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NIKON CORPORATION
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Stars in Afghanistan II by swiftmoonphoto Stars in Afghanistan II by swiftmoonphoto
I really can't wait for the winter rains to come and knock down this incessant dust. It's so bad that even starlight is making it glow and forcing my hand on some exposure choices.

I feel like I'm almost getting the image I want. I just need to be able to knock back my ISO one or two notches so I can get better blacks before I go into photoshop.

If anybody knows some some Milky Way photography tips, any help would be had.
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Jimmasterpieces Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
looks great, I like the looks corona australis,
eagle
not to mention scorpion and Sagittarius.Wink/Razz 
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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Jimmasterpieces Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
MY PLEASURE MEN
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sDoost Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing shot... love it! just too bad these panzers are in the front.. :-S
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, and I agree. This place would be a photographer's dream if it weren't for that whole silly war thing.
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sDoost Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true... :-(
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:iconboldsoul:
boldsoul Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot.
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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Dryad-8 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If it's the dust that gives the Milky Way that colour then it really works, love it. See if you can get some clues from Greg Gibbs' work [link]
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, thanks. That dude has it figured out.
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MentalAsylumRules Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How beautiful!
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YannosGATO Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Great!!!
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.
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Sparemetheagony Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Terrific shot
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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AMercadoF Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
such a beautiful view. You captured it beautifully.
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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PRibeiro Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hello .. well .. the picture is very good in my opinion .. the excellent perspective, the colors were very good ... many congratulations for sharing your work ... so vai poara my favorites ..... ah if you can visit my gallery if you want too ... if you do not want too ... I will not be upset ...
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I did have a look at your gallery, very nice.
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pinestater234 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Photographer
Great capture! No suggestions, just a lot of appreciation on several levels. Fav.
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you much. I'm glad you like it.
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Swift,
I have already commented on this as you know. This is now going into my personal favourites. There truly is a spell binding quality to this piece. It just shouts "Man Kind what on earth are you doing", "look at the beauty all around you". An unbelievably evocative and emotional shot. As they say "a picture is worth a thousand words". Wonderful work and thank you so much for sharing this.
Simon
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks again. I'm very glad you like it.
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Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
:clap:
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TreeClimber Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ask, ~Dee-T - that guy's got it down!

I am really looking forward to the first on you can post after the dust gets its ass knocked back down to the ground XD
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, that guy is good. Thanks for the suggestion.
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mphoenix72 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
very cool...
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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KipetuAkora Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing.
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
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KipetuAkora Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If this isn't your best
Then I'm definitely interested in seeing THAT:clap:
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think people tend to be pretty forgiving of Milky Way shots because they are so hard to get. You're always your own harshest critic I suppose. But there is a lot I'd like to improve. Foremost is shooting a frame that focuses on the foreground to help with some of the blurriness and noise there. Light pollution is also giving me fits, but people get good shots with worse, luckily, I've got nothing but time to fiddle with it.
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic capture!!
Cindy
:heart:
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swiftmoonphoto Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So welcome!!
Cindy
:heart:
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