Taking it easy.
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- Mar 15, 2009
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Thanks ..Good start! Haven't tried myself yet. Technique?
Ok actually second try .. .first try was a few days before, but I forgot to lock the remote shutter so I only got 1 image ... after I waited all night I was gutted ... lol.First try? Looks way better to me then first try, looks pretty awesome. I've never tried this so no expert by any means, but as you've already noted the foreground leaves a little to be desired. Other then that I'd say "Happy Trails" you've got this.
Do you shoot in Raw, the total file size is huge and processing takes an age ... I may try jpg next time what do you think.G'day Paul
Whether it's your 1st "successful" star trails or not - it's more than okay as the start of a long-term collection of such images. I have hundreds of such images - and 'strangely' the foreground is the bit that changes most each time
I often wander around pre-sunset to find a foreground to sillhouette, then early in the peace - or just before ending it late at night, I sweep the very bright torch across the foreground to illuminate it ~ later on I can decide whether to include or exclude that final image
I always use max aperture + ISO 800 to 6400 depending on what I am after + 20 or 30 sec exposures + continuous (obviously)
If I use the FZ-200/300 bridge / superzoom camera, it can only shoot 100 pics before stopping - so 100 x 20 secs = 33 minutes (or thereabouts) so every 30 minutes I go outside, cancel the remote control and immediately press it 'on' again for the next 30 minutes. When the battery runs out, that's the end of that night's shooting ... so I get 350 to 500 images to play with later on
ps- for others here - the colour of the star varies depending upon the gas burning within the star