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To The Bright Moon



Shot down from my house with a great night in the middle of summer when we got to see some stars a few hours.

Shot down from my house with a great night in the middle of summer when we got to see some stars a few hours.
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ricardo_bentes
 
ricardo_bentes February 21, 2016
Nice! Are those star trails? If they are, you must be pretty far north! :)
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iwangroot February 21, 2016
and yes I am far north, I live in the middle of norway.
andrevondeling
 
andrevondeling March 24, 2016
breathtaking!
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iwangroot November 04, 2016
Thank you =D
gerigivenstaylor Premium
 
gerigivenstaylor March 26, 2016
Very nice use of camera angle.
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iwangroot November 04, 2016
Thank you very much =D
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 January 18, 2017
I'm awestruck. This is an extremely talented shot. I admit to being very envious. Well done
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iwangroot June 09, 2017
Hopefully it will inspire you to make something great and you will be proud of too =D
nikolaydimitrov
 
nikolaydimitrov January 23, 2018
Great work! Congratulations Iwan!

Behind The Lens

Location
Right down from my house, on a small pier for just 2 or 3 small boats, so facing south in the town of Søvik, in Møre og Romsdal Norway. Which is outside of Ålesund and this view is similar to the one we see from out veranda.
Time
11 at night or 23.00 is when I started as that is when it finally was dark enough for a few stars to show. The sequence ended at 3 in the morning as then it was getting to bright. This was before the summer as we soon were not going to have enough darkness for astrophotography I had to capture something unique before my chance would be gone for a few months.
Lighting
I didn't do anything extra as far as artificial lighting, But I positions the camera just right to not get too much light from the town just behind the pier. Due to the intense light from the moon Having a regular trail didn't suit that well. So I applied the image two times for the sky with comet mode regularly for the first half of the sequence and in reverse for the second half. The pier wasn't perfectly still due to the receding of the tide I made an HDR version of the shot with just a few exposures to get a still pier and sharper landscape.
Equipment
Im using a crop factors 550d Canon with Surui Tripod, about 2 kgs for a steady sequence, no artificial light though I played with some, they weren't nice enough for me to make the final image. And the lens is the ultra wide Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4-5
Inspiration
I love Astro shots, and are my biggest passion when it comes to landscapes and nature, even though it isn't the biggest part of my portfolio. So I wanted to capture some of the the magic of night before summer sunlight would take over. I love startrails and since it was right down from my house so I could go back to the comfort of my living room and watch a movie. I also wanted to see how doing a star trail with the moon in would like.
Editing
I do a bit of retouching in my images, such as frequency separation, noise reduction, color adjustments, luminosity masks, masking, contrast and sharpness, all pretty regular for my images but what I did special here was the first part of the sequence i used comet mode, and the second half reverse comet mode using the program Star StaX. Then in Photoshop blended the two, masked in the foreground from a sequence at the beginning of the shoot where I focus stacked as well as did some HDR, To get a still Pier as well some averaging out the tones to get a more even water tone and smoothness. After that piecing together of the puzzle it was just the regular retouching that I apply to my images.
In my camera bag
For the time being, steal wool, a lighter, sigma art lens 18-35mm, canon 550d, many SD cards, Zeiss cleaning kit, 3 flashes, a tripod and extra batteries for camera and flashes. and the Surui Tripod strapped on the outside.
Feedback
Get warm clothes, hang out side for a bit with a composition you like, and let it roll several hours, then at home try processing the sequence several different ways. Use Photoshop, lightroom, StarStaX, try other programs, and make several different versions and then pick your favourite. Or ask your friends for the favourite. But the more experience you have with making regular star trails the more you can test and experiment =D.

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