Monday, December 26, 2011

Comet Lovejoy Revisited

After being hampered by my equipment I managed to get my hands on a Canon 1000D in order to give Comet Lovejoy another shot. I had to give myself a crash-course in DSLR usage since this was the first time I got to shoot with one. Focusing in the dark was extremely difficult and I don't know if I actually achieved the optimum focus. I also had to experiment with all the settings to get the hang of things.

I'm reasonably happy with the results although it's nothing like the images other people have managed to get.

Here's a timelapse video of Comet Lovejoy I created from 30 still images.



And some stills:

Canon 1000D, 18mm, f/3.5, 25 sec, ISO 800
Canon 1000D, 18mm, f/3.5, 30 sec, ISO 1600
Canon 1000D, 18mm, f/3.5, 30 sec, ISO 1600
Canon 1000D, 18mm, f/3.5, 30 sec, ISO 800

1 comment:

  1. ...the most realistic - just-like-being-there - pics of this terrific comet I've yet seen. For some reason all the rest of us over-expose like crazy and insist on making the colours 'pop' to emulate the super-saturated tones and contrast we see in TV commercials....as though we've a product that needs to be sold. Well done KJ - just keep shooting and never stop!

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