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Star trails
« 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


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Re: Star trails
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Star trails
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 07:37:06 PM »
Agree with simple. Great effort. :tup:

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Re: Star trails
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Star trails
« Reply #4 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



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Re: Star trails
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Star trails
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 06:03:06 PM »
That was a single long exposure?
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Re: Star trails
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 06:14:46 PM »
That was a single long exposure?

Mine was approx 40-50 photos stacked together.
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Re: Star trails
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Star trails
« Reply #9 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?
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Re: Star trails
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2018, 11:31:57 PM »
Wow... it looks really amazing! I like this photo so much
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Re: Star trails
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2018, 09:42:02 PM »
Thanks - but I prefer this one - taken in the Pyrenees too - but a different year (2013)

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Re: Star trails
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2018, 12:41:19 PM »
Indeed, great photo Mark. I’d be over the moon if I’d taken that photo.
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Re: Star trails
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2018, 04:33:56 PM »
I've got a couple more



Plus the one above re-processed.

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Re: Star trails
« Reply #14 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.
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