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Old 12-23-2017
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So my wife and I have had this Nikon D3100 for a few years and Ive always wanted to shoot the stars. I finally got to do that while out hunting this weekend. I think it turned out well!


Jeep is my buddies. I was trying to focus on Orion and M42 Nebula.


close jeep stars by Jason Montes, on Flickr


Jeep Stars by Jason Montes, on Flickr


trees stars by Jason Montes, on Flickr


stars 1 by Jason Montes, on Flickr
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that last one is starting to show some trails, but otherwise very nice crisp shots IMO!


i've been wanting a newer pocket camera for a while. one of my requirements is that the sensor be large enough to capture some Milky Way shots. we travel to so many remote places with great "dark sky", i figure i should be able to get some great images with the right camera and a little practice.

this photo came from an article on lonelyspeck.com about using large-sensor point-n-shoots for this purpose:

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Man, those are some great shots!
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Old 12-27-2017
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This one also came out great! Started to trail a little though. I think I also got a plane or something in the lower right side.

Sky by Jason Montes, on Flickr
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I’d go with a UFO.

Nice pictures. AZ is definately a great place for star gazing or pictures.
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nice!

are you shooting raw? what processing/editing software are you using?
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Yes these are RAW, turned into jpegs.

This was edited with my phone!

I dont have any software at the moment on PC/MAC. I took 2 years of graphic design and learned on Photoshop 7. Im assuming that version is ancient by now!

Ill have to start looking at different ones, got one to recommend?

I can see myself getting carried away with this new hobby!
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Search for Affinity Photo. Much cheaper (and IMO better) than Adobe Cloud. Check-out dpreview.com for a review if it.
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Awesome pics!. Been chatting with a buddy of mine that shoots lava flow photos in HI, and he's been giving me pointers on shooting star/landscape photos with my Nikon D3400. Once I am moved completely I am looking forward to getting out and doing some shoots. Will share my photos here.
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I found the best advice on Ken Rockwell's site. Here's some examples

MilkyWayAtTuweepSm.jpg

PolarisAtTuweepSm.jpg

Shot with Nikon D750 with a Tokin 17mm manual focus lense (bought used for < $200) on a tripod. I don't like the autofocus lenses for this work. Rough area was f3.5-f5.6 , ISO 5000, 20sec exposure , the star trail shot was 45 minutes at ISO800.
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