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Everything posted by JonH

  1. That's just magic Kev, your best time-lapse to date IMHO. I'm very jealous!!!!
  2. Check out the 500-rule: http://www.exploringexposure.com/blog/2014/8/28/how-to-avoid-star-trails-with-the-500-rule Google '500-rule for astrophotography' and you'll get lots of hits. Hope this helps.
  3. Great stuff James, the view from Roque de Los Muchachos is stunning.
  4. Thanks Jeremy. We were up in the hills 3kms from Sayalonga, about an hour's drive from Malaga. I can thoroughly recommend the area, not just for a holiday but the skies are pretty good too.
  5. Shot this star trail while on holiday with the fam last week in Spain. It's a quick n dirty process on the laptop with 270ish 30s exposures @ 1600 ISO on a 5D3 with 15mm lens. Such a treat to be out most of the night and be warm, but not so keen on the mozzies though. Nearly a week later and still scratching - must use more repellent next time.
  6. Just found this: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1139812 Hope it helps.
  7. Have you tried taking the battery out and sticking it back in again?
  8. Nice one James, nicely exposed with plenty of detail in the foreground. Love the way the two planes streak across the sky.
  9. This may help: https://weatherspark.com/averages/29787/8/Nashville-Tennessee-United-States but then, it could be anything on the big day. Nashville's a fantastic destination and busy anyway, therefore if it's a serious contender as a base during the eclipse, it might be worth be looking at accommodation options now. Whatever the weather, there's always bar-hopping on Broadway!
  10. I think this could be tricky weather wise and would need to check climate charts before making a decision on location. Also, the path doesn't appear to pass near any gateway cities for flights so, unless you're up for a long drive, the premium/premium fare for August flights near an eclipse will also have connecting flights adding to the cost. Ouch. That said, Nashville is a fabulous destination and my pick of the cities along the eclipse path, but surely all available accommodation will be booked all ready. One possible option for me would be a flight to Denver and then drive up to Wyoming, sleeping in the car for the eclipse and then heading on up to Yellowstone NP. It's on my bucket list and therefore would kill two birds with one stone. Just depends on the weather. Pity the path isn't a 1000 miles or so to the south over southern California, Arizona and New Mexico and almost guaranteed clear skies...
  11. JonH

    SGL 10 Chatter :)

    Nice one Allen, looks great. Never realised you were such an accomplished guitar player.
  12. A huge thanks to all the team for organising yet another fantastic star party. Sunshine, clear nights and an eclipse, it doesn't get much better than that! Looking forward to seeing you all again next year. Cheers, Jon
  13. That sounds brilliant Mark and thanks again for organising this, really looking forward to it.
  14. Hi Mark, can you add me to the list please. Many thanks.
  15. Sounds like you're going to have fantastic trip Kerry. My favs from the American SW for scenery and dark skies: Death Valley, Bryce, Arches, Zion and Natural Bridges, not the most spectacular of the NPs but the darkest skies. Trouble is there are so many amazing places to visit, your hardest job is going to be deciding what to leave out. Good luck.
  16. JonH

    SGL 10 Chatter :)

    Yes, I received my registration email for the show a few days ago. To be honest, I'd rather it was a week later, but having said that, it'll be nice not to dash off on the Sunday for a change.
  17. JonH

    SGL 10 Chatter :)

    Thanks to Tony (Freff) I'm booked Wednesday to Sunday and then off to the Photography Show at the NEC on Monday. Can't wait...
  18. Yes I am, thanks James, I'll have a read over lunch...
  19. What stunning landscapes, thanks for sharing.
  20. It's looking awesome Phil, you've done a fantastic job. Hope to get the chance to photograph and look through it again before too long. Cheers, Jon
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