Old 21st February 2008, 14:50   #1
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Dark Side of the Moon?

Did anyone happen to take pictures of the Lunar Eclipse last night? I took a few and they didn't turn out too well.
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Old 21st February 2008, 14:58   #2
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Old 21st February 2008, 17:49   #4
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It was cloudy here, lucky i didnt bother getting up at 3am then
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I didn't even know there was a lunar eclipse happening.

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Old 21st February 2008, 19:02   #6
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Old 21st February 2008, 19:13   #7
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Okay, I'm cheating. That one's from last year.
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Old 21st February 2008, 20:01   #8
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Here are a couple of shots I took with my little Nikon L-10 on a tripod.

9:20pm EST. About 15 minutes into the event, through clouds and treetops. No zoom.


10:10pm EST. Near full coverage, after the sky cleared up and the moon had risen above the trees. 3x optical zoom.


"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood" - Revelation 6:12, King James Bible

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Old 21st February 2008, 20:15   #9
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Looks more like an orange color to me.

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Old 21st February 2008, 20:48   #10
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My little $99 camera didn't do justice to all the shades of color that actually appeared. With my naked eye, the colors seemed to range from a light pink at the shadow's threshold (upper right) to a medium burnt sienna on the darkest edge (lower left).

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I'm sure a lot of cameras didn't quite get it right.



Did anybody else think of Pink Floyd when reading the thread title?

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Well you know I did.

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Old 21st February 2008, 21:38   #13
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I have a $100 camera as well. It does fine for most things.(trying not to derail the thread too much)


I need to grab that album if I ever see it on sale somewhere. I heard it's good.

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It's one of the best albums in rock history. If you get it and find that you like it, then I'd also recommend their two subsequent releases, Wish You Were Here and Animals. (The latter is my favorite album of all time.) Then I'd recommend The Wall next. The rest of their albums are significantly different than these from the "core" of their collection, and most would only satisfy collectors and hardcore Pink Floyd afficionados, like me.

Based on its age and ubiquity, you should be able to find Dark Side of the Moon it in a bargain bin somewhere.

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Here are a couple of shots I took with my little Nikon L-10 on a tripod.

9:20pm EST. About 15 minutes into the event, through clouds and treetops. No zoom.
[Image]

10:10pm EST. Near full coverage, after the sky cleared up and the moon had risen above the trees. 3x optical zoom.
[Image]

"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood" - Revelation 6:12, King James Bible
Captured Saturn in there as well at the bottom-left of both pictures.
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Did anybody else think of Pink Floyd when reading the thread title?
I did!
but then I didn't know about the eclipse
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Animals
Best album EVER made.

No other artist can even compete. Fuck you, you know I'm right.

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I do love Animals, but WYWH comes pretty close in my opinion.

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Old 21st February 2008, 23:15   #19
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It's one of the best albums in rock history. If you get it and find that you like it, then I'd also recommend their two subsequent releases, Wish You Were Here and Animals. (The latter is my favorite album of all time.) Then I'd recommend The Wall next. The rest of their albums are significantly different than these from the "core" of their collection, and most would only satisfy collectors and hardcore Pink Floyd afficionados, like me.

Based on its age and ubiquity, you should be able to find Dark Side of the Moon it in a bargain bin somewhere.
Hell, wal-mart has it.

And on the subject. The only thing keeping me from loving Wish You Were Here is Shine On You Crazy Diamond. It's a great song, just not my favorite.
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Captured Saturn in there as well at the bottom-left of both pictures.
Really? Nice. I wasn't even paying attention to other objects in the sky, except a few constellations.

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["Animals" was the] Best album EVER made.

No other artist can even compete. Fuck you, you know I'm right.
Hell yeah, you're right.

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The only thing keeping me from loving Wish You Were Here is Shine On You Crazy Diamond. It's a great song, just not my favorite.
As menial as this seems, something that made me pay more attention to that song was that it's used during the top menu on The Wall DVD. It's odd how something so small can make you like something a little more. Something about the song, especially its opening sequence, seems particularly haunting to me.

But Shine On was the least popular song on the album; Welcome to the Machine, Have a Cigar and the title track were the ones to receive significant airplay over the years.

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I have a copy of Shine on You Crazy Diamond combined into one long track. It's one of my favorite songs of all time.

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So you "merged" parts 1-5 and parts 6-9 into one track...interesting. I'll have to try that. I've got several other combinations I've merged in cases where the songs really "go together", such as Another Brick In The Wall pt. 1/The Happiest Days Of Our Lives/Another Brick In The Wall pt. 2 and Empty Spaces/Young Lust.

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dsfs did it for me. It turned out very well.

I think I'd like to make something like that with the whole back half of Dark Side of the Moon.

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As menial as this seems, something that made me pay more attention to that song was that it's used during the top menu on The Wall DVD. It's odd how something so small can make you like something a little more.
I've never noticed that before. Damn you, I'm going to have to watch that now.

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I'm going to see this local guy play tomorrow. He plays some Pink Floyd stuff. He always does "Welcome to the Machine" and "Wish You Were Here" as one big song. (kind of).

I should video him playing them sometime. He does a nice job.
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I'd like to see that. I've covered several Pink Floyd songs on stage, myself; the most popular "hit" always seemed to be my rendition of Money. I respect anyone who can do any Floyd song really well.

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dsfs did it for me. It turned out very well.
I keep a lossless copy of my entire PF collection on hand, and I use Exact Audio Copy's WAV editor to do song merges whenever I find a couple of tracks that I'd always want to hear together. Works very well for me, although there are better tools out there specifically for WAV editing.

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I used EAC to rip the songs from CD but then I just used Audacity to merge the songs together as best I could, saved as WAV and then converted to MP3. It may not have been the best merge ever, I'm sure it's been tried before, but thankfully most of the transitioning was done with on Echoes where Parts 1-5 and 6-7 were already merged together. After that it was as simple as lining up Echoes 1-7 with WYWH's 6-9 and then cutting off the excess.

I don't know, sounds pretty damn good to me, I can't tell where they were merged.

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And here I thought I was the only one who had lossless copies of every Pink Floyd album..

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I've currently got 68 Pink Floyd albums ripped straight from CD to FLAC (all of their official studio and live releases, and a host of RoIOs). The most prized items in the collection are my 1992 release of the Shine On box set (harder to find and mastered better than the 2001 release) and Meddler (not the same as their 1971 release Meddle), which is essentially side 2 of their BBC Archives 1970-1971 packaged in an aluminum "box".

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I don't know, sounds pretty damn good to me, I can't tell where they were merged.
That's all that counts.

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And here I thought I was the only one who had lossless copies of every Pink Floyd album..
I don't have any lossless copies right now, just CDs and MP3s. I keep the CDs around in case I need or want it lossless, but for casual listening when I'm at my computer I'll just save the space and stick with MP3s.

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I don't have any lossless copies right now, just CDs and MP3s. I keep the CDs around in case I need or want it lossless, but for casual listening when I'm at my computer I'll just save the space and stick with MP3s.
vorbis > mp3

too bad what has mostly mp3 and lossless rips.
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I keep all of my FLAC archives on a 400GB external hard drive (which is also used to store backups of all the PCs on my home network). Then I've got all of those tracks encoded in Ogg Vorbis (the most recent aoTuV/Lancer build) at -q5 on my notebook PC's 100GB hard drive. This gives me three copies of all my important music - CD, lossless and lossy - in case of disaster, PLUS I've got another copy of all of my Pink Floyd FLACs on DVD-RW which I keep offsite. That way if my house and all the computers in it burn up, I won't lose my PF collection (at least its lossless extractions).

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I give new meaning to "sneaker net backups".

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this topic is clearly a Pink Floyd topic now :P

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Best album EVER made.

No other artist I know can even compete. Fuck you, I want to believe I'm right.
It is better than NIN...
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I didn't even know there was a lunar eclipse...I just looked up at the moon Wednesday night and thought it looked odd, since there was a full moon just the past weekend, until I noticed it wasn't as dark as a new moon should be...

Would've liked to take pictures of it, if I had my tripod with me...and if I had a decent SLR camera on top of that...

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It is better than NIN...
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Would've liked to take pictures of it, if I had my tripod with me...and if I had a decent SLR camera on top of that...
A good SLR camera (especially if attached to a low-power telescope) would give you very high quality pictures, indeed. But the pics I took turned out much better than I thought they would considering that they were taken with one of the cheapest little Nikon digital pocket cameras ever made. I put it on a $10 tripod and set the camera mode to "night landscape", which seemed to produce the best results.

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