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Night Sky of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Marjani

Cocos (Keeling) Islands, AU
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Marjani Moderator expert in ocean scapes and underwater photography Charter Member
Thu 16-May-13 03:46 AM

Last night was the first in many a month where I had the chance to head north to our old jetty and attempt to capture the milky way. I've had this shot in mind for ages... the lights from our new jetty with the stars above.

Although I've been reading on "how to capture the night sky" - there seems to be a mixed opinion of settings. So armed with my brain overflowing with numbers I chose these settings for no particular reason:

D700 | 14-24 @ 14mm | F2.8 | ISO 2500 | 25sec | nr on

In lightroom I reduced the highlights and increased the whites a tad - WB 3084

I focussed on the jetty lights some 3kms away - not sure if that was the right way. The green halo above the trees is our "town" - light pollution bouncing off the clouds. The little shed to the right was light by a small solar LED light to mark the pathway on the old jetty.

I'd welcome any cc or suggestion on perhaps a better capture?





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Waving the flag for Nikonians on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and learning every day.

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