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 on: January 25, 2012, 11:16:42 pm 
Started by Anton - Last post by Anton
Thought I would just share these with you.

 on: November 11, 2011, 09:40:44 pm 
Started by Roman White - Last post by Roman White
Yahoo! - here it is, 11/11/11 Grin

Proofpic of 11:11:11 11/11/11 to follow

 on: October 26, 2011, 12:22:47 pm 
Started by RN1 - Last post by RN1
Did anyone see the  very unexpected KP 7 aurora, I checked the charts Sunday night and NOAA only had predicted a weak impact from a recent M-Class flare,
A wonderful display, my second this year and the best since this time in 2003, red and greens all over the norther sky, these are just a sample and the photos are raw, grainey and unprocessed, they look way better on my canon 400d camera LCD

Of course could not sleep so look out at 4am, KP still at 7

Ronan Newman

 on: September 15, 2011, 10:32:42 pm 
Started by rjgjr - Last post by dogstar
They look pretty nice to me, i have also taken some moonlit beach images and would echo what the other guys have
said about it looking like day time . What i done to eliminate this was use a graduated neutral density filter to keep the sky dark
and the foreground the same. It works wonders and only cost 30 euro.

 on: September 15, 2011, 10:15:20 pm 
Started by Anton - Last post by dogstar
Great star trail image Anton am i right in saying that you've done very little if any processing,
the reason i ask is that you captured a lot of faint stars that when brought out would really
fill the trails out but fab image either way nice work Smiley

 on: August 31, 2011, 02:06:46 pm 
Started by rjgjr - Last post by martinastro
They look good to me too Richard, I have tried this before at the coast using rocks, beaches and buildings and wondered why everything looked so flat or something and I came to the conclusion that bright moonlight kills beach photo opps because the scene looks like daytime after an exposure and with the moonlit sky so bright only a small number of stars can be seen to indicate that it was a night shot. I tried this with Dunluce Castle with Conor last year and we were very unhappy with the result. So, in my opinion, from my own experience, it would be best to re-shoot the scene again with weak moonlight or else on a very dark night and push out the exposure and see what results you get. On a dark night you could try 'painting' the rock with a torch to bring it out. These images remind me of a place on the Co. Antrim coast which looks incredibly like your location, I was planning on going there soon but really wanted a semi-dark or full dark sky for it. Would love to see night time showers with moonbows over the rocks in your images...that would look awesome. Autumn is not far away now so those times will be upon is of luck with it Richard, and the images still looks great to me anyway, I like the first lot and could imagine that being a great location to image a bright comet!

 on: August 31, 2011, 01:55:16 pm 
Started by rjgjr - Last post by martinastro
Goodbye Richard, I hope what ever happened which caused you to leave wasn't personal. Keep up the great photography, you are always welcome to come back anytime you want. I wish you the very best of luck. I haven't been on the forum for a while so I'm only seeing this now and I genuinely do feel saddened to see you go.

Clear skies and happy shooting.

 on: August 31, 2011, 01:43:18 pm 
Started by martinastro - Last post by martinastro
A couple of this famous Temple on a glorious sunny convective evening before sunset near Downhill Beach at the north coast.

...and here's a pano of the Temple with multicell thunderstorms tens of miles away in the distance producing regular c-g lightning.

 on: August 31, 2011, 01:39:21 pm 
Started by Anton - Last post by martinastro
You are turning into a fantastic night sky photographer Anton!!, excellent star trail image and as Richard said, 10/10 for the composition  Smiley

 on: August 31, 2011, 01:38:06 pm 
Started by Anton - Last post by martinastro
I like it alot Anton, can't beat the contrasting warm and cold colours along with moving clouds to compliment a night sky scene - very attractive image  Smiley

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