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Wed Aug 3, 2016, 03:22 PM

The heavens above

Found this old church last night when i went about 90 minutes west of Austin to shoot the milky way

the horizon glow is from the town about 15 miles away





tried a little light painting on the church



This was my original goal,shooting just the milky way from Enchanted Rock State Park.
This is a 30 second exposure at f2.8,ISO 16000 ! using an 11-20mm lens on a nikon d500

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rdking647 Aug 2016 OP
3Stones Aug 2016 #1
sheshe2 Aug 2016 #2
liberal N proud Aug 2016 #3
raven mad Aug 2016 #4
rdking647 Aug 2016 #5
raven mad Aug 2016 #6
rdking647 Aug 2016 #7
raven mad Aug 2016 #8
rdking647 Aug 2016 #9
raven mad Aug 2016 #10
rdking647 Aug 2016 #12
raven mad Aug 2016 #13
catbyte Aug 2016 #11
blueseas Aug 2016 #14
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BlancheSplanchnik Aug 2016 #15
Upthevibe Aug 2016 #16
mindfulNJ Aug 2016 #17
WatchWhatISay Aug 2016 #18
rdking647 Aug 2016 #20
2naSalit Aug 2016 #19
Lunabell Aug 2016 #21

Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 04:51 PM

1. Awesome night photos

Great captures!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 04:53 PM

2. Magnificent!

Thank you, rdking.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2016, 09:04 PM

3. Nice!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 10:13 AM

4. WOW!

Want to come up if we have aurora this year? You'd have to sleep with cats on you, but I can promise good photos!

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Response to raven mad (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 12:19 PM

5. where in alaska are you?

years ago we looked at moving to alaska. went so far as to go to anchorage in the winter to see if we could take it.
weve been there several times including taking the dalton highway from prudhoe down to fairbanks

Now i live in texas

it was the darkness we couldnt handle not the cold.

In my wifes words--- if you go to alaska to shoot the aurora she comes with. especially if there are cats involved. I had looked into a trip to beetles in winter about 15 years ago or so. Not sure i could handle the cold now,since moving to texas we have become real cold wimps

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 12:36 PM

6. Right smack in the middle.......... Northwest of Fairbanks by a bit.

And yeah, it stays darker longer than it does anyplace on the coast. But the dark is amazing. Cold? Only if you don't remember that layers, layers, layers work. I'm an old skinny witch but can sit out for a long time if the lights are playing.

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Response to raven mad (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 12:43 PM

7. nowadays we get cold if the temperature drops below freezing



we were in chicago last march at my cousins house. my wife opened the door looked outside,turned to me and in a very sad disgusted voice said:::: Oh my god its snowing


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Response to rdking647 (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 02:00 PM

8. LOL! We can accommodate up to about 50 below.

After that, you're on your own!

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Response to raven mad (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 02:33 PM

9. we used to live in wisconsin

woke up one morning it was -23. we said this is stupid so we moved to texas . (well austin anyway which isnt really texas thank god)

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 02:37 PM

10. Austin is so far from Texas.............

I loved Austin! I remember a phrase "You can't get there from here"..................

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Response to raven mad (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 11:10 AM

12. are you anywhere near chena hot springs?

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 11:23 AM

13. Our pool?

About 48 miles of great road with the Alaska Range in view.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 07:43 PM

11. Absolutely gorgeous!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 06:06 PM

14. lovely - wow

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2016, 10:39 PM

15. !

❤️

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 6, 2016, 02:37 PM

16. Wow! Too beautiful for words...N/T

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2016, 03:36 PM

17. Wow

Absolutely amazing!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Aug 8, 2016, 04:37 PM

18. I live n Spicewood

But I've never seen anything like that here.

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Response to WatchWhatISay (Reply #18)

Tue Aug 9, 2016, 11:30 AM

20. you have to go much further out than spicewood

plus a camera can capture a brighter MW than the naked eye since the eye sees the instantaneous light hitting teh retina and the camera can accumulate the light over time. this is a 30 second exposure from near enchanted rock

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Mon Aug 8, 2016, 09:06 PM

19. Very Nice!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sun Aug 14, 2016, 07:29 AM

21. Aaah.

Such a beautiful nightscape.

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