Aurora and the Milky Way (astronomy clouds ). Photo by astrophotographer
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Aurora and the Milky Way

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Thursday May 2, 2013

Oamaru, New Zealand

Caption: Again using the 8-15mm lens but aimed vertically to capture the Milky Way

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5. nikonjon
11:48 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
I love your Guzzi.
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4. nikonjon
11:48 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
I love your Guzzi.
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3. astrophotographer
11:42 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
Yes it is indeed a spectacular lens. it can capture a true 180 degree photograph on the full frame camera and it does well in that respect, the setting is at 8mm. Once you go to 15mm it will give a curved photograph but one can retune it to look symmetrical in the resultant image. I am pleased with it and the amount of sky it can capture. In this case both the Milky Way and the Aurora.
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2. Kajzar
11:32 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
Interesting photo! You can capture entire sky with this lens, nice!!
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1. BettyFrance
3:12 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
What is it again?  
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I am very keen on astrophotography, atmospherics and nature photography.The passion for photography has been with me for 60 odd years and is still as strong as ever.My first camera was a 127 format given to me when I was 8yrs old, my father showing us how to develop film, in the bathtub, needless to say it became stained much to my mothers annoyance.I guess my profession, Radiography, was a natural way to combine taking pictures with a hobby, most radiographers in my training years had cameras so we all took photos and compared them, always striving to outdo each other.I have always had an interest in Infra-Red photography and we used to play around with IR film in the B&W days, of course we have advanced so much in the digital world of IR I had my camera converted for IR was a bonus as the exposures are as if it was a white light camera. Fast shutter speeds and the resulting images are sometime bad but mostly intriguing. A surprise celebration awaited me at work the other day, to mark my 50 years in Radiography, a long time in one profession, but an enjoyable time and would I choose the same path in life, yes I would. I have met many wonderful people even though their time on this planet was limited, they have been a person I will remember fondly.At last I have acquired a Canon 5D Mkii. It has been a dream of mine for a while to have a full frame digital camera. The wide angle lenses are great and cover the 180 degrees I have longed for when photographing the aurora. The definition if the photos is quite amazing and I am very pleased with the results. Keep an eye out for some more photos.

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