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16-05-2012, 09:02 PM
I guess these shots are mostly deep sky? Was fortunate to be out Lake Ballard way a month ago to see the lake partially filled with water. A pretty rare sight, last time I saw it like that was Sept 2010. Back then I got some shots but none with the sculptures, so have had an eye on the weather in that region ever since.
Was out there 3 nights, the first 2 were clouded out. The 3rd night was windless and as luck would have it the airglow was strong and a beautiful emerald green. These are frames from a longer timelapse that I hope to release someday with other stuff I've done in WA.
LB is a fantastic place to visit if you're ever out that way.
Timelapse is live here on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/45856570)
16-05-2012, 09:35 PM
As discussed ... brilliant pics :thumbsup: Very nearly the exact shot I was planing to do next time I was out there, very envious :)
Do you know why you have a green hue on the horizon? It looks quite nice but is not something I've seen in other pictures. I find a get a distinct brown hue when in the dusty wheatbelt, I wonder if it's an environmental effect from the lake?
16-05-2012, 10:39 PM
One word: sublime.
16-05-2012, 10:42 PM
Hmmm as close as ya gonna get to Astro Porn. Great images.
16-05-2012, 10:55 PM
Lovely, Colin. I especially like the second one.
17-05-2012, 12:18 AM
It's the 3rd time I've seen the emerald green glow. This and another were over lake beds, while the 3rd was over the ocean. In all 3 it was a distinct patch that moved in and cleared away, so pretty sure it's a form of airglow. In the fisheye timelapse, the yellowy brown layer you see on the southern horizon in the attached image is more extensive at the start and clears away to the south giving way to the green layer. Later in the night another yellowy brown layer replaces it. Quite fascinating.
17-05-2012, 06:31 AM
Wow, absolutely stunning.
17-05-2012, 07:26 AM
That water must be dead still to reflect the milkyway in this fashion. Never seen it quite like this before. Nice shots. :thumbsup:
17-05-2012, 05:52 PM
Thanks again. Yes, dead still and a depth of 1 or 2 cm makes a nice mirror with minimal absorption. Those conditions are pretty rare so lucky to have been there to capture it.
17-05-2012, 09:56 PM
Great photos Colin.
12-07-2012, 10:26 AM
Brilliant photos Colin :thumbsup: I don't know why I missed these when you first posted them.
12-07-2012, 06:22 PM
Amazing site love the reflection which makes it so powerful.
12-07-2012, 07:03 PM
Fish eye does it for me.....
13-07-2012, 05:02 AM
Probably buried amongst all those amazing deep sky shots ;). No longer Greg, we have a home! Thanks mate.
14-07-2012, 02:34 PM
Work of art Colin -
14-07-2012, 09:55 PM
Missed this one as well, beautiful image Colin congrats :thumbsup:....will have to pack up the fourby and visit the area as well :)
15-07-2012, 11:32 PM
This was part of that brilliant animation at the David Malin awards. So many awesome images in that animation. Very nice work.
23-07-2012, 05:08 AM
The IIS IOTW doesn't support videos, but featuring this image is the best I can do to feature your winning timelapse :)
It's still one of my favourite nightscape images ever and deserves to be featured on its own anyway :)
This image is now IOTW (http://www.iceinspace.com.au), and for those stumbling across this thread as a result, view the timelapse here:
Colin, maybe you can edit your original post to include a link to the timelapse.
23-07-2012, 10:38 AM
Wow, that's a special honour, thanks Mike!
Ps. I can't edit the original post Mike, no Edit button.
23-07-2012, 11:01 AM
Ah, the post is older than 2 weeks - that's why.
I've edited it for you.
23-07-2012, 11:52 AM
What a great reflection of the Milky Way on the lake. Congrats on IOTW:thumbsup:
Fantastic timelapse aswell.
23-07-2012, 10:51 PM
Thanks Steve. The trick to get a reflection like that is to place the camera just above the water...less than a foot in that shot. Conditions were also ideal...no wind + 1 cm layer of water. Then the sky decided to go green! Very fortunate that night :D
25-07-2012, 10:35 AM
Congratulations, beautiful video. These time lapses give one a much better appreciation of the relative luminosity of the brightest stars in the milky way than traditional astrophoto's. And I'm pretty sure the eye can discern moving images better than static. I also liked the camera panning effect.
I think I have read somewhere before how you adjust the exposure times during a run - a hobbyists interferometer in the US? Can you link it again, please.
That meteor breaking up was awesome, I wonder if it would have been visible to the eye.
beautiful pic. Tho I'm a west Aussie so I'm a bit biased lol
26-07-2012, 02:14 AM
Thanks Paul. I reckon the meteor train would have been visible for at least an hour. Compare it to the LMC next door. That is easily visible from a dark sky. Pity I was asleep in my troopie when it happened.
Agree with your luminosity observation, especially when high altitude clouds diffuse their glow and intensify the colours.
The ramping device is a 'little bramper'. The're sold out for the time being, but other options are starting to appear. I think the Promote controller now has an option?
Thanks Jo. I'm biased too. :) We have a really beautiful state...I hope we don't screw it up with uncontrolled development!
06-08-2012, 05:25 PM
A Big CONGRATULATIONS to Colin as I just saw that this video is todays APOD. It was only a mater of time before you scored one Colin.
06-08-2012, 05:40 PM
APOD!!! Congrats and well deserved!!!
06-08-2012, 05:42 PM
06-08-2012, 05:58 PM
Fantastic Colin :) I've shared this on FB with my astro friends there, and universally you're being applauded. Well done sir.
07-08-2012, 11:13 PM
Hey guys, thanks alot for your support! Pretty amazing start to the day yesterday with the Curiosity landing, then getting an APOD. I watched the landing from my hotel bed in Argentina. Gotta be one of the quickest 7 mins i've ever experienced.
Back in Santiago now without luggage! Something had to go wrong, haha.
08-08-2012, 05:23 AM
Congrats Colin, I knew it was only a matter of time!
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