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Old 3rd November 2008, 22:33   #41
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exactly, in fact I was hoping you would give it a try

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I liked the sharpness
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Thanks to the short shutter time, other try-outs with longer exposure are all blurry.
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Night time shot, 30s shutter, ISO100, Aperture 8:



Trees in front really ruin the sight, but the headlight trail worked out just like I wanted. Experiment succeeded

Maybe you noticed, at early stage of the evening you can easily spot two planets of our solar system. They look like bright stars and can even be spotted before the sky has colored deep blue/black. Tried to catch them on photo but not that easy as it seems, lack of sharpness so it seem.

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new lens thanks to Piotke, 50mm F1.8 II, very sharp pics with focus on what you want to show


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Cool pics

Forgot about this thread... underneath a picture of the Orion constellation as seen in Belgium in mid december. Orion is one of the easier to be found constellations but can only be viewed in Belgium during the winter, you can recognize it from its tree central stars (Orion's belt) surrounded by 4 other bright stars. Just underneath Orion's belt you can spot 3 other bright stars very close to eachother, in fact one of these is not a star but stardust instead. Drawing a line through Orion's belt and then following that line to the right you'll spot a bright orange/red colored star. This star is part of the Taurus constellation and often referred to as the red eye of the bull. In the top right you can spot the Pleiads, a group of new stars also found in the Taurus constellation, they are not part of the constellation though. The Pleiads are often referred to as the 7 nimf sisters, some myths tell us that Orion was after the Pleiads but due to jalusy killed and so placed in between the stars where nowadays he's still looking out for the Pleiads.

Following Orion's belt to the right you can spot Sirius, a very bright star which is part of the Canis Major constellation (Canis Major and Canis Minor are Orion's two hunting dogs). In fact Sirius is the most brightest star seen on earth if you're not taking the sun into account. Ancient Egyptians used Sirius to predict their seisons: the flood of the Nyle river.



Sharpness is a real problem though, picture above is taken with F2 and 20s shutter, ISO 200.

Next, the moon, quite different settings...
F8, ISO 64 and shutter 1/6s

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using a tripod for the 1st one?
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@John: I guess the dress code said 'Zorro'?
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who knows
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