really good!


Tribute to Elvis: The Early Years by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr



ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5916 times:

January isn't a great month for pics, but you can still get some interesting shots:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/w09.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/w06.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/w07.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/w08.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/w05.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/w10.jpg


User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2433 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5850 times:

Does fooling around with Gimp also count?

  

http://i46.tinypic.com/2s9rfq9.jpg



David



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5806 times:
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This is a quasi-aviation photo, but too bad.  

The San Gabriel peaks catching the last of the daylight. From left to right: Mt. Baldy (10068'), Telegraph Peak (8985') and the twin Ontario (8693')and Cucamonga (8862') peaks. Shot from Imperial Hill - those peaks are about 50 miles away.

http://www.vksphoto.com/Landscapes/California/Panoramas/i-cDGpgLG/1/X3/COMPOSITE1%201-22-13-X3.jpg



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5737 times:
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Couple shots of the Moon and Jupiter conjuncting the other night:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Moon-Shots/i-xVC72DF/0/X2/IMG_3250-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Moon-Shots/i-C2D6fkJ/0/X2/IMG_3601-X2.jpg



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5707 times:

Braybuddy, where exactly was the first photo in reply #9 taken?


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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5699 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 13):
Braybuddy, where exactly was the first photo in reply #9 taken?

That was taken in Cambridge, UK (as well as the frosty morning one in pic 4). Beautiful city with plenty of character. I was sloppy by not posting locations, so just for the record, the other pics are 2: Dublin, 3: Roundwood, Co Wicklow (IRL), 5: Dublin, and 6: Co Dublin.

Sorry 'bout that!


User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5694 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 14):
That was taken in Cambridge, UK (as well as the frosty morning one in pic 4).

Thanks very much for the info.  
Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 14):
I was sloppy by not posting locations

No problem. I was just curious.



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2842 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):

Loving the Cairo photos. Amazing.

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 3):
And a spider hanging out on my ceiling a couple days ago:

Holy crap, what kind of spider is that?!

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 12):
Couple shots of the Moon and Jupiter conjuncting the other night:

Cool, I didn´t know that was happening.

I visited a friend in Lille last week, & passed through Copenhagen on the way home.

Gargoyles @ Lille Cathedral:

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/aerdingus/555423_4281486764554_1269842579_n.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/aerdingus/402322_4281494084737_1827164897_n.jpg

"Fallen From the Sky" Lille

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/aerdingus/555218_4281480884407_1331973412_n.jpg

Copenhagen



Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen



St. Pauls Church, Copenhagen

 photo 46308_4281568046586_2010264597_n-1.jpg

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

 photo 23337_4281546246041_1485971451_n-1.jpg

St.Pauls Street



Taken on a Fuji & HTC (both pos!)   



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5516 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 14):
That was taken in Cambridge, UK (as well as the frosty morning one in pic 4).

Was pic 4 taken from Jesus Green facing southwest towards the houses on Park Parade with the tower of St John's College in the background?

The first pic I'm guessing was taken near the eastern end of Trinity Lane facing west.

[Edited 2013-02-03 17:40:09]


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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5455 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 16):
I visited a friend in Lille last week, & passed through Copenhagen on the way home

Some nice Copenhagen shots there! I've never seen Nyhavn so deserted . . .

Quoting TSS (Reply 17):
Was pic 4 taken from Jesus Green facing southwest towards the houses on Park Parade with the tower of St John's College in the background?
Quoting TSS (Reply 17):

The first pic I'm guessing was taken near the eastern end of Trinity Lane facing west.

RIght both times! You obvioulsy know Cambridge intimately . . .

I accidentally deleted the Trinity Lane pic, so I'll re-post, along with some local winter pics:


.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/w02.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/w01a-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/w12.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/w11-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/w13.jpg


User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2842 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5436 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 18):
Some nice Copenhagen shots there! I've never seen Nyhavn so deserted . . .

Really! I think I was the only tourist that day ha.

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 18):
along with some local winter pics:

Wicklow? Beautiful. Love the yield sign pic too!



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5331 times:
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Quoting aerdingus (Reply 16):
Holy crap, what kind of spider is that?!

Eh, just a regular house spider. Nothing large or crazy that I know of.

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 16):
Cool, I didn´t know that was happening.

Nor did I till I read something that afternoon. At least I think it was Jupiter....

Some new photos:

Fog over Palos Verdes:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-K86j2bx/0/X2/IMG_4436-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-VFB4qqt/0/X2/IMG_4430-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-GwfcCjg/0/X2/IMG_4445CS5%202-4-13-X2.jpg

An older HDR that I never processed - San Pedro and part of the Port of LA:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-X3nkPpB/0/X2/IMG_9234CS5%2011-22-12-X2.jpg

Ben was not at all interested in the Super Bowl:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Pets/Ben/i-9CndNb5/0/X2/IMG_4421-X2.jpg

Another shot of Ben from a few weeks ago:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Pets/Ben/i-TfJkkFp/0/X2/IMG_9374-X2.jpg

This last one was a test shot - I wanted to see if the Andromeda Galaxy would be visible:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Skyscapes/i-CfJwkwD/0/X2/IMG_4450CS5%202-4-13-X2.jpg

Which it is, right in the center here (cropped from the above image; also played with the contrast more):

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Skyscapes/i-BdbsqwL/0/XL/IMG_4450CS5%202-4-13%20cropped-XL.jpg



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5219 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 19):
Wicklow?

Yup! It is indeed the Garden County. Now I wonder how on earth you knew that . . .  


User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2433 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

http://i47.tinypic.com/6zlk02.jpg


Returning from Mont Moron (1337 m / 4390 ft), a snowshoe trip with the Alpine Club.


David



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27033 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5181 times:

Athens , Greece Winter images :

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/file_zps73d42040.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/file_zpse063c976.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/file_zpsa32fad0c.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/file_zpsd0b82b32.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/file_zps9f4c0b12.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/file_zps97c6c231.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/file_zps2479bfd3.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/file_zpsb493a229.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/file_zps2e60247f.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/file_zps2f73e345.jpg


User currently offlineRedd From Poland, joined Jan 2013, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 18):
Trinity Lane pic

Nice   


Unfortunately I don't get out of the studio much   Here are some highlights from sessions I've had since summer 2012. Low quality pictures as I have no access to my main computer, as I'm moving flats   

Big version: Width: 368 Height: 540 File size: 27kb


[Edited 2013-02-10 02:36:00]

User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5704 posts, RR: 44
Reply 25, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5172 times:
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A weekend in the country...

A quiet Sunday drive in Rural New South Wales


or the beginning of a long, brutal day, once around the clock in the Bathurst 12 Hr


A few more of these to come..



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 26, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5161 times:

If they are yor low-quality shots Redd I,'d love to see youe better ones! Some really beautiful portraits there, particularly the black and white shots! Love the face behind the water

User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 27, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5210 times:

From one of my walks in the woods last week.....
Woodpecker Nikon D 300s / Nikkor 300mm + 2X TC



This one was MUCH harder to get......Nikon D 300s / Nikkor 80-200 f 2.8 + 1.4 TC (and a hell of a lot of waiting)



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7958 posts, RR: 12
Reply 28, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5196 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 26):
If they are yor low-quality shots Redd I,'d love to see youe better ones!

  

From a sunny day out.
Love your pics, Braqybuddy (as always), and particularly #1 and #3 of your 1st post.





[Edited 2013-02-10 23:50:19]


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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 29, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5113 times:
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Some attempts at imaging celestial objects...

Pleiades open cluster:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Skyscapes/i-dHFM2DX/0/XL/IMG_4874CS5%202-11-13-XL.jpg

Jupiter with Callisto, Ganymede, and Io (from top to bottom):

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Skyscapes/i-7vx8Jwd/0/XL/IMG_4876CS5%202-11-13-XL.jpg

Orion Nebula:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Skyscapes/i-dVL53qG/0/XL/IMG_4880CS5%202-11-13-XL.jpg



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 30, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5032 times:
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More spacey stuff:

Satellite racing an airplane:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Satellites-and-Such/i-dJPHqqb/0/X2/COMPOSITE2%20IMG_4993CS5%202-13-13-X2.jpg

Another satellite:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Satellites-and-Such/i-cj9JWsv/0/X2/COMPOSITE3%20IMG_4996CS5%202-13-13-X2.jpg

Mercury setting over the San Vicente Light:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Skyscapes/i-qPbtGP2/0/X2/IMG_4961CS5%202-13-13-X2.jpg

About the best shot I can take of the Andromeda Galaxy, given my equipment and my location. Also visible are its satellite galaxies M32 (to the left) and M110 (to the right):

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Skyscapes/i-P9SN62D/0/X2/COMPOSITE4%20IMG_5011CS5%202-13-13-X2.jpg



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User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5704 posts, RR: 44
Reply 31, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5010 times:
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And a few more from Bathurst 12 hr..








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User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2827 posts, RR: 2
Reply 32, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5004 times:

Quoting stealthz (Reply 25):
A weekend in the country...

Oh we love those weekends! Great pictures!

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 29):
Some attempts at imaging celestial objects...

What are your exif data? I tried to take pictures of the night sky a couple of times, but it's quite difficult if you don't have a dedicated tool that follows the rotation of the Earth.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 33, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4995 times:
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Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 32):
What are your exif data?

Pleiades - 2.5s, F4, ISO6400
Jupiter - 1.6s, F4, ISO3200
Orion - 2s, F4, ISO12800
Andromeda - I forget if this edit was one exposure or multiple, but they were at 3.2s, F4, ISO6400

All taken with a 50D + 300 F4L IS.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 32):
but it's quite difficult if you don't have a dedicated tool that follows the rotation of the Earth.

Hell yeah it is. My major obstacles were 1.) air/light pollution, 2.) lens/camera vibration (had to use mirror lockup, remote, etc.), and 3.) subject movement. All that required a much higher ISO and lower aperture than I'd otherwise want to use.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 34, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4880 times:
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Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 30):
Satellite racing an airplane:

I was just doing some checking to see what that satellite was, given how bright it was - turns out it was Hubble.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 35, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4857 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 28):
Love your pics, Braqybuddy (as always), and particularly #1 and #3 of your 1st post.

Thank you, and as I'm just back from holidays will have some new ones to post over the next week or so. And you've some very nice pics there too NoUFO. Out of interest, where were they taken? I'm guessing Spain, but could be completely wrong.


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 36, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4765 times:
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I did a couple new edits of the Orion Nebula and the Andromeda Galaxy - it was a challenge of trying to pull out data against a rather light-polluted sky, while cutting down on noise. The Andromeda edit is 3 exposures layered; the Orion is just one exposure:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Skyscapes/i-TL2b4fh/0/X2/IMG_4880CS5%202-18-13_1-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Skyscapes/i-9ZcB2b8/0/X2/IMG_5011CS5%202-18-13%203%20frames-X2.jpg



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 37, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4674 times:
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Some photos from the port at sunset last night:

APL Iolite heading out past Angels Gate Light:
http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-bLCkR4p/0/X2/IMG_5053CS5%202-21-13-X2.jpg

Cruise ship heading out:
http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-ZZDMmMJ/0/X2/IMG_5055CS5%202-21-13-X2.jpg

Series of shots of the APL Holland heading in and parking next to the APL France:
http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-TMLfDfV/0/X2/IMG_5063CS5%202-21-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-HpxpXNR/0/X2/IMG_5078CS5%202-21-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-PwRpdZF/0/X2/IMG_5082CS5%202-21-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-9BWR9cq/0/X2/IMG_5086CS5%202-21-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-jbgndND/0/X2/IMG_5096CS5%202-21-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-NtXhQsq/0/X2/IMG_5102CS5%202-21-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/San-Pedro-at-Night/i-DQ2RRbN/0/X2/IMG_5128CS5%202-21-13-X2.jpg



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 38, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4641 times:

Quoting Geezer (Reply 27):
From one of my walks in the woods last week.....

Lovely pic . . . is that a woodpecker, by any chance?

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 36):
I did a couple new edits of the Orion Nebula and the Andromeda Galaxy

Some nice astronomy pics!

Getting the Hong Kong pics edited at last. Here's a few I liked:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H07.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H03.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H05.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H04.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H01.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H02.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H08.jpg


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Reply 39, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4600 times:
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Quoting Redd (Reply 24):

Great work! Man, I would love to get into studio photography but unfortunately I find it very intimidating. I'm still very weak when it comes to lighting. Then I have the issue of directing people...

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 36):

Amazing!

I visited Yosemite National Park with a group of photography friends I have met on Flickr over the years. The purpose of the trip was to catch the Horsetail "Firefall". Had a GREAT time. There was no time for sleep. It was 100% all about the photography as there was plenty to shoot at all hours! So far I have three shots edited from the trip and I'm very excited to get to the rest of them. So many great photo opportunities in Yosemite!


Yosemite - Half Dome by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr


Yosemite - Gates of the Valley by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr


Yosemite Valley at Dawn by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 40, posted (1 year 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4485 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 39):
I visited Yosemite National Park with a group of photography friends I have met on Flickr over the years

Some magnificent landscape shots there Silver!

Meanwhile, some more HK pics:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H09.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H14.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H10.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H06.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H15.jpg


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Reply 41, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4349 times:
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A darker night and longer exposure allowed me to get a bit more Orion Nebula visible last night (though obviously, also some blur, but oh well, nebulas are pretty indistinct anyway). Also visible are nebulae NGC 1973/1975/1977 at the top:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Skyscapes/i-RgFGxzJ/0/XL/IMG_5461CS5%202-28-13-XL.jpg

All 4 Galilean moons of Jupiter visible this time (from top to bottom: Callisto, Europa and Ganymede clumped together, and Io):

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Skyscapes/i-44qKWjP/0/XL/IMG_5424CS5%202-28-13_1-XL.jpg

And finally, San Vicente Light:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Landscapes/California/Palos-Verdes/i-x2QrXQt/0/XL/IMG_5469CS5%203-1-13-XL.jpg



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Reply 42, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4342 times:

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Simply stunning!


The sights mine eyes have seen:


View from Wilerhorn/Brünig to Aare Gorge/Grimsel


The Axalp where the Swiss Air Force performs air shows: http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...earch=Off-Airport+-+axalp



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 43, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4328 times:

One last dip into the HK folder:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H17a.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H18.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H19.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H16.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H12.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/H11.jpg


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Reply 44, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4173 times:
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I didn't realize until tonight that I had another shot of Jupiter and the Moon where you could see a couple of Jupiter's moons. So, it's composite time (Io and Ganymede visible around Jupiter):

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Moon-Shots/i-hJxXpmB/0/X2/IMG_3249CS5%203-6-13-X2.jpg



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Reply 45, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 14):

Photo #5 in reply #9 reminds me of my hometown. When I was a kid, the town only had about 1600 people in it and we had two barber shops......one was Munson's and the other we called Butcher Bob's.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 46, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3987 times:

Quoting mayor (Reply 45):
Photo #5 in reply #9 reminds me of my hometown. When I was a kid, the town only had about 1600 people in it and we had two barber shops......one was Munson's and the other we called Butcher Bob's.

Cool! This was another barber shop I shot the same day:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/m02-1.jpg

Meanwhile, back to reality . . .

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/m06-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/m03-1.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/m05-1.jpg


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http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/m04-1.jpg


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Reply 47, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3926 times:
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Well, it was a pretty difficult task, but I did manage to get some images of comet Pan-STARRS this evening. Had to keep taking photos till it showed up in one of them, because you couldn't see it with the naked eye:

Wide shot showing how low and faint it was:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-sDkzGVP/1/X2/IMG_6032CS5%203-10-13%20marked-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-qF9BPkg/0/X2/IMG_6038CS5%203-10-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-5CWJ3Bx/0/X2/IMG_6040CS5%203-10-13-X2.jpg

And while I was out, a shot of the Double Cluster (open star clusters NGC 869 and 884):

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Skyscapes/i-9nskrbW/0/X2/IMG_6079CS5%203-10-13-X2.jpg



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Reply 48, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3884 times:
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I was wondering if you'd try to capture the comet. I wasn't able to try last night, but I might give it a try tonight. Cool shots!



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7639 posts, RR: 18
Reply 49, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

http://i46.tinypic.com/wsw9y1.jpg

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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 50, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3883 times:
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Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 48):
I was wondering if you'd try to capture the comet. I wasn't able to try last night, but I might give it a try tonight. Cool shots!

Of course I was gonna give it a try.   I was actually close to packing it up and heading home, but figured I'd take a few more shots, and it happened to show up in one of them. Felt kinda bad - everyone else who had been watching had already left.

Should be more visible this week - hopefully can see it with the naked eye, though I'm not betting on it, given the LA sky. Also will be close to the crescent moon tonight and/or tomorrow, and should be close to the Andromeda Galaxy later in the week, I think (though that will be a challenge to image so close to sunset).



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Reply 51, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3879 times:
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Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 48):
I was wondering if you'd try to capture the comet. I wasn't able to try last night, but I might give it a try tonight. Cool shots!

I kinda wanna go out tonight and try my luck...and since I live in ND, there's not much for light pollution  



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Reply 52, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3886 times:
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Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 51):
I kinda wanna go out tonight and try my luck...and since I live in ND, there's not much for light pollution

Dude, if you have a relatively unobstructed view to the west, you'll have NO problem.

I expect to see your photos tomorrow.  

(where have you been, anyway?)



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Reply 53, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3878 times:
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Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 52):
Dude, if you have a relatively unobstructed view to the west, you'll have NO problem.

I live in ND...my nearest obstruction to the west is the Rocky Mountains   

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 52):
I expect to see your photos tomorrow.

(where have you been, anyway?)

Uh oh, now I have to perform! Stage fright! Haha.. I've been here the whole time, just not nearly as active as I used to be.



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Reply 54, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3869 times:
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Some from last weekend's trip to a state park near where I live. Nowhere remotely near the quality of the posters above me, however.

Looking south along the Missouri river

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/kaigywer/DSC07972_zpsc8906f02.jpg

I found this pretty cool. The ice froze around a tree, then just took the tree with it when it broke off and floated downstream

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/kaigywer/DSC07976_zps766f98f5.jpg

Trail through the woods

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/kaigywer/DSC07984_zps6fc4cd99.jpg



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Reply 55, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3833 times:
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Experience from last night + slightly higher elevation made comet photos a bit easier tonight. Still couldn't see it with the unaided eye, though.

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-2qxgTPj/1/X2/IMG_6102%20marked-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-pDV43tX/0/X2/IMG_6116CS5%203-11-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-vtNvDf2/0/X2/IMG_6119CS5%203-11-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-kBLB4Ks/0/X2/IMG_6122CS5%203-11-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-HqC8SrR/0/X2/IMG_6129CS5%203-11-13-X2.jpg



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Reply 56, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3805 times:
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Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 55):
Experience from last night + slightly higher elevation made comet photos a bit easier tonight. Still couldn't see it with the unaided eye, though.

Here's one of mine from last night. I will try a different vantage point tonight which will hopefully show downtown San Diego in the frame for a more interesting composition.


Comet PANSTARRS - San Diego by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr

[Edited 2013-03-12 08:59:20]


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Reply 57, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3794 times:
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I tried looking for the comet last night, but of course it had to cloudy. If it's clear tonight, I'll try again  


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Reply 58, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3769 times:
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Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 56):
Here's one of mine from last night. I will try a different vantage point tonight which will hopefully show downtown San Diego in the frame for a more interesting composition.

Nice shot! How'd you get it to show up so brightly, especially with the city lights below? Any tips or tricks for that?

I was more concerned last night with capturing it at 300mm, which I hadn't been able to do the night before.



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Reply 59, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3762 times:
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Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 58):
Nice shot! How'd you get it to show up so brightly, especially with the city lights below? Any tips or tricks for that?

Thanks. I was at 200mm and to avoid comet blur from the earths rotation I kept shutter speed under 5 seconds so I had to boost ISO to 400, then 800 as it got darker. I think this one was ISO 800 so maybe that's why it appeared so bright in the shot. Apertures were between f/4 and f/6.3 for sharpness at 200mm.

Or San Diego is just less hazy than LA, which seems about right. 



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Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 59):
Or San Diego is just less hazy than LA, which seems about right.

That would be the answer. All the other stuff is stuff I was doing too.  



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Reply 61, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3746 times:
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Had to play around a bit, but a better one:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-2qxgTPj/2/X2/IMG_6102-X2.jpg

Also got some fog photos:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Los-Angeles-at-Dusk/i-QQ255hq/0/X2/IMG_6142CS5%203-11-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Los-Angeles-at-Dusk/i-KTWkLfb/0/X2/IMG_6155CS5%203-11-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Los-Angeles-at-Dusk/i-npw7Xzt/0/X2/IMG_6160CS5%203-11-13-X2.jpg



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Reply 62, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3734 times:
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It's quite obvious I lack both the skills and the equipment for stars   Couldn't find the comet, so I just played around for a while. All of these are 30 second exposures

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/kaigywer/moon_zpsd084b7c4.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/kaigywer/stars_zpsf68e0170.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y84/kaigywer/i94_zps6c114b38.jpg



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Reply 63, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3721 times:
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Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 62):
It's quite obvious I lack both the skills and the equipment for stars Couldn't find the comet, so I just played around for a while. All of these are 30 second exposures

D'oh! The comet was just to the left of the moon, about twice the distance from the moon to the edge of your frame!

I got some good ones. I'll edit them when I get home and post one.



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Reply 64, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3711 times:
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Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 63):
D'oh! The comet was just to the left of the moon, about twice the distance from the moon to the edge of your frame!

Yup! Just a bit more to the left, and you would have nailed it Kai!

It was just barely visible to the naked eye from LA tonight:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-wq4hSVp/0/X2/IMG_6192-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-3sg3H86/0/X2/IMG_6199-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-KFx7bDN/0/X2/IMG_6207-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-56PjLmH/0/X2/IMG_6215CS5%203-12-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Comet-Pan-STARRS-March-2013/i-fS3ndk7/0/X2/IMG_6221CS5%203-12-13-X2.jpg



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Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 63):
D'oh! The comet was just to the left of the moon, about twice the distance from the moon to the edge of your frame!
Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 64):
Yup! Just a bit more to the left, and you would have nailed it Kai!

Well what the hell...lol.... I looked and looked and looked and didn't see it   Is it as visible to the naked eye as your pics or is it rather hard to see? Working night shift tonight and tomorrow night, so won't be able to look for it...maybe Friday if it's still around



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Reply 66, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3693 times:
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I have several pictures from my trip to Greenland last year. It was one of the best trips I have taken. So great landscapes, impressions... I loved it there and would go there anytime again. Oh and Air Greenland is quite nice as well.

Here my contribution from Greenland. Taken near Kangerlussuaq on our way to the Icecap.

http://mywonderfulplanet.com/albums/landscapes/greenland/kangerlussuaq/img_6498.jpg

http://mywonderfulplanet.com/landsca...and/kangerlussuaq/img_6498.jpg.php


Hope you like it.

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Reply 67, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3640 times:
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Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 65):
Is it as visible to the naked eye as your pics or is it rather hard to see?

No, it's nearly impossible to see with the naked eye. I could not see it the first night, but last night I could barely make it out thanks to the presence of the moon which provided a point of reference. To find it initially, I took wide shots and scanned the sky in the image on my LCD until I could find it. Then put on the telephoto and pointed it in the right direction.

Anyway, here's one from last night. I took many tighter shots, but I prefer the wider scenes to give some perspective.


Comet PANSTARRS and Crescent Moon over San Diego by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr



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Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 67):
No, it's nearly impossible to see with the naked eye. I could not see it the first night, but last night I could barely make it out thanks to the presence of the moon which provided a point of reference. To find it initially, I took wide shots and scanned the sky in the image on my LCD until I could find it. Then put on the telephoto and pointed it in the right direction.

Ah, that's probably why I couldn't see it. I just the pics you two posted and figured, "hey that looks fairly bright"



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Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 67):
No, it's nearly impossible to see with the naked eye. I could not see it the first night, but last night I could barely make it out thanks to the presence of the moon which provided a point of reference.

Should be easier from an area with less light and air pollution, like, say, North Dakota. Hell, if I could (barely) see it in L.A., folks in more rural areas shouldn't have too difficult a time.  

Some more fog shots:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Los-Angeles-at-Dusk/i-c6jJwTm/0/X2/IMG_6232CS5%203-12-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Los-Angeles-at-Dusk/i-HQdXQsM/0/X2/IMG_6235CS5%203-12-13-X2.jpg



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User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4820 posts, RR: 26
Reply 70, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3571 times:
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Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 69):
Should be easier from an area with less light and air pollution, like, say, North Dakota. Hell, if I could (barely) see it in L.A., folks in more rural areas shouldn't have too difficult a time.

One would think, but apparently that's not the case since many of my Flickr contacts and twitter followers have tried and could not see anything from various parts of the country.

The issue isn't so much light pollution from metropolitan areas, it's that it's appearing near the horizon at sunset so the sky in that area is still very bright and the comet itself isn't very bright, or at least as bright as they were expecting.

As each night passes, the comet will start higher in the sky so it could become easier to see in areas with less light pollution. The only problem is, it grows dimmer each night as well.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 71, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3569 times:
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Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 70):
One would think, but apparently that's not the case since many of my Flickr contacts and twitter followers have tried and could not see anything from various parts of the country.

Ah, fair enough! True about the bright sky.

Lucky for us all that camera sensors can pick up stuff we can't see.

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 70):
As each night passes, the comet will start higher in the sky so it could become easier to see in areas with less light pollution. The only problem is, it grows dimmer each night as well.

Yeah, kinda sucks. I may go out one or two more nights to try and get some shots with different foregrounds. The idea of airplane light trails with a comet in the background is quite appealing....



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 72, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3555 times:
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Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 70):
The issue isn't so much light pollution from metropolitan areas, it's that it's appearing near the horizon at sunset so the sky in that area is still very bright and the comet itself isn't very bright, or at least as bright as they were expecting.

I think that might have been part of the problem. The horizon was still fairly bright, and there was a cloud layer right above the horizon.



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27033 posts, RR: 58
Reply 73, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

The start of the St Patrick's weekend celebrations in Dublin. The city had a great buzz yesterday with lots of public buildings going green.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/Paddysday/file_zps24158d52.jpg
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http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/Paddysday/file_zpsc5bd961c.jpg
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http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/Paddysday/file_zps1b3e32a8.jpg
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http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/Paddysday/file_zps72adb6a1.jpg


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 74, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3373 times:
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Another conjunction, another shot of the Moon, Jupiter, and Callisto and Ganymede (two exposures layered):

http://www.vksphoto.com/Skyscapes/Moon-Shots/i-hTtPgNm/0/X2/IMG_6966CS5%203-17-13-X2.jpg



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 75, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3284 times:
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Sphinx Moth; I seriously thought this thing was a hummingbird at first:

http://www.vksphoto.com/Animals/Wildlife/Creepy-Critters/i-KDTGFQR/0/X2/IMG_7426CS5%203-22-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Animals/Wildlife/Creepy-Critters/i-zWWXXX6/0/X2/IMG_7429CS5%203-22-13-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/Animals/Wildlife/Creepy-Critters/i-9ZhRbFk/0/X2/IMG_7473CS5%203-22-13-X2.jpg



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 76, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

It's been too cold to do much snapping (whatever happened to global warming!) but I've been managing a few:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/M09.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/m10-2.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/m14-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/m12-2.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/Braybuddy/m13-1.jpg


User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 77, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

I've been away from TP mainly as I've had other things going on but I thought that I should share a few from the last couple of months 

I've been doing quite a bit of light painting...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8252/8460419921_de29566a09_c.jpg
41/365 (772) by mwhcvt, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8512114740_a383964bab_c.jpg
57/365 (788) by mwhcvt, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8513260301_dd052de8a1_c.jpg
MWH_3203_CHESTERTON WINDMILL_3 by mwhcvt, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8375/8528933085_21e7502164_c.jpg
63/365 (794) by mwhcvt, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8098/8535441860_7f7941b191_c.jpg
65/365 (796) by mwhcvt, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8568399321_e402a7af62_c.jpg
77/365 (808) by mwhcvt, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8562442915_c888f33f6f_c.jpg
75/365 (806) by mwhcvt, on Flickr


29/365 (760) by mwhcvt, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8493/8430742740_8cf839e2eb_c.jpg
30/365 (761) (explored) by mwhcvt, on Flickr

Just a sample of what I've been up to recently 



Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2827 posts, RR: 2
Reply 78, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

I haven't touched my Canon for quite a while now. Instead, I played a bit with Instagram:

Next to my office, in the old town of Montreal:




My backyard, last week:




My street, last week:




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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5741 posts, RR: 32
Reply 79, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Quoting MWHCVT (Reply 77):
Just a sample of what I've been up to recently

Some superb shots there MWHCVT. The last one is amazing.


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 80, posted (1 year 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3043 times:
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A slightly different sunset shot for me:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Los-Angeles-at-Dusk/i-ckvsSrS/0/X2/IMG_7500-X2.jpg



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User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 81, posted (1 year 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 79):
Some superb shots there MWHCVT. The last one is amazing.

Very kind of you 

Last night I braved the cold and snow drifts that were taller than me and I'm 5ft 11in truth be told I was only expecting the cold, I had no idea that Broadway had experience that much snow its only an hour away from me...but anyway it was all worth it, this is 173 x 30 second exposures @ ISO2000 f/4.5 I did actually run for a little over 2 hours worth of exposures but lost about the last half hour or so ice in that the camera and mainly front element suffered from frosting over   but all this besides I think this has actually come out really well, if canon would like to send one of there 16-35/2.8 on a sponsorship deal I'm sure I could have done even better  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8264/8603221412_c15d7e7e5e_b.jpg
88/365 (819) by mwhcvt, on Flickr



Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
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