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Old 15-05-2012, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by LAW View Post
The obvious advantage of GND over processing is it allows you to shoot star trails over a significantly brighter foreground.
(Not my shot, it's off OCAU)

No amount of bracketed shooting or HDR processing would bring out this level of detail.
That type of shot is still achievable with post-processing, without a GND.
Especially since the star trails is made up on small individual exposures.

You can just use masking to use one or more of the exposures for the foreground.
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