Another tick for the complexity.
thanks much...that was insightful but very intimidating to this old man!
@lenscap: Here is a link to one of MANY tutorials available on creating StarTrails. http://www.jamesvernacotola.com/Resources/How-To-Photograph-Star-Trails/12233655_V7cX4D
Hope this helps a bit... and Good Luck.
@gfa: Autofocus was off, was trying to get the trees in focus as best I could to give the blurred look to the trails... was hard because of the angle I was shooting at... almost straight up though the clearing in the trees and couldn't a good look thru the viewfinder. Don't have live view on my camera. Will have to look back at my settings for one of the shots.
Good outcome for a 1st attempt, it would be nice to post the settings for us to see and compare. I might suggest setting the focus to infinity and shutting the AF OFF on the lens to keep the camera from switching focus distance between shots.
ooopppsss.... "piqued" another Bravo!!!
where can I learn more on how to accomplish something like this??? You have peeked my interest and desire! Bravo!
This is a composite of 66 images using the free software: Startrails. It is very easy to use. Just take the photos, load them and process. I am hoping to get some shots tonight if it is clear enough. I am still in Myrtle Beach. We shall see.
Very interesting image (or composite). Were these multiple exposures on one image or did you blend. I would like to attempt this one night if I can get free of the Southern Cal lights. Voted
I only had time to do this one. I do have another version of it with a Tungston WB that really looks cool. I am down in South Carolina now, but have not had a clear night yet. After this week, will post the other version and yes, you do have permission to use it. I also created a video clip using the photos used in this image. It shows the movement of the stars.
awesome. I live in upstate NY. Did you take any more of these? If you did, could you post them in your gallery and could I have permission to use them in my classroom? We do a unit on stars and I like to bring in real pics, they relate better to this. Lovely...
66 total exposures at 30 seconds each. Was all I had time for last night. Was in Upstate New York at a campground, but only had about 45 minutes before I had to head home. The sky was crystal clear with no moon. this was pointed straight up through a break in the trees.
nice! how many exposures and how long did you use?
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