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Offline SunBlack

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Single shots of Milky way
« on: 18:49:57, 25 August, 2017 »
Canon 5D mkIII mod + Nikon 180/2.8 @ f/4, single shots 25s 25600iso, no filters. 21aug2017
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Re: Single shots of Milky way
« Reply #1 on: 23:55:28, 06 October, 2017 »
Great shots. No idea why nobody notices such good work.

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Re: Single shots of Milky way
« Reply #2 on: 08:46:28, 07 October, 2017 »
Very good Luca,

I love these wide fields of view  you get with a camera lens.


Some of my work often gets missed too. It's just the way it is with so much going on, on here.

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Re: Single shots of Milky way
« Reply #3 on: 14:14:41, 07 October, 2017 »
No idea why nobody notices such good work.

It's a constant dilemma sadly Plum and a topic we talk about a lot in Admin/Mods.... over the years we've tried various things to try and get people to not just post images but to also hopefully give something back and replay on other peoples posts.... if we look at the stats for the forum however we can clearly see that there's a core group of about 6-8 people who consistently reply to peoples posts yet most posts are actually viewed, on average, by over a hundred members... such good work is therefore being noticed, it's sadly just not being acknowledged !

Lucs's pictures are a good example as if you look at the top you will see it's been read = 100 times... sadly, to date, nothing we've tried seems to change this and the old adage "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink" seems quite apt.

We're always open to suggestions on how to drive engagement though, as we strongly believe that (as demonstrated on other successful astro related forums) it's self fulfilling, where increased engagement itself drives an increase in engagement and so on.... how we do that however is the challenging part as unfortunately it can really only be delivered by the wider member base.

In a modern digital age we are aware however that people like to interact in different ways, which is why we brought back the like button (so echoing Facebook) some time ago and which interestingly still doesn't actually get used that often and why we also have a Facebook group - as such we're currently looking to see if there's a deeper integration that we can do between other social media platforms and the forum, so watch this space !!

Great images by the way Luca !!


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Re: Single shots of Milky way
« Reply #4 on: 21:53:58, 07 October, 2017 »
Great images
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Re: Single shots of Milky way
« Reply #5 on: 09:51:18, 10 October, 2017 »
Wow!  I wonder where these were taken - judging by the content pretty far South?


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Re: Single shots of Milky way
« Reply #6 on: 10:51:48, 10 October, 2017 »
Soooorry for missing these, Luca... super shots indeed :clap:

I wish we had skies here to have a similar photo  :( :(

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