NLC from Kendal Fell

Thanks for the tip off on twitter from Stuart I managed to not go to bed for another hour and got out to photograph the NLC that was around and bright for a little while, missing out on  the last big outburst I though it was about time to try and get something good!

8.0 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100 (lightroom exposure +1.09)
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8.0 sec at f/4.5, ISO 100 (lightroom exposure +1.09)
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Pre shoot checklist:

  • tripod + mount
  • set filetype to raw, for colour adjustments
  • set white balance to Fluorescent – or raw correction in post
  • turn off Image Stabilisation
  • start with settings: 8.0 sec at f/4.5, ISO 100

Hopefully on the next clear sky I’ll get out again and hope the display is bigger.

2 thoughts on “NLC from Kendal Fell

  1. That’s an interesting choice of 8 sec with a relatively slow ISO James. Did you try any sharpening and if so, was it prevented by movement of the NLC in the long exposure?

    Please tell me you took 500 of these and you’re rendering them as a time-lapse 🙂

    • Only just seen this… at f/8 I didn’t need to do any sharpening, although my ISO was too low, thankfully the RAW file had plenty of detail to be exposed by an extra stop.

      Sorry only 44 photos 🙁 next year perhaps.

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