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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
32 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Aug 6, 2010, 6:09:45 AM
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Cosmic Mesa by BenDiAnna Cosmic Mesa by BenDiAnna
Abiquiu Lake, New Mexico
Part Two: [link]
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:iconrednihao:
RedNihao Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :) You've been featured in the journal of the :iconthe-5elements: :)
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arnaudperret Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo is beautiful! I particularly like the fact that the lake brings nice colors and some light to the bottom of the photo, in a place that usually is predominantly black with just the silhouette of some geographical elements. But I am also wondering how you managed to take this picture at 1/30s f/16 and ISO 160. How did you manage to gather so much light from this scene (from the metadata at the bottom of the page)?
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BenDiAnna Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks man :). Your right, the metadata must have got lost in translation when I uploaded it, strange... I checked the original and I shot it at ISO 5000, 30 sec, f/1.4 with the Canon 50mm f/1.4.
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arnaudperret Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for sharing the metadata. I can't wait to try to take night pictures like that: your picture is now for me a great model to follow, it is beautiful.
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BenDiAnna Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem man. I always encourage fellow photographers to do night photography, it's good to hear your enthusiasm. For me, the fun doesn't start until the sun has set. :D
As a tip, having a good Histogram, where the bulk of the readout is on the white end and not the black, can really improve the amount of detail and reduce noise, get as far away from underexposing as possible, then readjust in RAW editor. I did a basic write-up about the Histogram here if your interested: [link] Username: Brisco
Apologies if you already know this stuff :) Happy shooting!
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arnaudperret Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, any tip is good to keep in mind. Best, Arnaud.
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GoldLizard Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Otherworldly
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orion52898 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconbendianna:
BenDiAnna Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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orion52898 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime! I hope to see more soon!
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:iconragnaice:
ragnaice Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Gorgeous! :wow:
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Quite clean! I regularly use ISO 6400 for this sort of shot and still manage to get a usable image in most cases. Great work, and nice dark sky! I hope you do more.
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BenDiAnna Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! ISO is a tricky thing, sometimes its clean and sometimes not. I'm beginning to be a better judge of how subject, lighting, and other factors come into play and adjusting my settings accordingly.

Also, I love all your northern lights photos! They're some of the best I've seen. I'm so jeasous you live in a place where you get to see them. I've never seen it in person myself.
Btw since your into timelapse you should check out Tom Lowe's [link] work (you maybe already know his stuff), or check out his forum Timescapes. I want to get into doing more timelapses, and plan to, but unfortunatly they happen to take a lot of time. :roll:
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Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I have seem Tom Lowe's work! I am astounded by his work and have been decidedly influenced by it :D I have sort of just begun serious time lapse work. Right now my biggest issue is getting my frame rate up apparently! haha. All in time and practice I suppose. They do take a lot of time >.<

Thank you for the compliments!
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Vaticinium Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
This photo is godly beautiful, don't let anyone make youy beleive otherwise!
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:iconbendianna:
BenDiAnna Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Why thank you! :D
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:iconvaticinium:
Vaticinium Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
most welcome, thank you for sharing it with "us" :)
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:iconastranat:
Astranat Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Superb! It took my breath away... :heart:
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:iconchalutplease:
chalutplease Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
I love when the accidents turn out to be something great and this is certainly that. It's inspiring enough to get me out to try night shots.
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:iconbendianna:
BenDiAnna Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Yes! Night photography is serendipitous and is what I love about it. It's also addicting so be careful ;)
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:iconchalutplease:
chalutplease Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Thanks for the warning! :laughing:
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JoInnovate Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
omg this is even better =)
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
this is absolutely unbelievable :wow: :faint: I can't believe you actually caught something like this one camera. I looks like something from another realm. simply outstanding
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:iconbinamin:
BinAmin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
outstanding shot!
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AkatsukiKurohana Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
:wow: Incredible! That's absolutely gorgeous!
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drtongs Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
ummm... What they ^^^ said and truly amazing shot.
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:iconbendianna:
BenDiAnna Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student General Artist
heh heh thanks mate :D
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itokashi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
I don't have much of words to say right now.. bit it's really Great!
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:iconillea:
illea Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
I'm in love :heart: wonderful!
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AshleyStewart Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: this is absolutely stunning!:heart: Wonderful work! :love:
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Silverbeck Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Just wow!
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:iconbluemystic:
bluemystic Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
That's absolutely amazing! :wow: I'm fascinated by space photography. Excellent work!! :clap:
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rokinronda Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Fantastic!!!! Love it!!
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lisah2625 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Wow. and i really mean it!!:D
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:iconreptilias:
Reptilias Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
this has to be the most spectacular photo of the night I have EVER seen.
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MorkelErasmus Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
WOW!
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Rojpix Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
it has to be said... the 5D cams do an excellent job on high ISO shots... virtually grainless or noiseless ... but then so does my Nikon D700
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BenDiAnna Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Absolutely, they are both terrific cameras from what I've seen them do. I've heard that noise control is just a little better on Nikon, they are certainly on par at least, but I'm very satisfied with what I have. There isn't another camera that I want instead of the mkii.. until the mkiii comes out haha. Then I'll have something to look at but can't afford!
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Rojpix Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
kekeke... good one... yeah they are both pretty good.. I did a side by side comparison with my 5D and my D7oo and I am afraid the Niokn won out (for me) due to its ability to meter absolutley spot on... I have to say tho that I am going to send the 5D bacl to Canon for them to look at.. IMHO it couldn't meter its way out of a wet paper bag to coin a phrase...
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BenDiAnna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student General Artist
I've never used the D700 so I can't compare, but I've had absolutely zero problems with metering. I'm usually using the histogram too which helps as well.
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Bloom-Enchantress Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010   Traditional Artist
wow
is really beautiful!
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TaintedAndWinged208 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student General Artist
That is so gorgeous! :)
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RiverofLife777 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Great shot!
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:iconmadretierra:
MadreTierra Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Incredible shot! I love that you can see the milky way!
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baileysmomentsintime Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010   Photographer
:jawdrop:
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VipersStrike21 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010   Photographer
That looks so incredible...those hundreds of stars. That's a moment which people have to share.
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010   Photographer
this is beyond awesome.
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SellyAngel Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The rotation of the Earth it's not so fast to make blurred some stars.
Anyway... it's really a strange picture. There's still the light of twilight (or dawn, in don't know) that hits the clouds. How can you camera capture the stars over the light effect of the atmosphere?
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pvalentega Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
...(speachless)
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:icondugwin:
Dugwin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Photographer
I think I'm going to have a mental meltdown after looking at this for too long... Freaking well done, man.
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