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Under The Milky Way
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Under The Milky Way
Under The Milky Way
Another shot of the Milky Way - this one with a tractor composited into it.
17-40 mm at 17 mm, f/4, 30 sec, ISO 5000

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Howard Eisenberg
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    Well done Dennis! I love the silhouette with the Milky Way. Crisp, clean, and well composed.

9/1/2012 6:37:57 PM

 
Dennis Behm
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Thank you Howard.

9/1/2012 6:47:34 PM

 
Arthur Bohlmann
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Oustanding capture, this is my favorite of the two you just posted. I like everything about this one. Hope to see this one in the winners circle.

9/2/2012 6:13:28 AM

 
Dennis Behm
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Thank you Arthur.

9/2/2012 6:29:53 AM

 
Susan Williams
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A very striking image, Dennis. Capturing the Milky Way is always impressive and you've done outstanding work here. Adding the silhouette of the tractor touches my heart, having grown up in Wisconsin, where there is an abundance of farmland and clear skies. Very creative and excellent work.

9/2/2012 10:28:53 AM

 
David Resnikoff
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Dennis,

Fantastic shot.
How did you calculate the time of exposure?

David R

9/3/2012 5:46:46 AM

 
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Thank you Susan. This was my second attempt shooting the Milky Way, and it is much better than my first. However, I think there is still room for improvement. See my response to David, below.

9/3/2012 8:16:31 AM

 
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Thank you David. I looked back through my images in Lightroom to refresh my memory. I wasn't sure what exposure to use, so I took several images, all at f/4. I started with 20 sec at ISO 3200, and increased to the exposure of this image at 30 sec and ISO 5000. On the computer I saw that this exposure had a lot of noise, so I used the strongest setting available in Topaz Denoise. I plan to rent a faster lens when I travel to Colorado and New Mexico next month; hope to get some better images (assuming the Milky Way is visible).

9/3/2012 8:25:17 AM

 
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Great shot, Dennis. It inspires me!!

9/3/2012 8:29:14 AM

 
Dennis Behm
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Thank you Gary.

9/3/2012 8:30:32 AM

 
Kalena Randall
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All I can say is "Wow"! Fantastic shot, Dennis!

9/3/2012 5:02:14 PM

 
Dennis Behm
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Thank you Kalena.

9/3/2012 5:05:41 PM

 
James Garrison
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Wonderful image Dennis.

9/5/2012 7:44:50 PM

 
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Thank you James.

9/5/2012 7:51:14 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Fantastic! I'm lov'n this one.

9/29/2012 9:24:43 AM

 
Dennis Behm
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Thank you, Carla.

9/29/2012 10:04:19 AM

 
Arthur Bohlmann
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Congratz Dennis

10/29/2012 8:23:07 AM

 
Susan Williams
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Congratulations, Dennis. Love this image.

10/29/2012 8:27:32 AM

 
David Resnikoff
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Dennis

Big , Huge Congratulations.
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10/29/2012 8:32:57 AM

 
Howard Eisenberg
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Congratulations Dennis. This is an awesome piece of work!

10/29/2012 9:14:13 AM

 
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Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna

10/29/2012 2:18:46 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Dennis, I was hoping this one would receive a badge. Awesome...Congratulations!

10/29/2012 3:41:59 PM

 
Dennis Behm
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Thank you everyone for the kind words.

10/29/2012 4:45:38 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Outstanding, Dennis - congratulations once again!

10/30/2012 11:12:37 AM

 
Dennis Behm
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Thank you, Monnie.

10/30/2012 4:17:31 PM

 
Kalena Randall
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Congrats on the Finalist award! I have only seen the Milky Way one time. This brings back wonderful memories!

11/2/2012 11:20:02 AM

 
Dennis Behm
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Thank you, Kalena.

11/2/2012 3:49:15 PM

 
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Hi Dennis,

Congratulations on the Finalist!! This is a fine photograph and truly worthy.

11/7/2012 8:26:21 AM

 
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Thank you, Gary.

11/7/2012 2:04:45 PM

 
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