To follow up on my small bit of research so far on Astro, I wanted to create a small moodboard showing different images which could help me to start thinking about what kind of textures and materials I could be using for my images, as we are due to start taking photo’s for our plates soon.
I will need to think about practical objects/items in which would be photographed in a way that allows me to deceive my audience, for example, flour – which could be used to create a subtle mist, easily layered on top of other images.
Rosette Nebula 1-6-2014 Waukesha, W These images were formed by a technique call Narrow Band Imaging with the use of the Hubble color palette. Typically eight 30min exposures are taken for each of three different filters. The filters pass ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen wavelengths to form the red, green and blue components of the color image. In total, it takes about 12hours of imaging time to form each image. The images were taken through a 130mm refactor telescope with an 8 mega pixel astronomical camera. There is some addition post-processing with PhotoShop.
Caption for “Pleiades – Joel Tonyan – January 25 2014.jpg” The Pleiades, otherwise known as M45 or the Seven Sisters, imaged from Fayetteville, Arkansas, on January 25th, 2014. Taken with a TMB92L, Canon T3i DSLR, Orion SSAG autoguider and 50mm guidescope, and Celestron AVX mount. Consists of 42 240-second light frames and 30 240-second dark frames, all at ISO 800, as well as 15 flat and 30 bias frames.
Processed with MaxIm DL
Once I get to the point where I can begin taking photo’s for my project, I will be referring to these images in order to help me take successful shots. I will also continue to look at other images to see what else I could potentially achieve within my final plates.