Oke, we are not saying this photo was not taken with your Nokia 930. We are saying this photo was not a ~1 second hand held shot, which you claimed it was.
You act as if Australia is the best of the best for astrophotography. There are many places in the world where one can find a clear sky, just look at where the major telescopes are.
ISO and shutter speed are all that matter here, white balance and focus don't make a difference in capturing that shot with that much light.
As for taking multiple photos and combining them, I believe you are referring to HDR mode, which takes 3 or more shots (exposed, under exposed, and over exposed), and combines them. This is not the same as image stacking which is used in astrophotography. HDR mode will not help here, and will actually make the photo much worse due to the even longer exposure needed to overexpose this photo.
That's because you didn't do any image stacking.I was in Alaska 4 days ago, and the stars still didn't look as good on my Nikon D3100 that I used my tripod with. 30 second exposure and it wasn't even near what you accomplished using your "Nokia 930 handheld".
I never said that it was taken in a second. I said that it was taken with my phone with the settings recommended for doing so. Just because I don't know what EXIF is, or any of the other stuff, doesn't mean anything. The night setting alone opens the shutter speed to 8 seconds. Thats even without further adjustment.
The phone does image staking, and in regards to Australia and astroimaging, its is easily one of the best places in the world due to its location on the globe, the lack of pollution (light and atmospheric). Many locations are recognised by the dark sky location. Im not saying its the best, but you only have to look at a satellite photography at night to see what I mean.
It was hand held as I have already said, I had to look up the settings as I didn't know what it was, and as per everything else you have claimed I have proven as simply baseless accusations. If I hold it sitting down, similar to a sitting U sniper position (which I was trained in btw), you see how still you can get. Secondly, alpine doesn't have a altitude definition so don't talk nonsense. Mount Kosiosco is around 2300 m and that is where I was. Also given that air pollution is directly proportional to pressure change with altitude, and given that the pollution point sources are far far lower than in almost anywhere else in the world bar Antarctica, I can assure you, Australia's peaks are probably much better than anything in mainland Europe.
Thing is, you only gave us a few info that when looking at your picture were pointing to a fake. If you had told us you were stacking your photos with shutter speed of about 8 seconds (because your night option gives you that) and you were holding it in a sniping mode, which is not like holding the phone while standing up we wouldn't have made those accusation. I made mine as soon as you called us immature instead of giving us all the info we asked you.
As far as stars goes, I'm not here for a pissing contest, you have beautiful stars in Aus, that's for sure and I know that, we also have beautiful stars in the Alpes. Let's keep it that way since we have different opinon/knowledge on the subject.
Fine move on, but lets get one things straight, I didnt KNOW the settings when asked, i simply put a picture. From the first point on, everyone claimed it was BS. Let me get another thing straight, I couldnt give a flying rats-claker what you think.
I envision this thread working as a first come first serve basis. So if I posted up a photo, that photo would have to have some critique before the next photo can be posted. Please try to make the critique worth while and not a quick word or two. Also feel free to post up a edited or re-edited version of the photo your reviewing to show the user how you envision their shot.
Hope that makes sense.
Just the 930. Automatic. The resolution is 20MP on the original.
Can you show me proof of that? Everything I found online when searching turned up zero results for image stacking. The only thing closely related to that is HDR which combines multiple photos for a high dynamic range shot.The phone does image staking
You posted in the brutally honest critique thread, of course we are going to ask the settings used for shots and question things. If you didn't want this, you should have posted in the "Post your pictures" thread.Fine move on, but lets get one things straight, I didnt KNOW the settings when asked, i simply put a picture. From the first point on, everyone claimed it was BS. Let me get another thing straight, I couldnt give a flying rats-claker what you think.
This is very good for a camera phone, but the image is very over sharpened, the colors look good though. Look in your camera settings and see if you can turn down the sharpening.