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Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn
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I photograph deep space, weather, landscapes and aviation.
I photograph deep space, weather, landscapes and aviation.

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Hi everyone, here is my latest image of M51 Whirlpool Galaxy. This has become a favourite target of mine so it's always a fun one to revisit with hopes of getting a better result each time. For the website view and extra details click...

http://www.weatherandsky.com/all_astrophotography/h899679c2#h899679c2

Image Details: Astro-Tech 8in RC with 0.67 AP telecompressor (~1186 mm fl), SBIG8300 mono camera. 6hrs Luminance, 1-1.5 hrs each RGB (10min sub exposures). Preprocessing in Pixinsight, post processing in Photoshop CC, finalized in Lightroom CC.
Hope you like it!
#astronomy #astrophotography #galaxies #galaxy #deepspace #nightsky
+Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD)
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Happy New Year everyone!! +Rita Zietsma and I went for a two day intense night sky photography/hiking adventure in Tobermory Ontario this past summer. This is just one of the many spots that we photographed. #astrophotography #nightsky #lighthouse #milkyway
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Famous cluster of galaxies in the spring constellation Virgo. For more image details click through the link. Hope you like it!
http://www.weatherandsky.com/all_astrophotography/h78d34b5a#h78d34b5a #astrophotography #space #nightsky #galaxies #galaxy #deepspace

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Something Bubbly! Another convective day in June.
#storms   #clouds  
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Join me this Friday in Hamilton! I will be doing a talk about my astrophotography at the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers meeting. LOVE the banner that they made for me :) 

Follow the link for more details... https://www.facebook.com/events/1426597287644030/

#astrophotography   #nightscapes  
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Venus and the moon last night at the airport in Burlington, Ontario (CZBA). This was a hand held shot that I took during ground school break time. 
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My latest shot from deep space. It's been awhile :)
This image of "The Wall" .. part of the North America Nebula was done with narrowband filters Ha, OIII and SII. 
For more info visit: http://www.weatherandsky.com/all_astrophotography/h41934627#h41934627
For framed fine art prints visit: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-wall-of-ngc-7000-kerry-ann-lecky-hepburn.html

#astrophotography   #nightsky   #photography   #space  
+Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD) 
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What a beautiful sunset flight from Burlington to London Ontario. It's so cool to see from this new perspective. 
#aviation   #avgeek   #cessna   #aerialphotography  
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Awesome winter macro landscape by a local photography friend. Follow him to keep up to date with his wonderful work. He gives excellent and lengthy descriptions for each photo. A lot of work goes into every single shot!!
Winter Landscape @ 2:1

Canadian art has been heavily influenced by the Group of Seven (http://www.groupofsevenart.com/ ) and their iconic images of Canada's landscapes. Their images are among my favourite paintings. I was taking advantage of some frost that had formed crystal structures on one of my windows to find some photographic inspiration on a very small scale. The particular patterns in one section reminded me of a monochrome version of a Group of Seven type landscape, albeit at a very minute scale. While exploring the miniature 'landscape', I even managed to find a wind-blown pine tree (top right), a feature that recurs both in nature in Canada, and in the Group's paintings. This area is small, covering an area approximately equivalent to the nail on your small finger. This type of image is very hard to capture because, first off, depth of field is ridiculously thin and any movement of the camera, even vibrations from a furnace, cause things to shake and go out of focus, and second, small random spots of ice form outside the field you want to capture and show up unless you process the frame to eliminate them (as I did here). Regardless, here is a snowy winter landscape at a scale of 2:1. - JW

Date Taken: 2015-02-20

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Taken using a tripod-mounted Nikon D7100 fitted with a Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lense at max maximum magnification with a Raynox DCR250 close-up lense attached (to yield approximately a 2:1 or 2x life size magnification on the camera sensor), ISO100 Aperture priority mode, f/8.0 (which is a bit misleading because the lense extension makes this an approximately f/16 equivalent in terms of light transmission), 1/13 sec. PP in free Open Source GIMP: adjust tone curve to get better separation of 'white/snow' areas from the darker areas, use threshold tool to make a mask that isolates the rather spotty 'sky' and make the 'sky' transparent (also make sure to retouch out any random spots), create a new grey layer below the working layer and select the colour from a sample of a clean section of the sky in the original image, create a new working layer from the visible result, convert to black and white using the film simulation tool with the Ilford Delta 100 film model, sharpen, add fine black and white frame, add bar and text on left, scale to 1800 wide for posting.
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Happy (almost belated) Valentines Day. Endless sweets at work yesterday and today :) http://instagram.com/weatherandsky/ for very random mainly cell phone shots. 
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