Along the Kilimanjaro Trail

Good afternoon, everyone! I just wanted to share this image I took at the second camp along the Machame route, while hiking to the summit of Kilimanjaro. While I did get many other milky way images, this one is probably my favorite. After exiting the bathroom, I looked to the left and saw these trees and the milky way perfectly framed between...

Prime Lens or Variable

Hello all. I'm still newish at astrophotography. Got hooked on it back in the summer of 2015. I currently use a Rokinon 10mm, f/2.8 lens for my night stuff. I also have a Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5 lens which I love for just about everything else I do. No removing the lens, less dirt... as I'm a dirt magnet for some reason.

So, the 18-300 isn'...

Needing advice on lenses

This shot was taken in the ghost town of Nelson, NV. Full disclosure, the sky is from Acadia NP. I recently dropped and destroyed my Canon 16 - 35mm 2.8 lens. Very pricey. Ouch! I was considering replacing it with a Sigma 20mm 1.4 prime lens, which was recommended by an astrophotographer. The reviews of the lens indicate there is a bit of a...

Beginner question

Hello everyone!

I started getting into photography and Astrophotography is what really got me more serious.

I have been owning a Canon T3i for a couple of years, but never really tested it out until recently.

To do Astrophotography, I got myself a Rokinon 16MM f2 and I also own a Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS.

The...

Would love your critique!

Took this from my back yard the other night. Worked on it in post to bring out detail would like some thoughts on the final product. Does the processing feel natural? Too much? Not enough?

Eclipse 2017 - Las Vegas

Las Vegas Eclipse 2017. I always say things happen for a reason, at first I thought the clouds were going to make shooting the eclipse horrible, but at the end I loved how these photos turned out. The sky really helped to create a mood that without it the photo wouldn't have had that depth. Even though Nevada's eclipse wasn't a full totality, I...

Milky Way in Colorado

Outside Colorado Springs, it can be difficult to get a good shot of the Milky Way due to light pollution. Here I was looking south and the city lights were to the west, so there wasn't much light pollution. I used my flashlight to light the rocks. This was taken with a Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art.

Milky Way Photography over an abandoned Train Trestle

Hey fellow astro lovers!

First disclaimer, I am not in love with the images I personally got from this trip to the Trestle. Brendon might like his but I am just meh over mine but it was a great practice and I am very glad we filmed the whole thing so I can learn from my mistakes and share them with others.

To be fair, in the...

Selfie!

Any CC on this image?
This was taken with a Nikon D3x + 14-24 F2.8 on a very very cold night.
The photo is taken in front of Burg Eltz, Germany.

Matterhorn

Hey Everybody

Hope you are doing well

This picture was taken in Zermatt Switzerland.. It was worth it, waiting for the Milky way until 2 O clock...
I am new to Astro, so I would appreciate a few critique of this picture.

Specs: Vertikal Panorama with 3 Shot, ISO:3200, 15Sec Exposure, @18mm, @f1.8.

cheers from...

Koosah Falls, OR

Here is a star trail I shot over the course of 1 hour, using 149 25" exposures. The moon was very bright and the trees in the foreground were lit by my friend's flash and our phones unintentionally.

New Death Valley Nightscape

I do a mix of natural and surreal astrophotography for my workshops and this came out a bit towards the latter. Visited Death Valley NP late last month and took a trip down to Racetrack Playa and created a 3 x 7 shot pano. It was a bit tough due to another group light painting directly in front of me. www.jtblenker.com

Astro photos York Western Australia

Hi guys thought I would upload some astro photos for comment, Quite new to this so any comments would be great. The first one is taken with a tamron 24-70 at 24secs exposure , iso 1600 f2.8. I did some editing in lightroom and finished off with some luminosity changes to the stars in photoshop. Picture two is taken from top of Mt Brown above...

This Old House Panorama

Finally getting the center of our Milky Way. It was a hazy night when I took this but the skies were dark enough to see airglow. My processing of the Milkyway as always keeping airglow in mind. You have to be in some seriously dark skies to view airglow.

Astrophotography in Washington State

Hi all,

Here are a couple of night shots from Western Washington. I have a backlog of Milky Way shots from around the state but have been unsatisfied in my post-processing. I'm finding that trying to bring out the milky way core without making it too cartoonish is a serious PITA.

Anyway, any critiques are welcome and appreciated...

First Shot of the Milky Way

I grabbed this shot back in late summer/early fall while camping at Kodachrome Park in southern Utah. I just started getting into astrophotography not that long ago but I find it simply amazing and peaceful.

Unfortunately at the time I took this shot I was explaining the process to a fellow photographer and neglected to notice that my...

Welcome

Hey all, I wanted to create this group because I haven't seen a lot of astrophotographers on the site and I wanted to share my passion and knowledge as well as hear back from everyone about my images. Anyways I wanted some feedback on this image so what do you think?