Milky Way depot

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  1. SquarePeg

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    We had quite an adventure Friday night chasing the Milky Way far up into the NH White Mountains. After getting waylaid trying to capture a photo of a million fireflies at our 2nd spot, we finally made it to our last destination, the Crawford Notch train depot, only to find the MW was too high up for our planned shot where it aligned with the train tracks as a leading line. Had to improvise this angle and get the train depot and MW without the tracks. It’s not the shot I planned but I’m pretty happy with it. It’s a single exposure since there wasn’t time to take multiples before the core was out of sight.

    [​IMG]depot to the stars by SharonCat..., on Flickr


     
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    Niiiice!
     
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    That is very nice. I like the train depot in the foreground. Very well done for a single exposure. What time of night did you take it?

    PS: If that were mine, I'd be framing it.
     
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    Wow! I'd be happy with this one, too. Beautiful work! I think I understand what you were looking for with the tracks as a leading line, but this depot is very charming all on its own. Works just fine!
     
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    Thank youuuuu!

    It was probably between 1:30-2 at that point. I know we headed home at 2:20 because I set my gps to see what time I’d be home (4:40am!).

    I’ll need to see how bad the noise is before I consider printing. Going to run it through Topaz Denoise first. I saved my old laptop with PSE11 and Topaz filters just for this reason so I wouldn’t lose access when I switched to a MacBook.

    Yes thanks I did want the traditional shot from here but will take what I got and love it. This year has been take what you can get with no access to facilities and no real ability to stay over night to be closer to dark skies. Trekking in and out 2.5 hours each way, 325 miles round trip has been “fun”.
     
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    This is the best I could get of the planned shot. The core and the dark horse are not visible as the mw was too high up. It does line up with the dip in the mountains or right above the end of the tracks if you time it right - depending on time of year.

    [​IMG]_CAT4684 by SharonCat..., on Flickr
     
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    Nice pictures =]
     
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    Another beauty! I love all the blue sheen on the tracks. Beautiful image!

    And that is a LOT of driving for a photo shoot, but you know what's waiting for you, more or less. That helps! Payoff is worth it.
     
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    Stellar!

    Seriously, these are great shots. I've not done the milky way myself, something I'd like to do though. Ever since a certain post on here I've got facinated with deep sky photography
     
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    That blue sheen is the light from the soda machine in the other depot building that was behind me. Obviously Pepsi.

    Thanks I appreciate the encouragement. Milky Way is not so hard if you live near dark skies and have the Photo Pills app. Or are willing to drive 5 hours to get the shot! Check out this sight for excellent info. https://www.lonelyspeck.com/how-to-make-an-amazing-photo-of-the-milky-way-galaxy/

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    ow deep sky is another thing altogether and requires special equipment!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Great work! Worth your all night adventure.
     
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