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I dont think this is the stairway to Heaven Wrong Colour.................

I dont think this is the stairway to Heaven Wrong Colour.................
My one and only clear night at 1:30am in the morning. The shot has a "Haida Clear night filter" on the lens my first real look at its results. I am 100% in the city light plume the beach just 2 min down the road from home.. Contrast the colour with no filter and how much more light pollution there is.
Starirway-2

Setting normal Astro for the last 4 years BUT no filter on this shot.

Special K, * ઇઉ *, trester88, buonacoppi and 29 other people have particularly liked this photo


55 comments - The latest ones
 Xata
Xata club
I dont know if heaven is up there or down there but a fine illustration to : www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9ioyEvdggk
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Xata club
Part Of what I was referring to as well I am of the same age as the song.... I count it down here.
6 months ago.
Daniela Brocca club has replied to Steve Paxton club
Because you know how it is, Steve? At the time I already went out with boyfriends :-))) You are young!
6 months ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
The red illumination on the steps makes for a great contrast to the night sky!
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Gudrun club
Thank you I will say great minds think alike.
6 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
It look so inviting with the red glow! I don't really want to reach heaven just yet though ;-))
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
You and me both I love my feet firmly on the ground. ;o)
6 months ago.
 MaggsMep
MaggsMep
Beautifully sharp details.
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to MaggsMep
The benefit of a few year of experience. thank you for saying that it makes all those lonely night worth while.
6 months ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Lovely pic Steve.
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to John Lawrence club
Thanks John a little different for HFF
6 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Looks like the stairway to the heavens though. Wonderful composition and these stars -just perfect. I look forward to experimenting with my filter too one day. The difference in filter on and off is startling to see.

Cheers, Herb
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Herb Riddle club
I think have the filter makes the photo look more natural farther than polluted with light colours. the difference is quite dramatic and its hardly much of a filter.
6 months ago.
 Petar Bojić
Petar Bojić club
HFF!
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Petar Bojić club
Thank you Petar HFF and hope you have a great weekend.
6 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Marvelous image and i love the colour and the pip Steve
HFF and a great weekend
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Thought a bit of colour would add to the end result HFF and hope you have a great weekend.
6 months ago.
 gezginruh
gezginruh club
But it looks so inviting! Even if it is not a destination....
HFF and have a great weekend,Steve!

Best wishes
Füsun
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to gezginruh club
Thank you Fusun made for a most interesting shot I had to climb them to go home at 2am HFF all the best from the west.
6 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
Looks good Steve...a striking shot... have a mighty fine weekend.. and ''HFF'' from Dj.
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to David G Johnson club
Thank You DJ it was nice to get the chance to get out into the night , The filter brought out the red light even more which I believe made the shot. HFF from down under.
6 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
With the filter, red stairway glows in the dark! HFF, Steve!
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Dimas Sequeira club
It was not a long pain either but it certainly brought out the red compared with the shot no filter below. HFF and have a great weekend.
6 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
Excellent !!!
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to neira-Dan club
Glad you like it the best is yet to come. Many thanks.
6 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Back again to wish you a:

HFF, have a great weekend with these fine scenes. Herb
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Herb Riddle club
Thank you Herb great to get out into the night for a change after so long, more rain more clouds. HFF and all the very best for your weekend.
6 months ago.
 ColRam
ColRam club
HFF Steve et bon week end
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to ColRam club
Hope you have a good weekend as well HFF from the west.
6 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful night shot Steve.
HFF and a nice weekend.
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you was worth the early morning trip in the quiet time. HFF and hpe you have a great weekend.
6 months ago.
 polytropos
polytropos club
Yes, with this much ambient light it becomes difficult to see the stars. :)
But the picture is great!
HFF, and have a nice weekend.
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to polytropos club
This I already knew but It was more a trial to see just what would happen with the filter. HFF and enjoy your weekend.
6 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
beautiful image Steve
HFF
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Annemarie club
thanks glad you like I but I do like the next a full 360 of the area.HFF
6 months ago.
 Christa1004
Christa1004 club
Perhaps stairway to hell? ;-))) HFF Steve.
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Christa1004 club
Great minds think alike hence the colour. HFF from the bottom of the world.
6 months ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
a terrific shot!
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Gabi Lombardo club
Glad you like it great idea that worked out magnificently.
6 months ago.
 Falk Preusche
Falk Preusche club
Fantastic colors contrast.
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Falk Preusche club
The filter did an excellent job here.
6 months ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Great image Steve.

HFF, enjoy your weekend
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Doug Shepherd club
Thank you glad you like the shot HFF from down under.
6 months ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Steve

A very nice picture, which I really like

Fantastic colours, and obviously the filter is doing its job for you. Looks like a great investment.

Wonderful composition of leading us up the steps...

Best Wishes, HFF, and a nice weekend
Peter
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Peter_Private_Box club
The investment is not the 77mm dia but the 150x150 to cover the 14mm and the holder to hold the filter but I have seen enough to go ahead. Not what I went for but could not resist this shot or the colour. Did not relies just how much the red would be heightened by the filter as well. Glad you like the shot. HFF from the far west.
6 months ago.
 menonfire
menonfire club
Solch Stufen zum Himmel erklimmt man doch liebend gern ! Grüße MAIK
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to menonfire club
I did at the end of the night to go home and bed. So yes was a pleasure.
6 months ago.
 TOZ
TOZ club
Hi Steve the filter is doing a fantastic job as is yourself exellent sharp Image .
HFF have a great weekend
TOZ
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to TOZ club
Thank you I think the filter is a must for any night shooter, Glad you like the Image one straight out of the head. HFF ope you have a great weekend.
6 months ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
Pin sharp detail and beautiful images Steve. I particularly like the way the colour stands out in the main image - the staircase really seems to glow. Great PiP. HFF and havea good weekend
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Ecobird club
Not a lens I would normally use at night but one the takes the screw on filter so I had to try it out. The filter heightens the red very well. PIP show where the shot was taken. HFF and enjoy your weekend.
6 months ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Belated HFF Steve...such a difference !
Hope things have settled down a bit for you, by the way
Happy Sunday...Diana
6 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Diana Australis club
Thank you Diane I missed your comment with all that is going on here. things are very much the same here even more restrictions but hope it will all work out. HFF from the west you stay safe.
5 months ago.
 trester88
trester88 club
Großartige Aufnahme!
5 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to trester88 club
thank you part of what I enjoy night photography.
5 months ago.

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