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(Vimeo) Video Farker presents Narrative Time Lapse Video about light pollution and an appreciation for starry skies in the Pacific Northwest   (vimeo.com) divider line 22
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2014-05-04 02:52:28 PM
I miss the Idaho desert
 
2014-05-04 03:29:46 PM

cretinbob: I miss the Idaho desert


I'm glad Nevada is just over the hill. I once again have access to this night sky, if I should choose.
 
2014-05-04 06:27:05 PM
Nice photography.

In Ottawa they're moving towards streetlights that don't spill light out to the side or up. It's not a fast move and I don't believe it will be all of the streetlights but it's a start.

What would really help in the suburbs is streetlights that weren't up on such high poles. If they were down at maybe 10 feet and only cast their light downwards then they wouldn't need to be so dazzlingly bright, and they wouldn't pollute so much outside of their target area.

But it's more expensive to have more, and when they're that low they can be vandalized more readily. But I have to say, it sure makes for a much nicer looking street. Quaint even.
 
2014-05-04 06:47:17 PM
why would people want to look up at the night sky?  The stars are lost to us.  We shall not pass that way again.
 
2014-05-04 07:00:12 PM

cretinbob: I miss the Idaho desert


Gorgeous. Got relatives out there & manage a visit now and then.
Leavenworth, WA was my retreat for a long time. Sitting out under the night sky & watching the UFOs was hilarious.
 
2014-05-04 07:23:35 PM
most of the major cities have excellent planetariums where they've made the experience of star-gazing a much more pleasurable event by moving it inside and removing the nonsense of bugs and weather.
 
2014-05-04 07:27:21 PM
So, do all of these photographers use the same rig to get that slight sideways motion, or... what's the deal with that?
 
2014-05-04 08:14:20 PM

miniflea: So, do all of these photographers use the same rig to get that slight sideways motion, or... what's the deal with that?


You are seeing the rotation of the earth.
 
2014-05-04 08:37:05 PM
This video obviously wasn't shot anywhere near Bellingham.

Sometimes here with all the clouds, I forget there's any stars at all.

There is this slightly lighter gray circle in the sky sometimes that people tell me was the sun when they lived in other places.
 
2014-05-04 08:55:54 PM
Cutting the lights means zilch if there's clouds overhead 300 days a year.
 
2014-05-04 09:08:29 PM

gophurt: miniflea: So, do all of these photographers use the same rig to get that slight sideways motion, or... what's the deal with that?

You are seeing the rotation of the earth.


Rocks in the foreground, not the stars.
 
2014-05-04 09:41:43 PM

miniflea: gophurt: miniflea: So, do all of these photographers use the same rig to get that slight sideways motion, or... what's the deal with that?

You are seeing the rotation of the earth.

Rocks in the foreground, not the stars.


It's a motorized slider.  Dynamic Perception sells a popular model.  There's a pretty healthy DIY segment of the time lapse community too.
 
2014-05-04 10:08:01 PM
like the video (what i saw) but that narrators voice bugged me.
 
2014-05-04 10:47:21 PM

miniflea: So, do all of these photographers use the same rig to get that slight sideways motion, or... what's the deal with that?


Adobe After Effects
 
2014-05-05 12:38:15 AM

calbert: most of the major cities have excellent planetariums where they've made the experience of star-gazing a much more pleasurable event by moving it inside and removing the nonsense of bugs and weather.


Try setting up a telescope in a planetarium to find a galaxy cluster.
 
2014-05-05 01:13:44 AM
Best viewing stargazing opportunity I ever had was while canoeing along the Minnesota / Canada border up in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
 
2014-05-05 11:42:20 AM

daveb0rg: like the video (what i saw) but that narrators voice bugged me.


I didn't want to be negative because the photography was nice and it's a cause I too try to move forward at the municipal level. But I felt the same way.

I felt the narrator's tone was nagging and detracted from the presentation.

I was going to share it to my Facebook but it was the tone that finally made me realize I couldn't do that.

My honest opinion, no insult or hurt intended.
 
2014-05-05 11:50:08 AM
Everyone should keep this video away from JJ Abrams hands.  The very fact you can have believeable lens flare from the moon might just set him off again.

I cannot wait for the nighttime weather to warm up some.  I want to try my hand at some astrol photography now that I finally purchased a DSLR.
 
2014-05-05 03:03:23 PM

daveb0rg: like the video (what i saw) but that narrators voice bugged me.


Subpar voiceover audio quality definitely turned me off. Pretty stunning visuals though. Not sure why you'd have such superior visuals, then skimp on audio.

Message was definitely lost on me. Because I muted it.
 
2014-05-05 03:47:38 PM
West Texas.  Way out near Van Horn, and down into the Big Bend area.

Yes, the narrator sucked.  No, I am not trying to be nice.

Barfmaker: What would really help in the suburbs is streetlights that weren't up on such high poles. If they were down at maybe 10 feet and only cast their light downwards then they wouldn't need to be so dazzlingly bright, and they wouldn't pollute so much outside of their target area.

But it's more expensive to have more, and when they're that low they can be vandalized more readily. But I have to say, it sure makes for a much nicer looking street. Quaint even.


This is how it looks in the French Quarter, and in other neighborhoods in New Orleans where people have tried to preserve the old ways.

lh3.ggpht.com

(Most of the lighting comes from private homes.  We can't afford to fix the streetlights.)
 
2014-05-05 05:16:32 PM

MooseBayou: West Texas.  Way out near Van Horn, and down into the Big Bend area.

Yes, the narrator sucked.  No, I am not trying to be nice.

Barfmaker: What would really help in the suburbs is streetlights that weren't up on such high poles. If they were down at maybe 10 feet and only cast their light downwards then they wouldn't need to be so dazzlingly bright, and they wouldn't pollute so much outside of their target area.

But it's more expensive to have more, and when they're that low they can be vandalized more readily. But I have to say, it sure makes for a much nicer looking street. Quaint even.

This is how it looks in the French Quarter, and in other neighborhoods in New Orleans where people have tried to preserve the old ways.

[lh3.ggpht.com image 465x606]

(Most of the lighting comes from private homes.  We can't afford to fix the streetlights.)


I was recently flying over Iraq and one thing I noticed was the large amout of white light in the cities. major roads still had the orange lights but almost everywhere else had switched to CFLs or LEDs.
 
2014-05-05 11:28:48 PM

calbert: most of the major cities have excellent planetariums where they've made the experience of star-gazing a much more pleasurable event by moving it inside and removing the nonsense of bugs and weather.


And instead of people actually participating in sports, we should just watch videos of it.  It's the same thing....right?

Instead of going on vacations, I'm just going to look at where I like with google earth.   It's the same thing...right?

Planetariums are awesome, but they are NOT star gazing.   You're no more star gazing, than the idiot on the couch who's yelling at his tv about the football game is a real live NFL coach.
 
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