Hi all, I work now for some months at getting the perfect space photos. I simply love looking at the stars and thinking about what happens on every single one of them. Every star has his own story, and I'd love to know them. So after developing my own formula of how to calculate the perfect shutter speed (the rule of 500 simply is not very exact) and after figuring out how to get the pictures as noise-free as possible while maintaining the colors and getting as much light as possible I finally found a good way to add back in some colors and structures in post. I hope you like the edits I came up with. These are mainly technical shots just yet, but look at the third one - it is older, so far from being technical perfect, but that's part of where I'm wanting to go with astrophotography. Macro shots, landscapes (utilizing tip-toeing and a custom HDR technique I came up with this summer) and so on. I'm curious what is possible under the star light - partly because I haven't seen many photographers being too creative with this kind of light. (Please click on the first image to see it bigger - I used the forum uploader here for this one) View attachment 2501 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8315681364/" title="Up in dreams by Poki5, on Flickr"> View attachment 28398 "533" height="800" alt="Up in dreams"></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8106854126/" title="Living in the moonlight by Poki5, on Flickr"> View attachment 28399 "532" height="800" alt="Living in the moonlight"></a> I'm very satisfied with just how well these files from my NEX-5 hold up in post processing. They are shot at ISO 1600 with a shutter speed of 10 - 18 seconds with nearly no light after all. What do you think? Any ideas, recommendations, critique?