Nov08 CN Imaging/Sketching Contest Winner!
Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:16 PM
Here is my M42 taken from Rancho Venado in the Texas Hill Country. I tried to go deep and pull out alot of the surrounding faint dust. I combined different exposures to protect the trap while pulling out the dim stuff.
FSQ 106ED F/5
4 x 1200 sec
12 x 300 sec
12 x 30 sec
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 - almost every comment entered in the poll thread this month says it - every one of your submissions is worthy of winning. Congratulations to all of you on a job done very well indeed!
neutronman, 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!
Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:44 PM
It's an amazing picture
Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:28 PM
Posted 17 December 2008 - 12:11 AM
I for one thought this was a fantastic and unique photographic accomplishment. As a hand painter and pastel sketcher, I would say that this photograph should be on a museum wall as a great abstract art! It has tremendous depth and dimension.
Posted 17 December 2008 - 01:54 PM
Mark, that is quite a compliment! Thank you so much! Funny you mention abstract art - I collect abstract surreal art by Richard Powers (best known for his 50's to 70's sci-fi book covers). Some of his abstracts really look like dimensional nebulae. Perhaps another reason I love astrophotography