Thanks D70 (George or have I got confused?) I've not been anywhere really just life getting in the way of surfing I guess. It's definitely good to pop back in here every now and again though.
Not sure why all the fuss about posting size though, Ctrl- and Ctrl+ to get back sorts it out for me on the odd occasions you need it.
Nope just tring to clarify a bit. As I said Fin X (Mil for finished exersize ;))
Looks like you are getting the hang of night sky photography. Very nice, as always.
I tried some stars over the weekend. Every thing was going ok until I tried to focus the lens myself, which resulted in a lot of really nice shots with the mountains and stars out of focus. Not sure when the next time I find a perfectly still lake with Milky Way lit by a crescent moon will be. But when it happens I'll know to be closer to infinity than 3 meters.
Well done Raven.
Phil, George it is.
Some nice night shots. It has been a long time since I tried any myself. Raven, looks like the OM-D does pretty well at long exposure and high ISO. I am still holding out for a new sensor E series to replace my E-5. I did buy a MMF-3 adapter and tried a couple of my big lenses on the wife's E-PM1. It worked pretty well although trying to handle the Bigma on it was interesting.
Cor these starry shots are brilliant. Must have a go myself sometime. Any tips, and what settings would you guys recommend?
Is the first one in focus? That reflection is pretty fantastic.
Tips for Phill...
-Make sure you know how to get your shot in focus. You can use AF on the moon then recompose. You can also use MF and live view on the stars.
-You'll need to monitor your SS to avoid star trails.
-Because you need to keep the SS relatively short for a long exposure you'll also need to shoot wide open and at a high ISO. The large aperture will give you some DOF problems that may affect your composition.
-A lot of people blend a longer exposure taken at a lower ISO for the land. This is a good way to get more details that would be ruined by a high ISO.
-Don't forget your noise reduction.
I haven't posted anything in a long time, can't even remember the last post I made here, but I think this one came out pretty good. It has had no post processing at all besides having the frame and the copyright added to it. Do you people think it would benefit from any additional processing - for example Shadow Illuminator Pro, Photoshop HDR toning, Photoshop Auto Toning or anything else?
Lovely sunbeams danwiz. Saw some nice ones a few days ago driving to the office, but no time or place to stop for a photo.