Challenge: The Night Sky as Background (1 or 2 images only, please)

Started 4 months ago | Photos
Quarkcharmed
Quarkcharmed Contributing Member • Posts: 645
Re: Challenge: The Night Sky as Background (1 or 2 images only, please)

I agree. In my quote they referred to the twilight blue, and you were talking about the deep night colours beyond twilight.

Although apparently it's more about the colours of the galaxy  around and the air glow. I usually set the white balance slider at about 4000 and it gives a blue-greenish tint of the sky (that is the space between the stars). It's interesting if it's actually orange. I tend to process the night shots into cooler tones.

With the moon the sky is prominently blue, and in the shots it looks like underexposed daytime. That's why I sometimes convert the moon shots into b&w, it's closer to our colourless perception at night.

Below is a time-blended image with a slightly enlarged moon.

bmike wrote:

That’s a great read. Thank you

Please read the whole paper:

“Contrary to the usual impression of bluish night sky colour, in reality the sky is in the orange to green range. Blue colour only appears during twilight hours, due to ozone absorption.”

 Quarkcharmed's gear list:Quarkcharmed's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS R5 Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM
lost alaskan
lost alaskan Senior Member • Posts: 1,556
Re: Challenge: The Night Sky as Background (1 or 2 images only, please)

bmike wrote:

lost alaskan wrote:

bmike. MW is driving me crazy. Moon something? It's not mid-west I don't think. I'm looking forward to your shot over the stellisee.

MW = Milky Way

I was hoping to do some Milky Way landscapes from Stellisee to get reflections / stars / Matterhorn but our trip did not coincide with a new moon, so I settled for star trails from the balcony of the apartment we rented.

Of course. Good luck with your MW shots. Make one as good as these. No pressure or anything. When I google Matterhorn I get 100 pics that I don't like as well as your initial shot. Of course there are other great pics of the mountain, I got my love of it from somewhere. It wasn't all because of the Disney movie.

 lost alaskan's gear list:lost alaskan's gear list
Sony a6300 Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS +2 more
s1ptome Regular Member • Posts: 355
Re: Challenge: The Night Sky as Background (1 or 2 images only, please)

Oh yeah, big one indeed, and furnished like a proper room with a big double bed and all, I definitely didn't bring it in my backpack !

Thanks for your comments on my gallery, I haven't updated it in quite some time. I've had less time for photography lately with one baby and the second one coming soon. We live in the countryside and are lucky to see some deers on occasion, but the hunting season just begins so they'll probably hide more for a while !

-- hide signature --
kiwi2
kiwi2 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,049
New Zealand at night
1

I shoot lots of nightscapes, so have selected a couple of mine where I think the foreground is more important to the image than the background stars...

-- hide signature --
 kiwi2's gear list:kiwi2's gear list
Fujifilm X-T2 Fujifilm X-T100 Samyang 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R +4 more
(unknown member) Contributing Member • Posts: 656
Re: Challenge: The Night Sky as Background (1 or 2 images only, please)

scaper, Image one is superb and worth framing.

-- hide signature --

Anyone who quotes me, wins a free ignore..

landscaper1
OP landscaper1 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,887
Re: Challenge: The Night Sky as Background (1 or 2 images only, please)

BrokenPhotography wrote:

scaper, Image one is superb and worth framing.

Thank you. In fact, a cafe where I live purchased a 20x30 image on a 24x36 print from me and it hangs on their wall where all the customers can see it.

-- hide signature --

Landscaper 1
-----
"Open up your eyes and look around you.
There's a lotta world you've never seen." Pan American Airlines radio commercial

 landscaper1's gear list:landscaper1's gear list
Canon EOS 5DS R Canon EOS R Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II Canon Extender EF 1.4x II Samyang 35mm F1.4 +6 more
ian herridge Senior Member • Posts: 2,400
Night train

Well a streak of one

brettmeikle
brettmeikle Veteran Member • Posts: 4,069
Aurora australis, highland tarn, Tasmania
2

-- hide signature --

Sláinte
https://pentaxphotogallery.com/artist-gallery/?artist_id=2915428
Capitalism's back up plan is looking a lot like Socialism.

Lelly Regular Member • Posts: 467
Re: Challenge: The Night Sky as Background (1 or 2 images only, please)

Lovely image. looks like an elegant bird settling in it's nest.

 Lelly's gear list:Lelly's gear list
Sony a77 II Sony DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 (B023) +3 more
abiquiuense
abiquiuense Senior Member • Posts: 6,501
Weather notwithstanding?
1

Of course C&C is always welcome.  Reproduction is permitted for the purposes of this thread only.

abiquiuense

abiquiuense
abiquiuense Senior Member • Posts: 6,501
By the time . . . (No burn; just dodge.)

. . . you view this, the moon will have swept by Jupiter.

abiquiuense

Gary from Seattle Veteran Member • Posts: 5,121
Re: Weather notwithstanding?

abiquiuense wrote:

Of course C&C is always welcome. Reproduction is permitted for the purposes of this thread only.

abiquiuense

That appears to be a Black Hole. Better step back a bit.

 Gary from Seattle's gear list:Gary from Seattle's gear list
Olympus E-M1 Olympus E-M1 II Olympus OM-D E-M1X Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm 1:4.8-6.7 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm F2.8 Macro +4 more
abiquiuense
abiquiuense Senior Member • Posts: 6,501
Re: Weather notwithstanding?

Gary from Seattle wrote:

abiquiuense wrote:

Of course C&C is always welcome. Reproduction is permitted for the purposes of this thread only.

abiquiuense

That appears to be a Black Hole. Better step back a bit.

If one begins thinking that it appears to be a black hole, it is way too late to do anything about it, given that one has probably "spaghettied" by that time.

Thank you, Member Gary from Seattle.  And, thank you for not mentioning the noise.

David

io_bg
io_bg Senior Member • Posts: 1,087
Here's one from Cape Cod

 io_bg's gear list:io_bg's gear list
Fujifilm X-T10 Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 Samyang 12mm F2.0 NCS CS Fujifilm 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 II +7 more
abiquiuense
abiquiuense Senior Member • Posts: 6,501
Nice, . . .

io_bg wrote:

. . . however, an error has occurred.  There is a "lifeguard on duty," and you've managed to capture one of His wonders.

abiquiuense

Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum MMy threads