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    Sky photos

    Not sure if this is the right section or not, but I couldn’t find a thread for just. A true shots without animals etc. so here goes.

    This was our sky at 3:15ish am. It was remarkable in that the edge of the cloud was so distinct, made so by the full moon illuminating from behind. The sky was inky black, the stars visible only in another section of sky.

    The photo doesn’t really do it justice.


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    It’s really hard to capture how dramatic the clouds can look with a full moon illuminating them. I need to look for a tutorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurtinbuckaroo View Post
    It’s really hard to capture how dramatic the clouds can look with a full moon illuminating them. I need to look for a tutorial.
    I have had zero luck getting good pictures of the sky, period. Anything interesting I've tried came out a pale imitation of what I was seeing, I think due to a lack of range in the sensor.

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    I find it interesting that we can get amazing photos of sunsets and sunrises, but nice shits elude us.
    Last edited by gmbteach; 04-28-2021 at 11:13 AM. Reason: Shots. Not shits.

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    Here are some Sky shots I took with my Canon superzoom SX50 camera. Handheld.

    Jupiter and moons
    The Pleiades star cluster – also known as the Seven Sisters
    Orion's belt with Orion nebula.

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    Saw this nice 22 degree halo two days ago.




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    Lobster Lake, Maine on a canoe trip in the days before digital cameras.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowy Man View Post
    Saw this nice 22 degree halo two days ago.



    Sun dog. Rain on the way.

    In my experience the key to taking interesting sky photos is to have a camera when the sky does something interesting.

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    Sunset with higher clouds beyond the lower clouds.

    Sifting though my 123,000 photos for sky photos is a little hit or miss.

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