star trails!!!

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  1. afoto

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    i haven't had a chance to shoot star trails in over a year.


    if you can believe it, i almost didn't bother taking this last night because i looked out the window and saw some clouds on the horizon.


    how sad would that have been, i think the clouds actually add a really cool dimension to the photo.


    unfortunately, i hurt my ankle on friday and wasn't actually able to venture down and take the shot from the beach, maybe next time!

    my one sadness is that i didn't shift the camera a little over to the right so the north star wasn't so close to the side of the image.


    d700
    16-35mm
    30 minute exposure

    c&c always welcome. if there are any other star trail shooters out there i'd love any tips and ticks you've picked up as this is still a relatively challenge thing for me to shoot.

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    startrails by hippy_henna, on Flickr
     
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  2. analog.universe

    analog.universe TPF Noob!

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    Awesome colors :)
     
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    I agree, great colors
     
  4. afoto

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    thanks guys!
     
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    Desi No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Beautiful photo.
     
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    amazing! Not to distract from you beautiful picture, but I wanted to ask a general question; are remote controls for nikons easy to find?? I'm going to the states next week and I was thinking of getting one..
     
  7. afoto

    afoto TPF Noob!

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    hey yerlem, i actually ordered mine off ebay from somewhere in japan for like $2.... hahahah it works amazing! but i think you can buy nice nikon ones from any camera shop as well for like... $90?
     
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    nmoody No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wow yeah that would of been a real shame if you didnt setup that shot.
     
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    yerlem TPF Noob!

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    (holy s*** that's a big price difference...well, at least I know I can get one at regular camera shops :) thanks, I'll quit hijacking your thread now)
     
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    I like it. I've been wanting to shoot some star trails for a while now, just haven't gotten around to it.
     
  11. lauraxlovegood

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    That is absolutely gorgeous <3 The colors make me smile :)
     

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