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Orion Nights

Orion Nights
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-03-24
Categories: Sky
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/2.8, 1 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Heavens Above [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-25 4:13
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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Look at my workshop to resolve this white dots puzzle!

Small astronomy lessons today. Orion is probably the best constellation for beginers. It has got regular shape, few really bright stars and it is easy to recognize on sky.

People were always looking at stars. They wanted to personify them. Stars became gods or parts of body of ancient heroes. Always connected to people fate, they appeared everlasting to humans. Now, with big help of modern science, we know that even stars will die some day. I love to watch starry sky - even smallest dot on sky is in fact big star, sometimes much bigger than our sun. Maybe someday we'll find planets around it? Or maybe we'll find even more? Sky is like endless pirate chest with billions of gems. Today, thanks to Internet and international cooperation of astronomers, we can learn about almost everyone small dots on our sky. But even without this knowledge sky always will be something beautifull and breathtaking.

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Greg! Congratulations, you have done a marvellous job finding out all those stars and planets. We see the upside-down saucepan (Orion's Pot) from home too, but you can't see our Southern Cross from up north though. I like the name Alzirr...
You did real well giving us this astonomy lesson. Thank you my friend

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  • ErEs2 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 15] (582)
  • [2006-01-25 5:51]
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pas Oriona zawsze mi sie kojarzy z z piramidami egipskimi :) tutaj tez ciekawe zestawienie, tyle ze zamiast piramid - klocki ;)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-01-25 5:52]

Hello Greg, Excellent picture,
Lovely detail ,nice composition.
Nice work,very well done

Hi Greg, the Orion is a wonderful and very interesting star picture, but your photo is it also. Beteigeuze is a red giant and Rigel is a blue giant. In the Orion is M42 also. Many years my hobby was astronomy. (here is a good programm for you: http://www.videoastronomy.org/ - it´s freeware - perhaps you can use it.)
Thanks for sharing my friend.

Excellent "nightscape" Greg. Orions constellation is clearly seen. Really appreciate these shots. Brings to mind this quote from Albert Einstein.
"Two things are infinite. The universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe" ;-)
Thanx Greg.

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2006-01-25 8:30]

Witaj Grzegorzu,
Już zdołałem przywyknąć do zgoła innej fotografii w Twoim folio, a tutaj proszę, taka miła niespodzianka. Niełatwe są takie zdjęcia o ile gwiazdy mają sobą przedstawiać punkty, a nie przecinki. Tobie się udało z Orionem, który tak na marginesie i dla mnie jest niezwykle interesującym. Ciekawy eksperyment, dobre foto.

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-25 10:00]

Hi Greg

Great B&W. Thanks for the lesson. :) I always struggle to know which stars to include to "see" Orion. Well captured. Great composition.



Orion the Hunter. Very good capture Greg, good exposure on this night-scape. The constellation is very well seen. I must try something like this soon myself. Very good work, well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-25 15:05]

Hello Greg!
Very interesting capture.I liked POV,
framing and composition a lot.Excellent
B&W work!TFS...:-)

Przepiękne niebo - szkoda tylko że zabrakło na nim kolorów nocy. ona wcala nie jest taka czarno-biała.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-25 16:17]

Grzegorz, what a nice idea.

I did enjoy this.

An excellent idea.

I did enjoy the workshop too.


Hello Greg,

You have brought us another fantastic shot, starring the universe...

I love what you have done in the ws, and will study it further in order to become familiar with the points of interest.

Great job, thank you!

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-01-25 17:20]

WOW, great idea, and good capture. Very interesting note too.

One of the most spectacular constelations on the winter sky. You've done a good job.

Regards, Petru

Most original work, interesting and well presented. This is TN stuff my friend. You converted a simple shot from you window into a beautiful cosmic arproach. I appreciate the work you put into this. By the way, a superb exposure. Thanks very much ;)

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-01-30 20:14]

Thank you, MF Greg.
Sorry, I have no time these days to write complete comments.
Very well done. Well deserved icon.

What an educative WS!!!
I have Orion just in front of my room window every night before going to sleep. Now, if I can remember the name of the stars...

Hello Greg,
AMAIZING!!. You´ve compose a terrific pic. I´m an amateur astronomer and never take a shot like that (there aren´t building in my town).
You can catch starlight well despite city light pollution.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-02-21 11:38]

Hi Greg,
My favourite constellation, there is something special to me about Orion but I have no idea what. It's usually in the southern sky here so I see it a lot from the front of my house. Nice to see another view from another country. Excellent workshop to go with this, interesting work.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-25 17:57]

Hi Grzegorz.
Is a great composition B/W, orion on Lodz city, wonderful nigth star, very nice photo.

I wait more photos, tips ,critiques and comments.

Saludos desde MEXICO....RICARDO.

I love night shots and this one has so much as you've capture Orions belt as well. Thanks for the extra WS with the star chart as well helps to put everything in perspective.

orion is my favourite constellation mostly cause it was the firt one i identified as a kid :D Unfortunately no at summer its below horizon.

Interesting shot, the black and white works on this image.

Hi Greg
Well done! Not easy to photograph the night sky in front of these brightly lit buildings.



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