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Thank you all for your warm regards and wishes. EPZ family is like a treasure that you could never touch or deduct from it but it is always there. I hope all of you have a good health.

After reading your comments I might add more description about this shot I took on 13th of Dec. night.
It might sound a bit spiritual, but when one stands and looks into the sky in a remote, pitch black dark place and sees stars and meteors in the sky the first thing that comes to one's mind is "how big is Almighty and how small are we and yet we send a robot to the Mars and we think that we have reached to Almighty's wisdom and power..." you might not agree with me though, that's OK Smile I take my hat though for what NASA and scientists have done so far for mankind.

Regards
Astyag

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 1000D
Lens:18-55mm Canon
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Dec 2012 - 1:08 AM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:30sec
Exposure Comp:+2
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Observing Geminid Meteor shower
Username:astyag astyag
Uploaded:18 Dec 2012 - 10:26 AM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Geminid meteor shower, Landscape / travel, Night, Night photography, Portraits / people, Stars, Wildlife / nature
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2012 - 3:53 PM

incredible .......

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2012 - 6:43 PM

Always special to see

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2012 - 7:33 PM

It's a wonderful image and definitely speaks of the impressiveness of the universe.

One winter in Norway we went to be with friends in a cabin far away from city lights. When we emerged from our car, we could hardly see a thing. We had to wait about 10 minutes for our eyes to adjust to the dark, and then, WOW, we saw more stars in the sky than we realized were there.

Anne

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xwang
xwang  431 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Dec 2012 - 8:06 PM

Nice shot, Astyag. Excellent light control...Personally I would prefer you stand slightly towards left a little.Smile
Best wishes.

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astyag
astyag  612 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2012 - 9:14 AM


Quote: It's a wonderful image and definitely speaks of the impressiveness of the universe.

One winter in Norway we went to be with friends in a cabin far away from city lights. When we emerged from our car, we could hardly see a thing. We had to wait about 10 minutes for our eyes to adjust to the dark, and then, WOW, we saw more stars in the sky than we realized were there.

Anne

Indeed, tell me about those ten minutes! well said. It is all about light pollution, once the car's light travels away you will start seeing the stars.

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astyag
astyag  612 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2012 - 9:28 AM


Quote: Nice shot, Astyag. Excellent light control...Personally I would prefer you stand slightly towards left a little.Smile
Best wishes.

Hi Xiaole Smile I am behind camera! The subject is my brother. I had to lay camera with tripod horizontally on the ground to capture the sky. I would have compositioned the subject to the center. But you could say that my composition was with my eyes closed since I couldn't lay down on the ground and see through live view, even if I could it was pitch black so I couldn't see anything through live view. All in all I am happy with result since I manually focused and without knowing that I have focused on the subject sharply. However, I have so much to learn about astrophotography! I started to like this method! it is fun, spiritual and peaceful at night! Smile in the meantime I am searching a way to find the focus on my subject in pitch black dark! So far besides having some luck the only solution that I have found is to be present at your site before sun sets to scan the environment and find your focus.

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RTR
RTR  5 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
19 Dec 2012 - 9:53 PM

Nice shot this, unfortunately where I am it has been overcast throughout the shower and I haven't been able to see it.
I would cool this right down in photoshop to get rid of the brown hue, just a thought.
well done, Rich.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
21 Dec 2012 - 4:18 PM

I like this shot Astyag, I like the light from ground level fading in to darkness, your Brothers outline also fading, highlighting the Meteor shower as it gets darker still, it must have been a very difficult shot indeed, well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Humblebee
Humblebee  1 England
21 Dec 2012 - 9:57 PM

What a wonderfully atmospheric shot, even more so when one realises just how you had to shoot it. I think the clouds as they are, add to the composition, with the placement of your brother, to my eye, spot on ... Carol Grin

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2012 - 1:21 PM

agree about the figure being rather to far the right end, apart from that, I admire very much how you have done it and your technique for such a long exposure worked well! I also like your thoughts about stargazing.
Strangely enough, that is how I feel watching the sun set or rise over the land.

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UrbaneMagick
30 Dec 2012 - 2:14 PM

Hi Astyag, what an image... quite different from what I expected!!

Thanks for the vote on the latest on my Druids / stonehenge/ solstice series... just a few more of thos to come in the next few days && that's it.

Gareth

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