FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Stonehenge Milky Way (more new images)

Page  123>
Author
nandbytes View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 09 January 2014
Country: United Kingdom
Location: London
Status: Offline
Posts: 3225
Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Stonehenge Milky Way (more new images)
    Posted: 11 July 2021 at 11:53
Took a trip to Stonehenge last night. The weather was "interesting", a lot of fog and mist set in but what really screwed with me was it seemed like we were in perpetual twilight. The sky never really got dark!

Here are a couple quick ones I processed.... I have got a few more that I wanted to stack (not sure how well that will work out but that's the plan for later....)

Shot with tamron 17-28mm @ 17mm (cropped to about 18mm)


And 35GM


Edited by nandbytes - 23 July 2021 at 17:46
my flickr
A1, A7C
 



Back to Top
Harm vb View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 19 May 2019
Country: Netherlands
Location: Gorinchem
Status: Offline
Posts: 237
Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2021 at 13:11
Nice shots!

What software do you use to stack them?
Harm
Sony A7iii+A7Rii, SEL50F18F, SEL1635Z, SEL90M28G, SEL70300G. Also: 6-11mm f3.5, 14+24+35 f2.8,100-400 f5-6,3 DG DN OS Contemporary, 28-75f2.8 DiIIIRXD, AF85/1.8 II FE
Back to Top
nandbytes View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 09 January 2014
Country: United Kingdom
Location: London
Status: Offline
Posts: 3225
Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2021 at 13:46
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

Nice shots!

What software do you use to stack them?


Thanks!
These aren't stacked. I still need to process the ones I have taken for stacking.
I'll probably try Photoshop to start with since I already have it with the subscription.
my flickr
A1, A7C
Back to Top
Tricky01 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 08 September 2010
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Woodley, Berks.
Status: Offline
Posts: 3079
Post Options Post Options   Quote Tricky01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2021 at 17:11
The way the mist and fog have softened the second shot adds a lovely magical feel to the image. The first one is stunning too, though worth cloning out those annoying planes swiping through your shot.
website
A7iii, A7R, 12f2.8, 15f2, 16-35f4, 35f1.8, 50 1.8, 85f1.8, 135f1.8GM, 100-400GM, 200-600G, 1.4xTC // A mount: Sig90f2.8 and Sig180f3.5 Macros
Back to Top
C_N_RED_AGAIN View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 05 July 2007
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Posts: 1322
Post Options Post Options   Quote C_N_RED_AGAIN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2021 at 17:54
I like number two as in this instance Stonehenge is the bigger draw in comparison to the Milky Way.
Back to Top
Almazar80 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 16 May 2008
Country: United States
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Posts: 2936
Post Options Post Options   Quote Almazar80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2021 at 18:39
Very nice. I guess it actually might be an astronomical tool after all (for the entire year, not just at the solstice and in the equinox).
 



Back to Top
Fred_S View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 12 January 2017
Country: Netherlands
Location: Noord Holland
Status: Offline
Posts: 9923
Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2021 at 18:55
Back to Top
Snegren View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 11 November 2011
Country: Netherlands
Location: Zuid Holland
Status: Offline
Posts: 5306
Post Options Post Options   Quote Snegren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 July 2021 at 20:53
I like these, particularly #2. What I imagine are satellite trails, take some of the magic away in #1. Otherwise wide would be better...

Edited by Snegren - 11 July 2021 at 22:06
“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” Søren Kierkegaard
My Flickr
Back to Top
nandbytes View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 09 January 2014
Country: United Kingdom
Location: London
Status: Offline
Posts: 3225
Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2021 at 09:26
Thank you all for the compliment and also the feedback.
I have removed the aeroplane/satellite trails in #1 and updated the first picture.
There are two security guards on the right who I cloud have cloned out but I kinda like them there!

my flickr
A1, A7C
Back to Top
owenn01 View Drop Down
Alpha Eyes group
Alpha Eyes group

Joined: 20 May 2008
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Kent
Status: Offline
Posts: 11238
Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2021 at 11:41
Hi Arnand,

These are just lovely and, whilst I haven't seen the ones 'with trails', I suspect these are better versions for having them removed!

I suspect the twilight adds something extra to the shots, as does the mist; there's a softness and delicacy to the shots which I find a pleasant change to the more 'hard' images one sometimes sees of these situation (lots of bright stars; really contrasty and defined colours etc.) and, for me, it's all the better for that - a lot closer to the reality of 'being there'? If I had to choose one it would be the first - guards and all (adding 'scale' perhaps?) - as I like the extended star trail you show in this one.

Well done and I hope the guards didn't give you a tough time!

Thanks for sharing and best regards, Neil
My Mantra: "Comment on other's work as you would wish to have yours commented upon". Go on - it's fun!
Back to Top
nandbytes View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 09 January 2014
Country: United Kingdom
Location: London
Status: Offline
Posts: 3225
Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2021 at 21:46
Hi Neil,
Thank you for the compliments. these shots are certainly a lot closer to what you see in reality and I can see why one would prefer it.
The guards were surprisingly nice. they even lens me place my tripod over the fence into the "guarded area".

but as you will see.... I have some unreal images too
my flickr
A1, A7C
Back to Top
nandbytes View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 09 January 2014
Country: United Kingdom
Location: London
Status: Offline
Posts: 3225
Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2021 at 21:46
I have finally managed to get stacked images
to answer the question above I ended up using sequator to stack these images which after some initial pains I got working and actually worked rather well!
both are 15 images stacks

#1s - (following Sony's naming convention )
total 195s


#2s - total 75s
my flickr
A1, A7C
Back to Top
MinoltaMad View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: 07 July 2009
Country: Australia
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Posts: 10
Post Options Post Options   Quote MinoltaMad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2021 at 05:05
Stacked or non-stacked these are wonderful. It makes it look otherworldly. Just waiting for Thanos or an Averger or two to pop out of the stars...hahahaha!
Back to Top
nandbytes View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 09 January 2014
Country: United Kingdom
Location: London
Status: Offline
Posts: 3225
Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2021 at 18:58
Originally posted by MinoltaMad MinoltaMad wrote:

Stacked or non-stacked these are wonderful. It makes it look otherworldly. Just waiting for Thanos or an Averger or two to pop out of the stars...hahahaha!




I wish... and may be even lend me a infinity stone or two
Thank you for looking
my flickr
A1, A7C
Back to Top
Dyxum main page >  Forum Home > Dyxum Photographs > Open Views Page  123>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.047 seconds.

Monitor calibration strip

Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer

In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania

Feel free to contact us if needed.