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Old 03-02-2019, 11:29 AM   #1
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Milky Way, Lake Lila

Milky Way over Lake Lila

Thinking back on a wonderful summer, and likely my last in the US for some time - I spent a few days in the Adirondacks working, and managed to hike into one of my favorite places to do some night photography.

This is a slightly re-processed image of the Milky Way over Lake Lila, in the heart of the Adirondack Park.

This multi image mosaic was shot with a Vixen Polarie tracker aligned to Polaris. The tracker rotates at the same rate as the earth under the stars - so once aligned longer exposures are possible. I took two images for each of 12 camera positions for the sky and stacked / medianed them to knock down the noise. I then stitched the stacked images from the sky and combined them with 3 images that were stitched for the foreground and lake that were taken at the end of the sequence without the star tracker running. The image took over an hour to acquire, (plus the hike in, waiting, and hike out) and countless hours processing as I'm still learning how best to process mosaic astro landscape images.

Milky Way over Lake Lila (re-processed 2-27-19) by Mike, on Flickr
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:05 AM   #2
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That gave me chills. Beautiful, thank you.
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:48 AM   #3
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That gave me chills. Beautiful, thank you.
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for the picture. And it's helpful to read about what it takes to get it.
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Old 03-06-2019, 01:23 PM   #5
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That's a beautiful picture. I hope that you'll have nice outdoor places wherever you're going next.
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Thanks for the picture. And it's helpful to read about what it takes to get it.
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Thank you Don. Photography has been a labor of love.
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Old 03-09-2019, 04:45 PM   #7
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That's a beautiful picture. I hope that you'll have nice outdoor places wherever you're going next.
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Moving to Switzerland, so assuming I can get out of town Iím pretty sure they have pretty mountains there. Not sure on how dark the sky will get...
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:25 AM   #8
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God took the stars and he tossed 'em
Can't tell the birds from the blossoms
You'll never be free of me
He'll make a tree from me

Don't say goodbye to me
Describe the sky to me
And if the sky falls, mark my words
We'll catch mocking birds


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Old 03-28-2019, 03:08 PM   #9
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That looks amazing, bmike!
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That looks amazing, bmike!
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Old 04-02-2019, 01:12 PM   #11
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Hoping to see more photos in the long run.
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:46 PM   #12
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I don't know what's more impressive, the picture itself or the method by which you've whittled it from the sky.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:12 PM   #13
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Yup, might have taken a long time to capture.
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