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  1. Jaszek

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    ...on doing star trails in NYC. Did some editing to at least show the stars move. Anyone wants to discuss? O and the editing messed up the picture :p
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    Theres too much ambient light from the city. I think Long Island woudl probably be the best bet..
     
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    I think he'd have to go out to Suffolk County to get rid of the city lights (plus Nassau County has its share of lights). You could also head up to Putnam County or out west to western or northwestern NJ.
     
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    well I live in the northern most part of brooklyn (greenpoint) i'm 17 and don't have a car :p. If I did have a car and too much time on my hands I would be in Suffolk at this very moment :p
     
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    I had to do a funeral (part of my job) near Westchester. I think I was in White Plains. Closer to Tuckahoe. I'm sure you could get some shots over there. Or East Meadow. Everytime I'm in East Meadow I don't notice THAT much ambient light from the city..
     
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    When's the next time you're going? :D
     
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    To East Meadow? LOL I too am carless (for now. NY rules on licenses suck, but i digress). I actually don't know. But I'm sure you could just jump on the LIRR. then again wandering around East Meadow or even hickville at night could be a bit daunting lol
     
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    I'd take the LIRR over to some town east of, say, Massapequa (which I think is near the Nassau/Suffolk border). Otherwise, you can take a train into Putnam County or northern Westchester. I'd try to go north of Croton-on-Hudson. The river views are nice up that way too.
     
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    Have you ever tried tilting the camera to look straight up? That would probably get rid of all of the ambient light.
     
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    I'll see. I'll probably go if I don't go to Poland for the summer. O wait I have a friend in Long Island... I just forgot where she lives :p
     
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    And yes I tried and there still is light creeping into the lens. Can't find a really dark spot where I live, and if I do I don't think I would like to stay there long lol
     
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    i guess thats an advantage of arkansas - you can take these shots in the city and still get some stars...

    then again, i only live in a town of 70k..
     

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