my first super long exposure

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  1. peanut170

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    Took this on the bulb setting had the shutter open for 10-15 minutes. If u look close you can see the big dipper. it was around midnite and pitch black so it was a challenge to try and get a close focus. but im happy for my first ever try. any comments or pointers is appreciated.
     
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    how do i keep pressing for 15 min? Is there a lock button under bulb setting?
     
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    i did it with the remote control
     
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    Not bad. I've been meaning to do some star trails, but I don't really have a wide enough lens...


    Yup, remote is the way to go.

    Wired remotes have a lock to hold the button down; wireless ones you push once to open the shutter, push again to close it.
     
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    oh sweet.. I got an ebay special wireless one.. cool bean!
     
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    Looks cool, been waiting to try this. I just cant find a nice dark spot yet.
     
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    Nice! What were the other settings you had? Lens?
     
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    thanks, the settings were....f8, iso 320, i was using the nikon 16-85mm 3.5-5.6ged.
     
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    another tip, use your mirror lock up altho for that long perhaps it isn't as critical as it would be in the sec range.
     
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    I like the trails, I like the foreground, I just wish it felt sharper. it's almost as if there are too many stars showing at the same brightness that it becomes muddy

    from my reading of star trail techniques, and trying to get far enough out once to take some, you need to be like an hour from the nearest town of 10,000 to get good dark settings. Utah is a popular place these days as it's reasonably accessible by highway
     
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    The trails are a bit out of focus, but its not heaps noticable
     
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    yea ive heard that before, but knew id be unhappy if i didnt at least give it a try.....like they say a not so great picture is better than no picture at all. all about practice init.
     

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