1350-2 - April 17/18, 2001 aurora, taken from home in Alberta. looking south. Part of a series taken looking same direction as substorm hit and subsided, from Image #2 to #15, on Roll #1. (Roll #2 was second camera shooting Provia 100F with 28mm lens and 18mm lens.) All images in this series (#1-02 thru 15) processed in Photoshop with nearly identical enhancements to contrast and colour. Brightness toned down for longer overexposed shots (early ones).
1350-18 - Gum Nebula area of Vela and Puppis. Taken from Atacama Lodge, Chile, March 19, 2010, with modified Canon 5D MkII and Sigma 50mm lens at f/4, for stack of 10 x 6 minute exposures (Mean combined) at ISO 800 plus 2 x 6 minutes with Kenko Softon filter. High contrast boost and Selective Colour adjustments to bring out nebulocity while retaining neutral sky.
1350-19 - Harvest Moon, Sept. 27, 2004, taken from near home. With Canon Digital Rebel 300D, with 20mm lens at f/13 and 1/2 sec exposure at ISO100. Minimal processing to increase contrast but Moon image is not a fake -- the balance between sky and Moon was perfect for recording Moon detail and ground without over or underexposing either.
1350-36 - Sunset clouds and colours on December 3, 2013 from Massai Point, Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona. This is a 7-frame HDR High Dynamic Range stack to compress the high contrast from the bright sky and dark foreground into one image. Combined with Photomatix Pro. Taken with the Canon 5D MkIi and Canon 24mm lens at f/8. From images _MG_6996_6997_6998_6999_7000_7001_7002 taken at 2/3rd stop increments.
1350-2274 - Sunset Mountain views in front of The Observatory Of Pic Du Midi De Bigorre, Hautes Pyrenees, Midi Pyrenees, France. The Col du Tourmalet is the highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrenees second only to the Col de Portet. So in contrast to frequent claims.
1350-2275 - Sunset Mountain views in front of The Observatory Of Pic Du Midi De Bigorre, Hautes Pyrenees, Midi Pyrenees, France. The Col du Tourmalet is the highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrenees second only to the Col de Portet. So in contrast to frequent claims.
1350-16 - Comet Holmes, 17P, taken Nov 1, 2007 on excellent night. Taken with A&M 105mm apo refractor at f/5 with Borg 0.85x compressor/field flattener on SkyWatcher HEQ5 mount. Canon 20Da camera at ISO400. Composite of 4 min, 2min, 1min, 30sec, 15sec, and 7 sec exposures, each exposure being a stack of 3 to 4 identical exposures. Registered and stacked in Photoshop (HDR mode did not produce usable result, so manually composited with sucessively smaller masks to reveal short exposure content around nucleus. Contrast exaggerated with Curves to bring out very faint tail structure. North up, so tail to the S and SW.Nucleus is dot at upper left of inner coma, other star in inner coma at right is a field star