So while I was busy making my 30 second shots with the 5D (see previous blog entry), I put the 40D to work
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Canon 40D, 17-40mm f/4L
40 minutes, f/5.6, 17mm, ISO 200 (and then pushed 1/3 stop in RAW processing)
40 minutes later (actually 80 due to the NR cycle), this magnificent spinning sky spun up on my LCD. Damn, I was happy. A little disappointed too. The dark skies that we have at the High Lonesome Ranch aren’t that dark after all. There’s light over the north horizon polluting the sky. I could just barely see it with my naked eye, but I’m surprized how brightly it showed up in these long exposures.
Here are two more:
Shots made with same settings as above.
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