trying to light up the sky

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  1. taters

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    my first attempt at trying to catch stars some help would be awesome if im doing something wrong thankyou
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    oh and some random wolf spider i believe
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    Creeepy, crawly, creeepy, crawly, creepy creepy, crawly crawly, creepy creepy crawly crawly.. I think this one might be good with a very slight cropping.

    #2 is an interesting one.. looks like a solar eclipse?
     
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    man the first one scared the crap out of me at first... I would say give it a closer crop so you don't have as much empty space around the spider. I personally like the second one it looks awesome.
     
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    If you want to light up the sky, you'll need to do it when there's no moon. You can use a tripod and a longer exposure. If you do this when there is a moon, the light from the moon will burn out the image.
     
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    yea i kept trying to mess with the exposure in all different setting and no matter what the moon burnt through the whole time thanks though ill try another one soon and post it up
     
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    just like that?
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    I hate spiders... But I love photography... SOOOooooo... What about something like....

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    How did you get the color out like that ??
     
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    Using Gimp I just played with the Curves a little (ctrl-M) ...
     
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    Bo-o-ris the Spider!

    No likey spiders, but I do like the second one. It is a bit noisy but it's not a bad shot. Though I think the moon appears too centered.
     
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    I believe thats a wolf spider thats typically is tan and black.
     
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    That's awesome! And yeah, it's definitely a Wolf spider. I'm just curious, when you crop a photo, what do you use to crop it and does it always make the image bigger and more defined? Sorry, noob question.
     

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