Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

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Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby biggerry on Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:23 pm

dust off those steel wool supplies, raid the kitchen draw and find that fold up chair for its gonna be a bonanza on Saturday night.

Location: Malabar (pm and or text for specific details) It is 20 minute walk, covered shoes essential and a sense of humour.
Date and Time: 01 Sep ~ 4:30 pm
Tide: who cares
Weather: not looking crash hot either, partly cloudy ?
Moon : not optimal, however. Waning gibbous, up at 6:22pm down at 6:05am, it will however be in a good possie for the bunker.
Gear required: tripod is probably the most important accessory

The location is pretty sweet for some sunset light-painting and steel wool action and there nothing better than turning up on fathers day with mysterious scars.. :rotfl2: Plenty of compositions for both south and north looking and some good foreground features for the star trails.

If the sky conditions are not great for star trails then it will be just the sunset and light-painting session.

This will potentially have a few members from photoholics too, so get in early since we ain't gonna have 25 people out on the rock at once :)

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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby Reschsmooth on Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:30 pm

I would have been interested in going along with my LF film gear, but alas, I will be at a birthday dinner Sat night.
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby Remorhaz on Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:59 pm

I'm keen

FYI it's actually essentially a full moon this Sat so star trails will likely be an issue - probably good for light painting, etc where the environment itself will be nicely lit for the long exposure stuff (might be nice with some EL action)

Best time for star trails is likely to be Sat 15th (no moon)

NB: Sunset is at 5:38PM so if we get clouds we might be able to incorporate that as well (standing on the cliff looking back at the bunker with the sun setting behind it)
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby aim54x on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:40 pm

Won't this clash with the Photoshop workshop?
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby Mr Darcy on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:54 pm

aim54x wrote:Won't this clash with the Photoshop workshop?

Photoshop workshop is Sunday. This is Saturday.

BG was talking about a sunrise session up here too. I'll be interested to see that go ahead as well.
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby biggerry on Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:08 pm

sleep is over rated :biglaugh: i am free as a bird that weekend... isn't it old mans day on Sunday?
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby biggerry on Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:59 am

Mr Darcy wrote: I'll be interested to see that go ahead as well.


Is that a challenge? :up:
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby Mr Darcy on Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:29 pm

biggerry wrote:
Mr Darcy wrote: I'll be interested to see that go ahead as well.


Is that a challenge? :up:


If you want it to be :lol:
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby colin_12 on Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:55 pm

Sorry Gerry after the last couple of weeks I will take the option of sleep.

See you at Greg's place though.
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby biggerry on Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:55 am

colin_12 wrote:Sorry Gerry after the last couple of weeks I will take the option of sleep.


have a teaspoon of concrete and harden up :wink:
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby colin_12 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:12 pm

biggerry wrote:have a teaspoon of concrete and harden up :wink:


It is the cement that does the trick :wink:
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby biggerry on Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:12 pm

Here's what ya'all missed. Thanks to Rodney, it woulda been hard to do this one by ones self :)

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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby surenj on Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:44 am

Super duper.

#1 would be better without the 'foreground' moss. Just the misty river only. Thoughts?
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby Remorhaz on Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:58 am

Interesting processing take with #2 (our first attempt I assume) - I'm not sure it suits the feel I had with the shot (long exposure, soft, smooth, etc) - but that could just be because I was there and have the original shot to compare, etc - fresh eyes might have a completely different opinion

That last is also interesting - it's probably my least favourite (compo, etc) but I like the colour and feel of the image - I assume this was one of the ones you took first (with the 10 stop ND)?
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby biggerry on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:15 pm

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Remorhaz wrote:Interesting processing take with #2 (our first attempt I assume) - I'm not sure it suits the feel I had with the shot (long exposure, soft, smooth, etc) - but that could just be because I was there and have the original shot to compare, etc - fresh eyes might have a completely different opinion

That last is also interesting - it's probably my least favourite (compo, etc) but I like the colour and feel of the image - I assume this was one of the ones you took first (with the 10 stop ND)?


I have a BW version which is actually quite nice imo, the textures are cool.

The last is one of the bigstopper ones, I will one day get to processing teh rest...
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby Remorhaz on Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:49 pm

I'm not really feeling this one - but I am in awe of the PP :) - I have something others don't have the benefit of - my own copy of this take - slightly different lens and slightly different position but I'm guessing a reasonably similar RAW capture - so I'm comparing your final result with my original RAW and wow! :)
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Re: Sep 1st Lightpainting and Star Trails Session - Malabar

Postby biggerry on Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:23 pm

Remorhaz wrote:but I am in awe of the PP :)


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