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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Tony
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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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astrophotographer

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 only...it 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. Although I enjoy my work in helping the patient the time has come at the end of 2014 to drop to three days a week, get out on my motorcycle(s) and take a few more photos of the natural world.

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