starman1969

starman1969

Lives in United Kingdom Blackpool, United Kingdom
Works as a self employed
Joined on Sep 14, 2012
About me:

Mad keen photographer and astronomer. Use mostly Nikon gear, some Canon.

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Ross the Fidller: I can see 'die hard' traditionalists being unhappy, because they won't be able to use the OVF. :D

If you can still fit an angle finder with that cooler in the way.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 18:15 UTC

Hey well done with the image, it looks great. Finding a nice dark sky to do astrophotography is not easy with light pollution affecting large areas. I really enjoyed my trip to the Pacific Northwest last year too. Mt Rainier NP was the highlight. Steve

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 18:09 UTC as 4th comment
On a photo in the Staff Picks: Our favorite samples of 2016 so far sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Great image. Snoqualmie Falls is a fantastic loc.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:43 UTC as 1st comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Christopher Michel (71 comments in total)

Love that shot from the U2. Who said the Earth was flat?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 20:54 UTC as 4th comment
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (538 comments in total)

With this and the D500, Nikon you are really spoiling us.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 23:31 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply

Looks awesome. Quality image of the needle and the moon.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 17:52 UTC as 58th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Tony Eckersley (73 comments in total)

Excellent work Tony. I particularly like No's 2 & 14. The fireworks over Vegas with lightning in the background is a well taken shot.

Excellent work also on capturing the Geminid meteors (14), although there appears to be at least one meteor in the image which isn't part of the shower, but a nice catch anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 13:58 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Sarnim Dean (36 comments in total)

Love the Milky Way pano. The Southern Hemisphere night skies are a bit more special than ours up north.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 18:59 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Luis dos Santos (54 comments in total)

Nice work. I think they should be regarded as the photographer's own work because it's not so easy to photograph such subjects with such angles, or without people.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 18:48 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Thunderstorm over Munich in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (7 comments in total)

This is a really nice photo. Very well done.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 17:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Moon Rise over Downtown Auckland in the Downtown challenge (6 comments in total)

That is really nice. Well planned & captured. The sky is such a nice colour too with a beautiful gradient from top to bottom. Top stuff

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:49 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On photo Trona DPR-5109 in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (11 comments in total)

This is really nice work

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:42 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Readers' Showcase: Nicolas Alexander Otto (41 comments in total)

Lovely work. I really like No 6

Link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 18:39 UTC as 24th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley (50 comments in total)
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shutterbobby: Really inspiring..would like to see Stonehenge with some star trails,etc... if you ever go down south...

A friend of mine went recently and he said it has a 10ft high security fence all round. Also, the public is no longer able to go near the stones like in the old days. I guess they do need protection, but he thought it was a bit over the top. The visitor centre is also miles away and visitors are bussed to the site from there.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 21:16 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley (50 comments in total)
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cgarrard: That F-15 shot is ridiculous Stephen :). Enjoyed all the others of course, but I have a weak spot for the F15 demonstrations. I watched Chuck Yeager fly an F15 at March AFB when I was a kid, and I've been hooked since.

Thanks. I was very pleased to get that one. Just hearing them approaching through the valley sets the pulse racing. Sometimes it's a good idea to put the camera down & just watch.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 21:14 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley (50 comments in total)
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shutterbobby: Really inspiring..would like to see Stonehenge with some star trails,etc... if you ever go down south...

Thanks. I have considered that, but with all the new restrictions it would be a challenge these days.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 09:02 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley (50 comments in total)
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Via Lactea: Very impressive Steve, you just revealed how beautiful skies can be, Bjorn

Thanks Bjorn. I take some of the inspiration from the members on here.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 19:09 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley (50 comments in total)
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mayurgogoi: I will go for 1 and 5--5 is really amazing!

Thanks. It's amazing to be under such clear night skies.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 19:08 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley (50 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Outstanding! 2, 6 and 9 in particular. Don't suppose you used the Instamatic for those?

Ha ha not quite. Thanks for the comment.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Stephen Cheatley (50 comments in total)
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Rodger Kingston: Terrific post, Stephen! You should name your longest lens "Hubble."

Thanks Rodger. Maybe I should do that!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 06:58 UTC
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