Check out this cool story about JWalk!
Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:08 AM
his results show what we all are after - good equipment (high quality of all the gear), great sky conditions (and mainly(!) frequent clear skies), decent post processing all brings perfect results.
I can try as hard as I can and still have one usable night of clear skies per Month (especially now in Winter we have clouds ever 3 months every night in row (my record is over 50 nights of waiting for some clear sky while in the meantime I build couple of setups that I am even unable to test not talking about serious imaging)).
congratulations! the images are really impressive. Dreaming one day I could move to a better place to do this nice hobby!
Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:52 AM
I second to Konihlav above. At the moment I have crabby equipment, sky condition is under any possible standard, at 65N we have practically permanent cloud cover at winter and at summer we have no darkness. I'm trying to save what ever I can with processing.
Walker's story is inspiring, great results just in four years! Maybe, if one is good in something else, like golf, one easily realize, how much one has to be ready to learn to be good at something else, like astronomical photography in this case. That's a good starting point.
I have been asked (too?) many times instructions to start this "hobby" by saying "I have 50K $ to spend and I want to take best space pictures ever" They feel usually offended, when I instruct them to buy a tripod, short FL lens and the DSLR to learn first some basic stuff, like calibration, processing etc.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:22 AM
Life is good!
Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:21 AM
Great article. Congratulations Jimmy, on both of your talents, golf and astrophotography.
Life is good!
+1 really cool Jimmy. Congrats on some well deserved recognition
Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:48 PM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:08 PM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:01 PM
Jimmy does give the best advice I know to anyone wanting to improve their game..
"practice short game more"
Don Goldman added a great golf comparison in a presentation a few years back. All images have issues and just like golf, it's how you get out of trouble that makes all the difference, or something close to that.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:01 PM
Maybe you can make it to AIC next year! I know you had to work during AIC2012.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:40 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:03 AM
Good luck with the upcoming season!
Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:33 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:54 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:06 PM
Thanks guys! I appreciate it. I'm looking forward to the new season. We start up early Jan and I'm working on the game as we type!
Good luck with your game.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:43 AM
Do you think they meant Horsehead Nebula, rather than Horseshoe Nebula, though?
\or really M17
Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:30 AM
Wait . . . JWalk is a professional golfer? And John Davis created Jimmy Neutron? Hey, I thought you guys were only famous around here!
Very cool indeed!
Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:41 PM
Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:49 PM
Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:21 PM