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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Amazing Milky Way II by Jonathan Besler
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Amazing Milky Way II

May 9th, 2012

I stayed over the night on the Hirschberg near Bad Hindelang, Bavaria, Germany. At midnight when I arrived but the sky was full of clouds. However, at the moment I woke up (at 3 a.m.) it was completely clear. It was cold so I couldn't sleep. Finally it was absolutely worth it to stay there :) I want to dedicate this to my friend Melli :) I hope you like it!

Canon EOS 550D, Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 11-16mm f/2.8.

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Posted By: applesuperwoman
about 2 years, 4 months ago
I am not a professional photographer at all but I gotta say that all your photos are amazing! Really great work!
Posted By: Atero
about 2 years, 4 months ago
Echt Klasse Aufnahmen die du da machst. Außerdem ist es schön zu wissen das es doch noch Orte gibt an denen man auch in Deutschland noch die Milchstraße so gut sehen kann ;)
Was mich allerdings an deinen Astrobildern stört ist, das sie klein immer so grandios aussehen. Wenn ich sie jedoch in voller auflösung aufrufe springt mir das Rauschen quasi ins Gesicht. Und das ruiniert meiner Meinung nach das fast vollkommen. Mit welchem ISO nimmst du die Aufnahmen auf?
Posted By: Jonathan Besler
about 2 years, 4 months ago
Thanks for your comments!

@applesuperwoman: Thank you!

@Atero: Hey, danke. Ja in den Alpen kann man sie doch noch recht gut sehen :) Ja da hast du natuerlich Recht, aber mehr ist mit meiner Kamera leider nicht drin, da braeuchte man eine Kamera die besser mit dem Rauschen umgehen kann.

Aufgenommen sind praktisch alle Sternenbilder von mir mit Blende 2,8 und ISO 800 sowie 25-30 sekunden(damit die Sterne ein Punkt bleiben bei 11mm), weil ansonsten wird es zu dunkel und man kann aus dem RAW leider praktisch nichts mehr rausholen.

Ich hab mit Photoshop und Neatimage schon viel versucht das Rauschen so gut wie möglich rauszukriegen ohne dass die Sterne verschwinden aber mehr war leider nicht drin....in dem Fall war das Rauschen noch viel extremer vorher.
Naja kann ich leider nichts machen, wenn ich ne Loesung hätte waer ich der erste der es machen wuerde.
Trotzdem danke dir für deine Kritik, die hoert man hier leider selten und wenn sie konstruktiv ist hoer ich sie sehr gerne :)
Posted By: Asgard
about 2 years, 4 months ago
How many pictures did you use for this composition ?
Posted By: Jonathan Besler
about 2 years, 4 months ago
2, one for the stars and one for the mountains because they would be too unsharp in the other picture
Posted By: Asgard
about 2 years, 4 months ago
I personally don't mind some unsharpness as long as the picture is really real. Artificial landscapes highly upset me as they always fail to deliver the true magic of nature.

Is there any chance you could submit the untouched version of the second picture ?
Posted By: Jonathan Besler
about 2 years, 3 months ago
Hey, the 2 pictures were actually the same but taken with different settings.
So the mountains in the first picture are exactely the same as in the final result. I only combined the longer exposed one with the star picture to get it sharp and not so grainy.
Posted By: arn
about 2 years, 2 months ago
Hello. Just want to say that this is an amazing pic, thank you.
Posted By: PHkins
about 2 years ago
One word: wow! It's rare that I see such a high quality picture of the stars and this shot is simply breathtaking! (As are the others in your Milky Way series). The sky and stars are so clear and crisp and overall it looks fantastic! :)

If I hadn't read some of the comments I wouldn't have known that you merged two shots together either, because it looks totally seamless!

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