milky way

Needs to be viewed on black.
This is my first attempt at astro photography. There is such a short window when trying to capture the milky way and tonight we were hampered with cloud. I learnt quite a few things tonight and one important thing is that post processing is important. This was a Canon Collective workshop and we were shown how to process in Lightroom afterwards. I have Lightroom but use Photoshop usually. I have decided that once you know Lightroom it is a very easy to use software. CC welcome.

I haven't been on here in such a long time as I haven't been taking photos but will post some shots I have taken previosuly.

I hope you are all well and happily snapping away.
Wonderful!
posted July 30th, 2016  
Nice to see you back Elaine, I'm a bit in and out these days but can't give it up, such wonderful folk on 365. This is a fabulous milky way shot, well done!
posted July 30th, 2016  
hey elaine. good to see you! amazing sky :)
posted July 30th, 2016  
It's all clear above the clouds and the stars shine bright! Nice one. And welcome back. :-)
posted July 30th, 2016  
Lovely composition. I think the sky should be a tad darker and more towards tungsten WB for more realistic shot.
posted July 30th, 2016  
Amazing shot!
posted July 30th, 2016  
Fabulous capture
posted July 30th, 2016  
Well done!
posted July 30th, 2016  
JdM
Happy to see u back here-- love that stunning capture:)!
posted July 30th, 2016  
@jgpittenger thanks Jane I found it difficult to process as I don't know Lightroom, it looked so easy when we were shown it. I really don't edit my images very much so it was an eye opener that you really do have to edit these shots. I also would have liked to have been in a place where there wasn't a lot of light pollution. I will certainly try to edit differently. If you have any tips I would be grateful.
posted July 30th, 2016  
Welcome back, I have been wondering how you are, hope all is well in your world.
A great shot. Some of our photo club members went to a Canon Collective workshop up here a few weeks ago.
posted July 31st, 2016  
Wonderful to see all the stars. Great to see you back, and I hope it is all going well.
posted July 31st, 2016  
@elaine55 I'd be happy to help. Do you have LR? If so, I'd be happy to "talk" you through that. My email is jgpittenger@yahoo.com. Otherwise we could start in PS camera raw
posted July 31st, 2016  
I'm so impressed. This is amazing. Well done x
posted July 31st, 2016  
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