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Wharariki Star Trails by slickwilly182 Wharariki Star Trails by slickwilly182
Star trails! From two seperate occasions in New Zealand.

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PC-Sw-sW Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The World is a little bit strange...
I love this picture! The Tree and the stars in the backround!
It would be nice, if you haden't work with long time lightning, too!
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annabre7 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa - the universe is a bizarre phenomenon!! How long did you keep the exposure for?
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this was 2.5 hours of consecutive 30 second exposures.
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zhead86 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
This is awesome dude... great shot
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!

Hey maybe you could help me out...

I just found out yesterday that I am one of the Top 10 Finalists in the 2014 VISTEK Emerging Photographer Showcase for the 2014 Exposure Festival which is held annually in Banff, Alberta. This years "Closing Party" will be on Feb. 28, 2014 held at Calgary’s Endeavor Art Gallery from 7 – 10 p.m. (Maybe you can join me here!) The winner of this competition will be determined by tallied votes. Therefore, in order for me to win, I need as many votes as humanly possible! Now while I would greatly appreciate your votes, please visit the website and look through all of the photographs before voting on for whoever you think should win the competition. You can look through all of the images and there is a poll at the bottom, where you just have to click the box beside the photographers name you want to win the most. Hopefully me! Remember, you can only vote ONCE, so make it count!

www.exposurephotofestival.com/…

Also, if you are in the Alberta area, keep a look out for one of my 5 images to be displayed on a giant BILLBOARD! How cool is that! Once it is up, I will let you know which image it is, and be giving clues as to its whereabouts. If you take a photo of yourself standing under, beside, or heck, even on the billboard, I will enter your name into a draw to win a 12x18 Signed Limited Edition Fine Art Print of your choice from my website.

If I happen to WIN the contest, I will have a draw and give away a 24x36 Signed Limited Edition Fine Art Print of your choice over on my FACEBOOK page, so be sure to LIKE that!

www.facebook.com/MikeIsaakPhot…

Thanks for looking and please pass this on to everyone you know, via Email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I would appreciate that from the bottom of my heart!

Cheers, 
-Mike Isaak

www.mikeisaak.com/
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M0NY11 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been trying astronomical photography for a while everything am doing is failing XD, Can I ask some question? Whats the point in shooting raw images? and if your using bulb shots how do you control the lighting as you want? my problem is that my 40D shoots only 30 seconds max then bulb mode when i use bulb mode the lighting is purely awful the sky is somehow light blue gray, the stars are barley visible the moon produces flare...never thought moon light could produce flare?? XD :D One last thing..any tips to avoid light pollution? am not a professional and I cannot drive, me getting out of the city to shoot is not a typical teenager. and I cannot go anywhere..any other ways?
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Raw allows you a lot more flexibility, it records all of your data, whereas JPEG essentially compresses the image and alters the pixels. You need a remote if you are going to use bulb mode

The moon can produce awesome flare and can be really cool if you know how to use it.

You can eliminate some light pollution using editing software, but you really have to get out of the city, that's really the only way.
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tjackson80 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
how did you do the light painting for this (of the tree?)
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
There was an outdoor light on the building behind me.
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funygirl38 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice, love how you made the tree the central pivot. Great work.
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it, thanks! :)
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great work
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
np
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retrocoiled Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
it's full of stars
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, it is :)
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MrWitchblade Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Most photos like this are of the north polar region.
Nice. A slightly different :)
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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1996hamster Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
i always see people with these photos, but i never knew how to... how do you? haha thanks. favorited!! :D
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much.
This website may be of some help to you.
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1996hamster Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
no problem. thanks! also, check out my gallery if you'd like :)
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
For sure, you have some cool water drop photos. There are a few good websites out there that would have some good tips for you!
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1996hamster Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
thanks! :)
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Sparia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student General Artist
now..thats dramatically awesome!
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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Sparia Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
welcome
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OmegaMoth Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
That is a really cool composition!
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's what I thought too! Thanks :P
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OmegaMoth Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
You're welcome!
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theycome Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
incredible! =O
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Lin-Z89 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Wow! Incredible shot!
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great pic :)
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Photographer
the composition is very very well done! But the tree is in my opinion to bright. Looks a bit unbalanced. But Great arangement.
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your thoughts :)
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Sokki13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda makes me dizzy...
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha. :)
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Saweeeeeet! Nice focus and lovely use of painting with light. So freaking many stars it is ridiculous.
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. You'll have to thank the light on the office that was behind me for the light painting ;)
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Well thank you business lighting for painting that tree into the gorgeous night
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree!
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AbdoHad Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
completely wow!!!
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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