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Old 10-12-2012, 06:23 AM
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Lightbulb How To: Capturing and Processing the Arching Milky Way over the Bungle Bungles

Hi guys

Since my trip to the Kimberley’s, this image of the Arching Milky Way over the Bungle Bungles has become one of my more famous images, partly thanks to receiving an APOD for it back in September.

I’ve received loads of feedback and lots of questions about the image, so I thought it’d be great to share all the details about how I captured and processed it. I hope that it helps you!

You can read it on my site here:
How To: Capturing and Processing the Arching Milky Way over the Bungle Bungles

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Hi Mike,

Great article thanks for uploading.

Question, why didn't you use a slightly lower ISO and increase the shutter speed? I would have thought with the 14mm on a 5D you could should for at least 45seconds without trailing? Or alternatively stop down the aperture by a stop and increase the shutter?
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good article
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:10 PM
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Mike,

thanks so much for taking the time to create that article ... i'll be giving a few of those tips a try in the coming months.

thanks again.

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Great article, Mike. Thanks for sharing!
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Wow thanks Mike. Legend!
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Thanks guys - appreciate the feedback.

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Hi Mike,

Great article thanks for uploading.

Question, why didn't you use a slightly lower ISO and increase the shutter speed? I would have thought with the 14mm on a 5D you could should for at least 45seconds without trailing? Or alternatively stop down the aperture by a stop and increase the shutter?
Hi Mo

Even with the 14mm on the full frame, any more than 30-35 seconds and you start getting trails (when you zoom right in).

The aperture was as f/2.8, the fastest the lens will go. We want it wide open and capturing as much light as possible in as short a time as possible - that's also the reason for the high ISO.

The 5D Mk 2 handles ISO3200 easily, and the resulting noise/grain is certainly not offensive, and easily handled well by Topaz De-Noise or one of the other de-noise plugins or programs.

Keeping the shutter speed as short as possible is the aim.
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