Archive for October 19th, 2011
Processing for astrophotography is difficult . This is probably the best i’m going to get from this set of source files – looks like I was at ISO 3200 which caused way too much noise.
This Christmas im thinking…. first telescope? A telescope allows you to get i a lot closer and target specific galaxies, aswell as provide auto guiding abilities to your camera – which cuts down on the amount of stacking and post processing that is necessary. The real reason you have to stack at all with a camera is because long exposures of more than 15 seconds cause star trails. (which are cool but not my goal here)
USA, Alaska, Katmai National Park, Brown bear (Ursus arctos) at sunrise
I created this image while visiting Kukak Bay on the Katmai Coast in August. This brown bear was lazily sitting by the edge of a stream waiting for a salmon to swim past. Eventually, it sat up on its hind legs and yawned. When I saw this image on my camera’s LCD screen, I chuckled. I felt bad for the bear, since this was not the most flattering picture, but I doubt that the bear cares. The early morning golden light was an added bonus. I used my Canon 7D and 500mm f4 IS lens to photograph this moment. This image is a single-exposure which required minimal processing using Aperture 3 and Photoshop CS5.