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Old 10-11-2019, 06:55 PM   #3161
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Not into photography myself, but my son is, and was able to catch this shot on a flight from Singapore to Australia. For the description see: NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day
That's a pretty clean shot from a plane at night. The stars look good.

Unless he rigged up a DSLR somehow to stand still for several seconds, it's pretty impressive.
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Old 10-12-2019, 04:40 AM   #3162
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That's a pretty clean shot from a plane at night. The stars look good.

Unless he rigged up a DSLR somehow to stand still for several seconds, it's pretty impressive.
Yes, he was in an A380 window seat with a table in front of the window. He set up a small tripod, and draped blankets around the window to screen out cabin light.

The reason it is the APOD is that the blue streak is an exploding meteor bright enough to reflect off the wing of the plane. The second blue line is a reflection due to the double window panes in the airplane.

It is a once-in-a-lifetime shot.
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Yes, he was in an A380 window seat with a table in front of the window. He set up a small tripod, and draped blankets around the window to screen out cabin light.

The reason it is the APOD is that the blue streak is an exploding meteor bright enough to reflect off the wing of the plane. The second blue line is a reflection due to the double window panes in the airplane.

It is a once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Incredible photo! Thanks for posting and explaining how your son did it.
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Nice video. Just starting to get into video myself. Have much to learn.
Just practice shooting and editing. It's a great hobby. I enjoy it much more than photography alone.
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Some photos from our recent circle Lake Superior road trip
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Just practice shooting and editing. It's a great hobby. I enjoy it much more than photography alone.


Photography just became too easy with the advent of digital and computers. I enjoy a challenge and learning curve, so Im learning on my iPhone, using an Osmo3 gimbal, and editing on the iPad ( were currently on an extended camping trip). Making a lot of mistakes, but learning a bit. Lol
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Some photos from our recent circle Lake Superior road trip
Very nice photos. Loved them all.
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Thought I'd take some photos of something other than landscapes.
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So I found some massive bird droppings on the edge of our rear patio in our backyard that is partially covered by one of our trees. I looked up and there was a juvenile owl sitting and we made eye contact. I ran inside the house and got a camera and snapped some photos. We haven't seen the adult owl for a for quite some time. We normally see the two fly by sometimes in the evening when we are in the pool or spa. My wife wants me to build a owl house for it and mount it on our tree where it has been hanging out.
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The weather was beautiful yesterday and we went to Santa Monica and shot this video. It was 84 degrees in Santa Monica yesterday and will be warming up even more this week.

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^ Great time lapse as usual. Also nice work in the owl photos. I can't get anywhere near the owls around here.
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Out for a hike and found some fall color at the Kankakee River State Park
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So I found some massive bird droppings on the edge of our rear patio in our backyard that is partially covered by one of our trees. I looked up and there was a juvenile owl sitting and we made eye contact. I ran inside the house and got a camera and snapped some photos. We haven't seen the adult owl for a for quite some time. We normally see the two fly by sometimes in the evening when we are in the pool or spa. My wife wants me to build a owl house for it and mount it on our tree where it has been hanging out.
What a pretty owl!
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Thought I'd take some photos of something other than landscapes.
Also great. Love them all Ron.
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^ Great time lapse as usual. Also nice work in the owl photos. I can't get anywhere near the owls around here.
The two owls have been observing us for years. I saw the adult owl a few days ago. It is massive for a flying bird (about 22-24" high with wingspan of about 6'). It was sitting on our palm tree and I went in to get the camera and it was gone. One day I will be able to snap a photo of it. The juvenile owl appear more fearless. It sometimes perches 8-10' from us an just watches us.
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We spent the weekend in Del Mar California (30 minutes north of San Diego). It's a nice upscale beach community and a great place to relax. Here's a video.

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A photo from today's hike. In a stream at Matthiessen State Park, Utica, Il. Water a bit murky after recent rain.
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And a couple from Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Il
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Lovely photos. Thanks.
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Thanks. I want to get out a couple more times while the fall colors are still here, but the leaves are falling and it is supposed to snow tonight.
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