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by autzig
Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Photographing the milky way
Replies: 27
Views: 43490

Re: Photographing the milky way

Janice, your photo was really helpful. I am going to make some assumptions about it and that might help KC. I assume you made this photo with a 50mm lens. If that is the case, a nightscape photo could be made with a 50mm lens that excludes the rocks in the foreground but starts at the base of the lo...
by autzig
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Photographing the milky way
Replies: 27
Views: 43490

Re: Photographing the milky way

Carol, the Milky Way is always there and will be visible, assuming clear skies. It will be visible in the southwest sky early on the night of September 30. As the earth rotates, it will gradually appear in a more westerly direction. It will appear in the northwestern sky by 4:00 AM. It isn't like th...
by autzig
Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Photographing the milky way
Replies: 27
Views: 43490

Re: Photographing the milky way

I've never been to the Jericho so I can't comment on the permission question. My suggestion, though, would be to contact the local police and tell them where you will be and what you are doing. I think someone called the police on me once when I was photographing along the Oregon coast at night. I s...
by autzig
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Need help on foliage drive planing
Replies: 26
Views: 12769

Re: Need help on foliage drive planing

I couldn't agree more about making hotel reservations. On one of my trips to Vermont, I think I found the last room in the whole state. I don't think there are many hotels that don't use the internet for reservations. If you don't have a reservation, you may have to drive more than 100 miles to find...
by autzig
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Photographing the milky way
Replies: 27
Views: 43490

Re: Photographing the milky way

One other thing: Don'l limit yourself to just shooting the Milky Way. A star filled sky can make a great "nightscape" photo. Here's a link to another of my night shots. http://www.goldimagesphoto.com/Portfolio/After-Dark/i-zpRpHjb Notice Orion's belt, the Orion Nebula, Capella and the Seven Sisters ...
by autzig
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Photographing the milky way
Replies: 27
Views: 43490

Re: Photographing the milky way

The fact that the Milky Way doesn't appear bright in Stellarium is probably due to its setting. Go to the Sky and Viewing Options in the tool bar on the left side of the screen. It should appear when you mouse over it. It is the third one down. Click on it and in the main view window SKY should be t...
by autzig
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Photographing the milky way
Replies: 27
Views: 43490

Re: Photographing the milky way

kcflanders, I am very familiar with Stellarium and photographing the Milky Way. I believe your observations are correct. Shooting the Milky Way is problematic when the moon is in the sky. I think your best opportunity for photographing the Milky Way will be on September 30. You need a dark sky which...
by autzig
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: WEB CAMS for FOLIAGE
Replies: 15
Views: 8354

Re: WEB CAMS for FOLIAGE

Here's the URL for those interested:

http://cabinsatlopstick.com/lopstick-webcam/

Al
by autzig
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Quiet
Replies: 9
Views: 5462

Re: Quiet

This forum may seem quiet but it is only quiet in postings. I replied to one of CT's posts a couple of weeks ago and included a link to my updated website. My site tracks visitors and where they came from so I know when someone visited my site by clicking on the link in that post. Not surprisingly, ...
by autzig
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Fall is just around the corner! A touch of autumn in the air
Replies: 11
Views: 6927

Re: Fall is just around the corner! A touch of autumn in the

CT, it is good to see you that you are alive and well. I haven't heard from you in long time so I was glad to see your post. Can't believe there is another Minnesotan here. I thought I was the only one. Hope he/she becomes a regular on the forum. I've still got the the 2015 meet-up on my calendar. I...
by autzig
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: 2014 Critque #1 Albion Basion
Replies: 4
Views: 14180

Re: 2014 Critque #1 Albion Basion

Janice, I like this one better than the cloud shots. You have a nice foreground with the colorful flowers, the sunlit meadow next, the trees and then the mountain. It makes the viewer feel like he is actually there, so your composition is really nice. The lighting is nice too, with the shade in the ...
by autzig
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: 2014 #2 Clouds
Replies: 5
Views: 15429

Re: 2014 #2 Clouds

There is life on this forum! I stop by every once in a while to see if there is anything new and usually there is nothing. Nice to see you here again Janice. My ranking is the same order that you posted them. I like the first, (1030617) best. Here's why: Foreground. That photo is much more three-dim...
by autzig
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: jpeg vs raw?
Replies: 29
Views: 45665

Re: jpeg vs raw?

Yours is an excellent example of the kind of difference that can come by shooting in raw.

Al
by autzig
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: Winter Sunrise Critique opportunity :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 13817

Re: Winter Sunrise Critique opportunity :-)

Not too many hanging around here these days so I'm not sure how many responses you will get but I'll offer my 2 cents. There is not much to say as this is a very nice photo. I don't know about your idea of cropping from the top because that would put the sun in the middle of the shot. You don't want...
by autzig
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Vermont Photography Forum
Topic: jpeg vs raw?
Replies: 29
Views: 45665

Re: jpeg vs raw?

You shot your second flower photo at 1/125, f5.6 and a focal length of 55mm. Hand holding the camera at 55mm requires a shutter speed faster than 1/60 second. Your shutter speed was twice that. Notice how, overall, it is sharper than the first photo. At f5.6 and a focal length of 55mm and a distance...