Old 30-10-2019, 03:46 PM
Mickoid (Michael)
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Gipsy Pt Lodge

Spent a few days away in an isolated area far from the city lights. Took these shots one night with a modded Canon 550d mounted on a tripod and tracked for 1 min, f4, 3200 iso, using a Samyang 14mm lens on a Sightron Nano Tracker at 0.5X sidereal rate. The idea being to enable a longer exposure and smaller f stops, minimising star trailing without creating too much foreground blur. It sort of worked but it probably would have been better to track the stars at 1X sidereal rate and exposed for the foreground separately, that way, foreground noise would have been reduced by allowing lower iso values and stars would have been tighter.
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Old 30-10-2019, 06:51 PM
Merckx (James)
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Good stuff Michael. I especially like the composition and the reflections of stars in the water in the second image.
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Old 31-10-2019, 04:16 PM
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Love the second image mate.
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