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    Photos Fishing for stars

    Taking a break from scantily-clad ladies in studios, I took a wonder into the mountains last night, hoping to get some decent milky way shots, but didn't prove too successful, still far too much light pollution even in the wilds.

    I'm off to Iceland again next month so hoping to get something special over there.


    This one was taken at the shore of the lake in Nantlle, annoyingly cars kept driving past illuminating parts of the scene which I didn't want, grrrr. Also the torch I had was way too powerful, so kept blowing out the mist near to the shore, will try again with a less powerful torch, later at night

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    This one was taken from the shores of Llyn-y-Drywarchen near Rhyd-Ddu, I got another i'll need to upload as i left he camera, same position but me driving the car up and down a road below, making some light trails

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    Default Re: Fishing for stars

    stunning as usual belial
    get yourself a Fenix torch - small, and have different light/power settings.
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    Ooh thanks for the heads-up mate, I really need a torch with some power settings on it, will go hunt one of those down now.

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    The settings are pretty limited - 3 settings on mine + a strobe mode. They are quite expensive, but the most powerful setting blows me away everytime (especially considering the size of it) Think i've got a PD30 R4
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    Yeah just been looking, £125 for the one I want, ouch!!!

    Someone just told me to check dealextreme as they have a huge selection of torches apparently.

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    fantastic shots mate.

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    How about some shots of Orion next time you're out bro? Would love to see how you capture the nebula

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    The last shot is truly epic! I'll look forward to seeing some sets from Iceland later this year

    OT but my mate in Scotland got some wicked shots of the Northern Lights last night. I didn't even realise you can see them in the UK.

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    @cyprus, i've tried to get the orion nebula a few times, but never managed anything more than a smudge. I'm going to sell my current telescope and buy a new one after Christmas, something tailored towards getting DSO images and not planetary ones like my current telescope.

    @livesey, yes, you can see them from Scotland if the conditions are right, the lucky sod. I've been looking at some ones that contacts from Iceland have had recently and it's wetted my appetite. I went there last year but failed to get any aurora because of the weather

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    great shots mate, i love the second one.

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    Have to say that 2nd shot is a beauty Carl. Loving trhe blue hues in the centre.

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    Absolutely blown away by these shots mate. Look forward to seeing some more.

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    Thanks guys, glad you like em. It's been a while since I did any night photoraphy, mostly because summertime's rubbish for it and it never gets dark enough (and we had a crap summer which was constantly cloudy ).

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