NorthWet Pics.

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by nwgs, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Sapling

    Sapling Been here awhile

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    I was out in Odessa WA for the Stumpjumpers D 100 this last weekend and was hoping to catch some clear skies for shooting the Milky Way. The weather was cloudy and wind most of the weekend. I finally got my break at 3 AM Monday morning before I left. I headed out about 3 miles onto the course (I'm a member with permission) to an old homestead that had caught my eye earlier in the weekend. This shot is the old foundation and water tower. This is my first attempt at the Milky Way.

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    This is the newer home that is next to the foundation in the Milky way shot..... I stayed through sunrise and got some great shots in and around the house to be posted later.

    The bathroom is apparently out on the front porch... (pink toilet anyway) It was a great spot to take care of some business and catch up on the D 100 program....:rofl

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  2. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Beautiful shot. It's captures like that that make getting up (or staying up until) 3am TOTALLY worth it!
  3. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Sapling, the first photo is beautiful.
  4. ClineDesign

    ClineDesign Grandpa

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    Sapling, what camera settings did you use? Impressive shot!
  5. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Long exposures rule!
  6. Sapling

    Sapling Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys. Star shots are a max of 30 seconds or you get star "trails". This was right at 30 seconds. I light painted the foreground with two flashlights.
  7. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    Tom,

    Nice picture! Is it that time of the year already or is that from the past?


    Sapling,

    Love the stars! I really need to start taking my camera with me to work and try to get some shots like that. The flashlights worked out excellent!

    I got a good chuckle from the second shot. :lol3

    Jon...
  8. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    That time of the year. Time to shake off winter and get out and
    smell the tulips :lol3 .
  9. sirloynz

    sirloynz Puny Human

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    Cap Sante Sunrise

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  10. ironmtnracing

    ironmtnracing MotoQuest Seattle

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    Nice work with the flashlights. Did you have to dodge the foreground to balance the exposure with the sky? If not, was the timing of the painting a guess or did you use the shoot and adjust theory?

    Be proud my friend, awesome work.

    That'd make my portfolio if I'd shot it.
  11. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    Nice Loren! I didn't think you rose before the sun :eek1.
  12. Sapling

    Sapling Been here awhile

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    Thanks John,

    I had been out the night before with no stars out and got in some practice on the old house next to the old foundation. I had a good idea how long to paint each area based on this. I have curtain settings and flashlights that I use that I know just about how much light to paint. Check out the light pollution from camp in the background!! This is a 120 second exposure and some El wire for a fun effect. I got out there and my flash remote batteries were dead so I couldn't get the color gel effects in the windows that I wanted...

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  13. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    tulips... Don't...smell ?
  14. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    Your right, just a figure of speech.
  15. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    Always a great view of the San Juan's. Thermals were good also.
  16. oldx

    oldx Long timer

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    "Always a great view of the San Juan's. Thermals were good also."

    Yes it is a great view Tom,a beautiful area we choose to live in.
  17. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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  18. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Very cool! :clap
  19. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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  20. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    I really like that!

    Jon...