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29-10-2011, 12:01 PM
Another star trail. Decided to just go crazy with this star trail image from a few nights ago. There was a fair amount of wind and a few clouds about so I didn't get my telescope out, but I couldn't resist the dark skies. I more did this shoot for the timelapse video which I plan to put online soonish, which is why the ISO is so high. I wanted to capture as much of the Milky Way as possible. But of course, I then couldn't resist putting it all together into a single image. The high ISO brought out some weird star colours so I thought I would make the most of them and increase the saturation and vibrance of the colours in the image. Pretty happy with how it looks. I would love to know what you think of the effect.
Tamron 10-24mm Lens @ 10mm
254 x 35 secs exposures (total time: 2 hours and 28 minutes)
In-camera noise reduction off
Continuous shooting mode with a remote cable release
Images stacked in "StarTrails"
Final processing in CS5.1
You can find the timelapse sequence from my last star trail 103001 here http://youtu.be/QBobahkww78 (Bit dark at the start but gets better)
29-10-2011, 12:13 PM
Reminds me of a TV series called time tunnel in the late 60's early 70's.
I like your time lapse too.
29-10-2011, 07:16 PM
Amazing photo Greg.
29-10-2011, 07:40 PM
Thank you so much for the great feedback Justin :D I don't think I have seen that TV show. Might have to look it up one day.
Thank you very much Ross :D
29-10-2011, 08:28 PM
Nice star trail shot!
30-10-2011, 12:26 AM
This is a great startrail Greg , very powerful impact as an Image !
I should learn this one day !
Ripper Result !
30-10-2011, 06:56 AM
Thank you so much for the great feedback Bob and Steve :D One of the best tutorials I have found on doing star trails is here Bob http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles0509/fv0509-1.html if you are interested.
30-10-2011, 12:19 PM
These are great Greg!
First one looks like it's some kind of time vortex happening. The second, your scope setup and the led trail looks as if some weird alien has just arrived..
Very well done!
30-10-2011, 02:49 PM
Thank you so much for the great feedback Rich :D Really glad you like them.
02-01-2012, 12:18 AM
Nice startrails Greg! I never get tired of looking at or taking them. /i had a quick read of that website you posted and it looks really informative. I've picked up some good tips already!
02-01-2012, 01:33 AM
Spun out trails!!!!:):)
Those colours do have an impact and what's even better is the elliptical effect on the inner part of the trails you've managed to capture:).
02-01-2012, 12:21 PM
Very nice greg. You should give a talk on startrails at the club. I have never done one or even attempted one.
I often think about it but just never get around to it.
02-01-2012, 01:49 PM
Thank you very much Wayne, Carl and Doug :D Yeah I should do that one night Doug. I know Peter wanted me to do another talk on constructing and using a barndoor tracker at some stage so I might be able to do both at the same time.
02-01-2012, 04:37 PM
Nice work Greg, they're great.
I like the silhouette of you next to the telescope during the timelapse.
02-01-2012, 06:12 PM
Thank you very much Mike. :D
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