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    Jeff
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    I have an opportunity this spring to try and shoot the milky over a light house. Any tips? Will the light from the house rotate around and blow out parts of the image?

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    theresar
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    Almost certainly if it’s a working lighthouse. You can take a blue hour shot and blend it with the stars (I’m not that good at Photoshop, but it seems to be a common solution.) What I did last time was to take my usual group of star images and then take another set of images at a much faster shutter speed. I used Sequator to stack and added the darker frames as noise reduction images. It worked pretty well.

    On the other hand, if it takes the light a long time to revolve you may be able to get a single image with a higher ISO. In other words – it depends.

    #13129
    Jeff
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    thanks for the response. Clear as mud. Unfortunately being early spring on the east coast i have about 30 minutes between core rising and the sun rising. I think i will try the shorter exposure and blend route…..maybe….who knows. Might be a game time decision.

    #13162
    Kirk Keyes
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    The only lighthouse I’ve shot at night has been Heceta Head and the beam of light on it swings by every 10 seconds. So I shot with a 6-second shutter speed to give the stars as much time to show up, and to keep the beam from overlapping the adjacent beam. You can see a shot I took there at 14:15 or so in this Photog Adventures video https://youtu.be/939wx-Djxqs It’s a single shot image. You can see the gap on the beam has almost caught the next beam with the 6-second shutter. At 10 it was a solid beam all the way around and you lose the sense of the 8 light rays coming out of the lighthouse.

    Kirk

    #13284
    Jeff
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    Thanks Kirk & Theresar,

    Trip is about 3 weeks away. Will post images upon my return. Hopefully they will come pout decent.

    Jeff
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    #13773
    Jeff
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    Outing is complete. Not the darkest skies in Maine, that posed issues with bringing out the detail. The biggest problem is the HTTP errors i get when trying to upload….anyone else having issues or can point me in the right direction?

    Thanks

    Jeff

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