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Everything posted by Daniel-K

  1. excellent image. I agree with James i prefer the light processing in the original image. Do you use the HSL sliders in LR to do selective colour saturation so it doesn't apply it to the whole image?
  2. sorry Kat been busy and didnt get a notification for this. it looks like its doe a good job reducing the noise in the sky. can i ask if you could screen shot your DSS settings because when i tried to stack the cropped sky it just went all funny. i can live with a noisey foreground so im not too fussed on that at the moment i just want to be able to stack the milkyway
  3. yeah i'd send it back they dont even look like stars at the top middle of the frame. assuming this is wide open and on a tracked mount?
  4. got a better stitch on the 180 pano, just need a way to sort the gradient out.
  5. i have to agree with this, given how little clear and observable nights we get in the uk.
  6. try that link now, for some reason they must not have finished uploading
  7. this was shot at 35mm F4 , still unsure how to apply noise reduction effectively though
  8. if any one is willing to try and have a stack heres the RAWS. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/091g4tsmcrmrl6v/AAA6uEOzFnllTbH7z1wKQ1zca?dl=0
  9. @John Baker thanks for the advice I'm currently trying to stack my milky way shots i took,but its been so long since I've used DSS finding it difficult. I'm not keen on the nifty fifty ive just sold one the focus ring is utter garbage. i do use Nik but i haven't used it on any of these images. TBH john i was so excited i forgot about an image blend and just wanted to capture the MW. Live and learn aye. funny you should that you got cut off. I did too although i new when high tide was i arrived with just over an hour before high tide and it was covered. I had to wait a little longer than two hours though so i stayed for sun rise.
  10. i think I've found the problem there where some subs taken at different focal lengths mixed in. I took them out last night and tried to restack but DSS crashed oh how ive missed using DSS lol ? i will try again later. thanks to all who have helped so far
  11. i will try that, ive just tried cropping the foreground and it looks the same, the detail looks promising though
  12. AH i cant afford PI atm. that last shot you did was stunning.
  13. you do that for every sub Rich? must take ages? there must be a way to mask in it DSS surely?
  14. its been a long time since ive used DSS so i need a little nudge. im trying to stack some subs i have of the MW from my trip out the other night but it seems to only be aligning in the center.
  15. i was thinking of trying the 24mm F1.4 samyang but the 14mm does look very good
  16. Thanks Ian i was battling high winds and was hiding behind some rocks, its the first time in nearly a year ive been out to shoot astro. might try and convince MR's K to let me get a F2.8 so i can keep the noise down. ive tried stacking in DSS but seem to be having some issues. its been too long since i use it .
  17. thanks richm63 looking at it now looks like I've raised the shadows too much i was processing in a bright room.I'll change that. just glad to be out saw a wicked fire ball
  18. Last night i spent the night on Llandwyn Island had the place to my self. ive not done any wide field imaging for ages it felt good to get out. it was quite warm but a little windy so these are the best i could produce. also tried a 180 degree pano for the first time, PS doesn't seem to want to stitch it straight and ICE makes the stars squintish any advice on the pano would be grand canon 5Dmiii 16-35mm F4L ISO 4000 30" exposures
  19. where they used in that F6 scope? im not having a dig, but TV are extremely good in sub F4 scopes and thats what your paying for. IMHO if your using a F6 scope sticking a TV EP in is pointless. stick with BST'S or vixens dont complain about the price if your not using a scope which demands the performance of a high end EP.
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