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Finally a clear night for stars

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So there is finally night without a moon and clouds. Its suppose to be clear and 64F where I'm at and only a very small sliver of a moon. So if it's clear were you are as at, it looks like it will be a nice night to go out and point the camera at the sky.

I'll post some pictures tomorrow.
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Unfortunately, star-gazing anywhere within 50 miles of downtown Chicago is impossible. Light pollution like whoa.
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Unfortunately, star-gazing anywhere within 50 miles of downtown Chicago is impossible. Light pollution like whoa.
Yeah. Where I go, I'm at least 10 miles from the nearest street light. I guess that's the advantage to northern Michigan.
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Yeah, I really like going up to Northern Wisconsin for that reason. Clear skies, quiet, relaxing. Oh, and clean air.
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sounds like vegas. gotta go out into the mountain areas to get out of the light from the city, especially the strip =3
 
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A teaser pic from tonight. Painted with an LED light. I need to figure out what to do with the green security light. :/

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that is awesome you must post more!
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Eric, you can use the eyedropper tool to select the green hues in those areas and bring the saturation way down -- that might help your green glow issue through the door and up on the building.
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Eric, you can use the eyedropper tool to select the green hues in those areas and bring the saturation way down -- that might help your green glow issue through the door and up on the building.
I was messing around with it but I can't seem to find a color of light that looks natural.

1. A meteor that burned up (left side of pic). Look pretty cool in person, the camera didn't capture the explosion as well as I would have liked.



2. From a different angle, I should have painted the building on the left side of the picture. I didn't show up as well as I would have liked. I'll probably mess with it a little more in post.



3. The "city" is behind this so some light pollution. The milky way is in the center but doesn't show up well with the start trails. I might try stacking photos to get a better view of the stars but it will be hard with a stationary object in the foreground.

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i like the composition of the first one in the set you just posted. great stuff. i need a tripod to try doing some star shots
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