The Sky

Photographed from
near Granton Harbour

Christmas Day, 2014

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The Sky   -  Taken with a fisheye lens

Edinburgh Sky at Night  -  The whole sky, taken with a fisheye lens, Christmas Day, 2014

 Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                        Photographed December 25, 2014

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The Sky   -  Taken with a fisheye lens

Edinburgh Sky at Night  -  The whole sky, taken with a fisheye lens, Christmas Day, 2014

 Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                      Photographed December 25, 2014

 

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The Whole Sky

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The two images above are both from the same photo, taken at 10.50pm on Christmas Day 2014, three days after the new moon.  It was a cold, clear night with no moon in the sky.

The photos had a 10-second time exposure.  It was taken with a Canon EOS 6D camera with Canon 15 mm fisheye lens, set to 8mm at 1600 ISO.

Prints

I've found that the image above and others that show bright stars against a dark background (such as these pictures of Orion) don't print well.   Most of the stars cannot be seen on the print.

Orion, Christmas Day 2014  -  Photo taken from near Granton Harbour     Orion, Christmas Day 2014  -  Photo taken from near Granton Harbour

However by converting the picture  to become a negative (e.g. using image>adjust>invert in Photoshop) an image with black stars against a white background is created, and this does print well.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  January 6, 2014

 

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The Night Sky, Christmas Day 2014  -  Photo taken from near Granton Harbour             Edinburgh Sky at Night  -  The whole sky, taken with a fisheye lens, Christmas Day, 2014

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The Night Sky, Christmas Day 2014  -  Photo taken from near Granton Harbour              Edinburgh Sky at Night  -  The whole sky, taken with a fisheye lens, Christmas Day, 2014  

 

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