Mary Walsh  



May 2022 - Mary Walsh


About the Image(s)

My camera club had an astrophotography workshop in Avalon, NJ. The leader of the workshop stood in the foreground with a flashlight pointed toward the “dark horse” in the milky way. Nikon Z7II, ISO 2500, F1.8, 20mm, 15 seconds. I edited the photo in Lightroom, Photoshop and also used Topaz denoise

10 comments posted

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Lovely capture. It seems a bit light, have you tried reducing the exposure? Good job.   Posted: 05/11/2022 11:08:32
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Lloyd. I'll take a look at darkening the exposure.   Posted: 05/11/2022 15:22:47

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Nice image. I would try Lloyd's suggestion and compare the result   Posted: 05/13/2022 21:15:32

Paul Jenkins
I really like Astrophotography and I have a 14mm, f/2.8 lens that is devoted to it. The Magellanic Cloud could stand for more contrast. I like the person standing with the flashlight.   Posted: 05/15/2022 18:05:29

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
I have not been very successful with night photography myself. I admire what others do. I also think it woul be more attractive in darker blue tones. Good job!   Posted: 05/15/2022 18:20:30

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I love your image and admire anyone who can stand out in the dark taking pictures. I have never been good at it.   Posted: 05/16/2022 09:37:00
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Thanks Margaret. This was the first time I tried it. Even though I know my camera pretty well, I found it hard to find the buttons I wanted in the dark. There was a lot of moisture in the air that night and as the temperature dropped, everything fogged up. It was fun to get a nice image, but I'm not sure how much I'll keep doing it.   Posted: 05/16/2022 11:46:09
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
That's exactly what happened to me and we were in CO and it was COLD!   Posted: 05/16/2022 13:02:49
Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Yes, it was very cold in the wind on the beach at the Jersey shore too. By the time I left I was having trouble packing up my gear because my hands were so cold they didn't want to grip anything.   Posted: 05/16/2022 14:04:46
Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I totally understand!   Posted: 05/16/2022 14:22:10


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