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Star Trails At Dusk

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I love Autumn (Fall). Generally nice crisp clear nights. I have done a few star trails in the past but this is the first I have felt like sharing. If you look hard enough you should be able to make out a very small meteor strike.

This is a stacked image of 291, 30 second exposures.

Other camera info:
Canon EOS 60D
Aperture F/3.5
ISO 400
10mm Focal Length using a Tamron 10-24mm Lens
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mattcampphotography's avatar
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

I am an amateur astronomer and I have to say that this is a really good execution of the classic star trail photo. The first thing that I noticed was the light peaking out of the corner of the photo from the sun. I love the way the stars appear to fade off as they approach it. The second thing I noticed was the composition of the photo. I like how you shot the concentric circles, but I feel that it is too centered on the photo. On the other hand, you would not gotten the glimmer of light in the corner. Everything else about it is simply beautiful. You don't seem to have any noise that interferes with the photo. The colors are simply spectacular as well. Finally, I would like to congratulate you on doing such an amazing job!
CapturingTheNight's avatar
Thank you so much for your honest critique of my work Matt :D I really appreciate your thoughts on this shot and i'm glad that you like it. I'll take your critique on board next time I do one. I want to do more startrail shots like this, but now that I have my telescope up and running for astrophotography, any night that is good enough I tend to forget about doing any other shots at the same time.
dylanlosingfear's avatar
Star trails fantastic
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AnathemicConfusions's avatar
This is absolutely stunning! :) Did you used a timer control remote for this one?
CapturingTheNight's avatar
Not sure why I never replied to this before so a big apology for the delay in responding.  Thank you so much :D (Big Grin)  Yes I did use a timer remote for this.
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oroladian's avatar
A big LP in the sky!!
jdsh4d0w's avatar
how many time did you requided for this photo??
CapturingTheNight's avatar
just under two and a half hours. 291 times 30 seconds.
mrcbax's avatar
This is pretty cool! nice work :) I'm going to have to read up more on how to go about it one of these days when I get some spare time.
CapturingTheNight's avatar
Thank you very much :D This is an excellent tutorial if you are interested in learning more [link] . Be sure to let me know how you go, when you try. Good luck.
mrcbax's avatar
Oh nice, I'm gonna have to check that out! Thanks!
CapturingTheNight's avatar
Thank you very much :D
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Lasurit's avatar
Wow, that's an awesome picture!
I should also try one of these once. The only problem is, that it doesn't get dark at all at the moment, so I havn't seen a single star for a few weeks now
CapturingTheNight's avatar
Thank you very much :D I sure hope you get a chance to try this yourself one day when the conditions allow. Good luck!
BunnySin's avatar
oh how did you do that? :0
CapturingTheNight's avatar
This is a great tutorial on how I did this shot [link]
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