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Jul08 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner!

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#1 Charlie Hein

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:28 AM

I am pleased to announce the winner of the July 2008 Cloudy Nights Imaging and Sketching Contest - weatherandsky!

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On July 5, 2008 I had the pleasure of observing and photographing the stars at a local conservation area and dark sky site in Binbrook, Ontario, Canada. I imaged this scene with an unmodified Canon 40D, Sigma 17-70mm lens (17mm @f2.8) and standard camera tripod with no tracking. This is a stack of 15x20sec exposures @ ISO 800 on the Milkyway down to the tree line, and another single 20sec exposure on the rest of the landscape below to create a two frame composite. Stacking was done in Deep Sky Stacker and processing was done in PS with layers. I was really lucky that the the water was beautiful and still enough so that the stars casted a nice reflection in the water.


To all of you who took the time to stop by and vote for your favorite submission - thank you so much! Your participation really makes the contest!

To all the contestants - every one of your submissions is worthy of winning. Congratulations to all of you on a job done very well indeed!

weatherandsky, congratulations on your win! Please contact me via PM with your t-shirt size and also the address where you want us to send it!


#2 Jared


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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:11 AM

Congratulations, weatherandsky, your image was really superb! I almost voted for you myself.

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 05:16 AM

very beautiful~the feeling,the color,great

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 05:34 AM

No surprise there, an absolutely brilliant image.
Very well done.

#5 weatherandsky



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Posted 17 August 2008 - 08:04 PM

Thank you all so much for the votes and support. All the submissions were amazing and what an accomplishment to have even made it this far.

It was a real pleasure to image that scene and you can imagine that feeling of excitement when it all starts to come together especially during processing. Here you can see the details on the image http://www.weatheran...&g2_itemId=1695 they are on the right side of the photo.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:15 AM

Yes congratulations on all your wins lately , your hard hard work really shows.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:53 PM

Simply Awesome....It looks so peaceful...
We want more....Thanks Greg :bow: :jump:

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:37 AM

Congratulations Kerry! You really nailed it in the final version!

And double congratulations on the APOD!!


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Posted 30 August 2008 - 11:59 PM

Congratulations Kerry! Exceptional image indeed!

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:25 PM

Thats simply incredible!
almost too beautiful to be true.
Id love to see more.

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