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    Photography, Fretwork (Scroll sawing) & Wooden Toy Making, Astronomy.
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  1. Great tutorial packed with lots of information. Its things like the settings which are most useful as I wouldn't have had a clue where to start. Many thanks for your contribution. Barry
  2. Wow. Many thanks for the information ronin. Much appreciated. Barry
  3. Many thanks for the quick replies. I'll follow the link and have a god read. Barry
  4. Hello, As a newbie I’d very much like to take some long exposure images (like the attached) but do not really know where to start. Can you point me in the direction of a good, simple, tutorial. I have a good tripod, a cable release and a Canon 50D camera with a Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens, a Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens and a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM Lens. I also have Photoshop CS5. I know it will be a long exposure but I’ve read that some people combine multiple images together, using coloured filters, then layer them in software to get an overall image where each layer produces its best effect. A simple step-by-step tutorial, with lots of pictures, would be brilliant if you could point me in such a direction. Many thanks Barry
  5. I couldn't agree more. I watched a couple of Brian Cox programmes on Eden recently and it gave me tingles.
  6. I installed a copy of Stellarium some time ago and it seems very accurate. What initially looked very complicated has started to make sense. Its particularly useful to see where certain things are at certain times . . . which I guess is what its supposed to do :-) :-)
  7. I have been somewhat overwhelmed by the enormous amount of help and advise which I have received from fellow members. Whilst I have been a member of other (different subjects) forums and have contributed my knowledge to same, I have been staggered by the warmth, friendship and huge amount of information that you have provided me with. Thank you soooooo much for making the steep learning curve so enjoyable. Barry
  8. Many thanks for the lens information and images. That was very helpful.
  9. Thank you for the additional information. Much appreciated.
  10. Many thanks for the information. I'll certainly investigate different lenses. Thanks for the tip.
  11. Many thanks Eddie. That has boosted my disappointment no end. Orion looked great and when it comes back I'll be ready and waiting. Your comments are very encouraging - thank you. Barry
  12. Thank you for the encouragement, the tips, and a very interesting story. Much appreciated. Barry
  13. Thanks for that John. Interesting story. My scope is still upstairs in my office so I may have a go (with the skylight OPEN this time) before taking it outside. If only this damn cloud would clear
  14. Thanks for that John. I'll try it outdoors first then look at collimation if need-by. Thanks for your input. Barry
  15. Awesome, thank you for the explanation and I would love to have a go at that in the future. Watch this space :-) (nice web site by the way ;-) )
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