Star Trails

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  1. saltface

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    These are just a few shots I took out camping. It's funny how you don't mind getting up at three to start a new shot. Must be the excitement at possibly getting a good shot.

    I know these aren't the best compositions, but they're the best I had available. Any suggestions on post processing?

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    I want to try this.How is it done?
     
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    astrostu I shoot for the stars

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    This is how.
     
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    I'd really recommend hitting the pawn shops for an old full manual film camera if you want to do this on a budget.
    I've heard of people using generators for external power on DSLRs. Otherwise, a three hour exposure, such as the last one (well, actually 2.6716 based on the arc length) will definitely kill a battery. You'll also want to cool a DSLR to reduce noise.
     
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    I really like #3. It has the crispest focus, least light polution, and a bonus of the small meteor and the plane trail in it...very nice.:thumbup:
     
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    Funny, I always hate the plane trails.
    Focus can be touchy on these pictures as post process noise reduction can make everything a little blurry.
     

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