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Canon EOS 7D
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Apr 5, 2013, 5:17:04 AM
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Night Watcher by PeterJCoskun Night Watcher by PeterJCoskun
Just returned from a short few days exploring the alabama hills, mono lake, and even a stop in death valley. My goal was to get some night photography done, and luckily I was able to get right to it upon arriving at this location. What you see here is the milky way galaxy rising across mobius arch as a small crescent moon begins to rise (the glow on the left).

Alabama hills- Lone Pine, California.

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:icon1sammyfan:
1sammyfan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Phenomenal! :iconsparklesplz:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Thank you!
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Topas2012 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
fantastic :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Thanks!
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tyman5465 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
do you have an astrophotography camera because i can not figure out how to get the stars like that on my camera. (which is not an astrophotography camera.)
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I just use a canon 7d. Not specifically designed for astrophotography, but I also used a lens with a fast aperture of 2.8. What camera are you using now and what lens?
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tyman5465 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
i am using a canon rebel t3 with a 18 to 55 zoom with an aperture of 3.5 and an iso of 6400
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
The 18-55 lens usually will not work very well for night shots. One thing you also have to consider is getting very far away from any city or towns. You will have a better chance at viewing the milky way and the skies will be much much darker.
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tyman5465 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
alright thanks alot for your help i appreciate it
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Hello :wave:

You have been featured in #SkyAndNatureClub's Best of April 2013-Feature!
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Have a nice day :hug:
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thank you!
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Meema Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing job getting the Milky Way in there. I'm a bit surprised, considering you have the moon so close in the sky.
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Thank you. With the high ISO speed and long exposure I was able to capture the moon just cresting over the boulders.
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KongKazaa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
viewing on your website really enhanced the photo and revealed a better lighting. the first thing i noticed with this photo was that the texture of the rock matches that of the stars, in a moonlit graininess.. very cool.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it! I've always felt photos look best against dark colors to achieve maximum effect. The graininess is also due to the noise from the high ISO speed.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I love how the stars look
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thank you!
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xXTheDeviantXx Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thats a cool capture!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Thank you!
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xXTheDeviantXx Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
You're welcome! :D
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great pic! :)
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Thank you!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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Baher-Amin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
superb!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Thanks!
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BrunoDidi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Photographer
Stunning picture! I love it!!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thank you!
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Photographer
Fantastic Pete!! :faint:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thanks Leasha!
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Sammyman92 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thank you!
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JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Photographer
sweet view!!
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thank you!
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Mommynightskye Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Photographer
So beautiful - otherworldly really...
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thank you!
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Mommynightskye Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Photographer
You're very welcome :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant night sky scape :thumbsup:
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thank you!
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
really nice perspective of the arch..a fabulous composition! the high ISO worked great for the sky but did make it a little too noisy in the rock textures in my opinion. but still a stellar capture :clap:
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you! There is always some noise when using such high ISO speeds, but for this type of shot, the noise sometimes adds texture to the rocks as the details are very fine and when printed the noise would be less apparent and look more like sharpened artifacts.
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Jhale66 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Looks like a dinosaur skull...love the view!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Fantastic! I really like your composition on this and the moonstar is outta this world :thumbsup:
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:iconpeterjcoskun:
PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you I appreciate it!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
You're welcome :) Keep on hiking!
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reflectionsinwater Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing! It's almost as if night never existed. You must have waited for a long time to get this shot?
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you! After driving for eight hours to this destination, I hiked out to the arch as it was still dark (about an hour and a half before sunrise) and shot a few frames to kill time before heading to find a campsite. I suppose you could say I waited a long time lol.
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