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Mike Bons
09-05-2013, 11:02 AM
I bought a new 6D lately so I thought I would go try out some high ISO stuff. Below are my first couple of attempts at shooting the Milky Way. I'm not necessarily into astrophotography but I do enjoy it as part of a larger scene. Both were shot with a 6d, 17-40 F/4 at 17mm and F/4, SS 30sec, and ISO 6400. Barns were painted with an off camera flash with a full CTO gel, at 1/32 power, fired multiple times (about 3-4x for the first one and 6-8x for the second one).

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s10/v111/p1836183886-4.jpg

http://www.mikebons.com/img/s9/v94/p1872650540-4.jpg

Matt K.
09-05-2013, 11:29 AM
Cool, dig it quite a bit. Very well done, and I am sure you like the results of this high ISO thing as well.

JAS_Photo
09-05-2013, 11:46 AM
Both are very nice. As I understand it... you moved your flash to point at various parts of the scene during exposure?

Mike Bons
09-05-2013, 12:07 PM
Both are very nice. As I understand it... you moved your flash to point at various parts of the scene during exposure?

Thanks. Yes, that's correct. During the 30 sec I take the handheld flash and light different parts of the barn. The barn in the second one is fairly big, so it gets quite hard to light it evenly, which is one of the more difficult tasks. The other difficulty is managing light from other sources such as the house that is behind the barn in the second pic and there was light hitting the barn on the far side from a house 200m down the road in the first image.

Thanks Matt K!

Bambi
09-05-2013, 09:37 PM
beautiful result!

Marko
09-06-2013, 08:04 AM
Lovely play Mike!

Runmonty
09-06-2013, 08:15 PM
Terrific shots. Both are great, but I really love the colour in the 2nd one. Enjoy the new toy.

Hillbillygirl
09-06-2013, 08:48 PM
Very nice Mike. Another vote here for #2, and looks like you got a handle on the new toy already.

Randitola
09-06-2013, 11:33 PM
Love both these shots....very well composed...

missyinmuskoka
09-07-2013, 09:42 AM
WOW! Love them both. Well done. I would love to try this technique one day. Are you manually popping the flash and different spots of the barn?

Mike Bons
09-07-2013, 10:15 AM
WOW! Love them both. Well done. I would love to try this technique one day. Are you manually popping the flash and different spots of the barn?

That's correct.

Thanks again everyone for the comments! They are much appreciated.

Jason
09-12-2013, 11:28 AM
Excellent shots, Mike. Really like that second one!

aubintbay
09-17-2013, 10:45 PM
Very nice! Like that second one best.