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General Category => General Photography => Topic started by: Jediboy on February 17, 2018, 01:15:09 PM

Title: Star trails
Post by: Jediboy on February 17, 2018, 01:15:09 PM
Hi,
This was supposed to be a comp entry for Flash but I didn't have any batteries for my flash gun.  :uglystupid2:

Anyway, I had about 20 mins to spare before picking up up of my children from a party and thought I'd try star trails, as its been a while since I have tried this.
I was struggling to find a free star trails software for my Mac and ended up buying the star trails App by Apple for £5.99. `I thought this was reasonable and if it turned out to be rubbish I wouldn't be too upset about losing £6.

I'm fairly pleased with the star trails but need to try more now and see if i can improve.

Any thoughts/suggestion appreciated.

Cheers

Chris
(https://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11327/normal_star_trails.jpg) (https://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=21833&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: Simple on February 17, 2018, 05:42:47 PM
Wow, would have been so cool with a bit of light on the barn. definitely a spot to come back to.
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: Oldboy on February 17, 2018, 07:37:06 PM
Agree with simple. Great effort. :tup:
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: Jediboy on February 17, 2018, 08:58:23 PM
Thanks guys. Appreciate the comments.
That had been the plan simple. I could kick myself for not having fresh batteries. But I'll go back soon and try again.
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: anglefire on February 18, 2018, 06:05:12 PM
I did some years ago when in the Pyrenees - was proper dark and this was about 900 seconds - pure fluke that I was pointing northish

(http://disco3club.colston-online.co.uk/Pyrenees%202012/slides/IMG_4679%20EOS-1D%20Mark%20III.jpg)

I'm planning on getting a astro tracking mount soon as I'd like to get some decent Milky way shots amongst others.
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: Jediboy on February 18, 2018, 07:24:47 PM
Very nice Mark. Was that one long exposure? Mine was about 50 (ish) photos stacked in the Apple star trails app that I was quite pleased with.
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: anglefire on February 20, 2018, 06:03:06 PM
That was a single long exposure?
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: Jediboy on February 20, 2018, 06:14:46 PM
That was a single long exposure?

Mine was approx 40-50 photos stacked together.
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: anglefire on February 21, 2018, 07:07:53 AM
Sorry - shouldn't have been a ? :)  I've stacked since - most notably in Scotland when I was taking some shots near Inverness and realised the Northern Lights were dancing. Couldn't see the colour with the naked eye, but the camera did.
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: Jediboy on February 21, 2018, 03:11:39 PM
I must apologise too. When I looked back I realised that it was in fact you I had asked the question, so then it became apparent that you were answering, not asking, if that makes any sense?
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: dorothyreed on April 03, 2018, 11:31:57 PM
Wow... it looks really amazing! I like this photo so much
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: anglefire on April 05, 2018, 09:42:02 PM
Thanks - but I prefer this one - taken in the Pyrenees too - but a different year (2013)

(https://disco3club.colston-online.co.uk/Pyrenees-2013/slides/IMG_9922%20EOS-1D%20Mark%20III.jpg)
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: Jediboy on April 07, 2018, 12:41:19 PM
Indeed, great photo Mark. I’d be over the moon if I’d taken that photo.
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: anglefire on April 07, 2018, 04:33:56 PM
I've got a couple more

(https://www.mark.colston-online.co.uk/Astronomy/slides/Aurora.jpg)

Plus the one above re-processed.

(https://www.mark.colston-online.co.uk/Astronomy/slides/IMG_9922%20EOS-1D%20Mark%20III.jpg)
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: Jediboy on April 08, 2018, 08:41:23 PM
Very nice Mark. And personally I think the re-processed photo benefits from the work. You should be very pleased.
Title: Re: Star trails
Post by: Paul Montgomery on April 14, 2018, 05:50:43 PM
Wow - love the milky way ones.