Jump to content | Accessibility Information | Site Map

CurlyToes Photography

Milkyway Pole

Milkyway Pole < PreviousNext >
This pole is just down the road from where I live. I took about 5 shots here intending to collage them to bring out details in the sky, but in the end a single shot looked better. The Milky-Way (our galaxy) can been seen in this photo running behind the wire and continuing in that direction towards the top right. Although it is hard to make out the constellations in this shot, you can just see the tail end of Cygnus the Swan heading under the bush. Lyra should be there somewhere too! Sorry about the size, but I wanted to get all those detailed stars!
Posted 11:52pm Tuesday, 11th October 2005
Camera Model NameNIKON D70
Shooting Date/Time2005:09:24 00:09:04.80
File TypeJPEG
LensSigma 17-35mm f2.8-3.5
Shutter Speed30
FlashNo Flash
ISO Speed400
Focal Length17.0mm (35mm equivalent: 25.0mm)
Aperturef2.8
ExifTool Version Number5.53
File Size2460KB
File Modification Date/Time2005:09:24 00:09:06
File TypeJPEG
Mime Typeimage/jpeg
MakeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model NameNIKON D70
OrientationHorizontal (normal)
X Resolution300
Y Resolution300
Resolution Unitinches
SoftwareVer.2.00
Date/Time Of Last Modification2005:09:24 00:09:04
Y Cb Cr PositioningCo-sited
Shutter Speed30
Aperturef2.8
Exposure ProgramManual
Exif Version0221
Shooting Date/Time2005:09:24 00:09:04.80
Date/Time Of Digitization2005:09:24 00:09:04
Components ConfigurationYCbCr
Compressed Bits Per Pixel4
Exposure Compensation0
Max Aperture Value2.8
Metering ModeSpot
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length17.0mm (35mm equivalent: 25.0mm)
File System Version2.10
ISO Speed400
QualityFine
White BalanceAuto
Focus ModeManual
Flash SettingNormal
Flash TypeUnknown
White Balance Fine Tune0
Exposure Difference4.0
CompressionJPEG (old-style)
Preview Image Start2400
Preview Image Length21304
Flash Exposure Compensation1.0
ISO Setting400
Image Boundary0 0 3008 2000
Flash Exposure Bracket Value0.0
Exposure Bracket Value0
Tone CompAuto
Lens TypeD
Lens17-35mm f/2.8-4 D
Flash ModeDid Not Fire
AF PointCenter
Shooting ModeSingle-Frame
Color HueMode1a
Light SourceNatural
Hue Adjustment0
Noise ReductionOff
Red Balance1.93208
Blue Balance1.72453
Lens Data Version0101
AF Aperture2.8
Focus Position5
Focus Distance13.34 m
Lens IDUnknown Nikkor or Sigma D
Lens F Stops7.00
Min Focal Length17.3mm
Max Focal Length35.6mm
Max Aperture At Min Focal2.8
Max Aperture At Max Focal4.0
MCU Version28
Effective Max Aperture2.8
Sensor Pixel Size7.8 x 7.8 um
Serial NumberNo= 20032c6b
Shutter Count2578
Image OptimizationNormal
Vari ProgramUnknown
User CommentUnknown
Sub Sec Time80
Sub Sec Time Original80
Sub Sec Time Digitized80
Flashpix Version0100
Color SpacesRGB
Exif Image Width3008
Exif Image Length2000
Interoperability IndexR98
Interoperability Version0100
Sensing MethodOne-chip color area
File SourceDigital Camera
Scene TypeDirectly photographed
CFA Pattern[Blue,Green][Green,Red]
Custom RenderedNormal
Exposure ModeManual
Digital Zoom Ratio1
Focal Length In 35mm Format25
Scene Capture TypeStandard
Gain ControlNone
ContrastNormal
SaturationNormal
SharpnessNormal
Subject Distance RangeUnknown (0)
Thumbnail Offset23844
Thumbnail Length11342
Image Width3008
Image Height2000
Image Size3008x2000
Preview Image(Binary data 21304 bytes, use -b option to extract)
Scale Factor To 35mm Equivalent1.5
Thumbnail Image(Binary data 11342 bytes, use -b option to extract)
Circle Of Confusion0.020 mm
Depth of Fieldinf (3.67 m - inf)
Hyperfocal Distance5.05 m
Filed in: [Night][Urban][Long Exposures]
AF Photography
That's a lot of stars! I like the perspective as well. I might have to try some of these when I visit my mother next in Norfolk, we've got too much light pollution round here. PS what's the trick with the aperture ;)
Cyron
Well that's inspired me to get out and take a night shot tonight (assuming there are stars to see at any rate)
CurlyToes
haha.. well spotted Adam! You're absolutely right - I made a blunder. I put the wrong lens in. I've fixed it now...
SteveO
Very nice, loads of stars there, i can never make out many of the constellations, i just dont seem to be able to join them up. Cool shot, we have too much light pollution for anything like that here.
owen
Brilliant. You really do have very unpolluted skies where you live! Love the pole in this one. It really adds some scale and an interesting lead-in towards the stars.
emma
nice one! i can only ever recognise the plough and orion - so am very impressed with your knowledge of the stars! great perspective!
ian
I love the way the sky has come out as a deep rich blue David.
Kevin
Wow, the milky way. I've never seen it in this country, too much light pollution, but have seen it clearly whilst camping under the stars in the Sahara a few years back. I think it was one of the best things I've ever seen.

Add Comment

Comments disabled