Star Trails

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  1. Nikon Fan

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    This was my first ever attempt at doing star trails. I went out for the meteor shower last night to a location with no lights...clouds were everywhere. So I came back home and set up in the backyard, even though everything I read says not too...but it worked. Not the best shot ever, but I was happy for my first time. More meteor showers tonight for those interested in trying to catch them!

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    oh, amanda, that looks like it would be a killer black light poster....!! this is great..
     
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    ive been meaning to do star trails for a while, what was your exposure on this shot?
     
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    Very cool Amanda. :thumbup: You did a great job. Ive got that on my list of things to try....
     
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    Thanks guys :) I used a bulb exposure w/cable release and tripod at f/4...this shot ended up being about 25 mins...did a few at 10 mins, and 15, but they didn't have as much movement in them...
     
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    is that with your 350d?
     
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    Yep :)
     
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    great capture amanda! i've been meaning to take one of those for a while now, but the sky is rarely that clear around here.
     
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    Love it ; the little specks of blue here and there are super.
    Nice job amanda. :thumbup:
     
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    Very nice, never had the patients for an exposure that long :)

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    There's something special about taking your first star trails! So much work & time and a sense of acheivement with the result!:D

    I have found a new webpage for processing these images without loosing any data if anyone wants to have a look? http://www.astropix.com/HTML/J_DIGIT/DIGTECHS.HTM

    Good luck with the Meteors tonight Amanda! :hugs: (Feeling all awed out now!:blushing: )
     
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    very cool Amanda. next time try using f/8 - f/11
     

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