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My longest startrail yet. I just left the camera going while I got some sleep. Battery finally died after about 4 hours. I more did this for the timelapse sequence. But seeing as my battery didn't last as long as I thought it would and as a result I didn't get the section of sky I wanted rising on the horizon I just threw this star trail together.

Canon 60D
Tamron 10-24mm @ 10mm
f/3.5
ISO 3200
35 second exposures for just under 4 hours
Stacked in "startrails"
Final processing PS CS3
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yukamilee Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
completly IMPOSIBLE!!!!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not impossible. It just take time........
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yukamilee Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
wow...
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fledgefault Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Amazing. Thank you :wow:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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bens1n Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
So inspiring, you define how to photograph the stars! I love it
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D Glad you like it.
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zoomzoom Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
so... i never done it, but I am assuming its a camera setting, where the shots are taken automatically one after another... yes? 30 second exposures back to back?
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes you can set this up in camera but you need some sort of remote or cable release to lock the shutter button down. I have a programmable remote in which I can dial in exposure length, number of shots, delay between shots, etc. The other way to do it is set the camera to continuous shooting mode and then lock the shutter button down with a cable release.
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zoomzoom Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well i got a remote, but I don't think it has all those functions.
whenever I shoot long exposure, i usually set it on a timer(2 to 5sec) and just move away from the camera letting it do its job. not sure if there is a setup to have it doing more then one shot without my involvement tho.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There should be (I just looked at one of your pics to see what sort of camera you are shooting with). I'm not sure what it is actually called with Nikons but on my Canons it is in the DRIVE menu. There should be options for single shot and continuous shooting (maybe even high speed continuous shooting). I would dig out your manual and find how to change it. Once you have it enabled it, then just dial in a 30 second shutter speed and whatever aperture and ISO you want. Hopefully the remote you have has the ability to lock down the shutter button (on mine it is press and hold down the button and then slide it foward). Do this and it should be away, taking shot after shot.
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mixdouble Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Faved...
Very expressive picture...!

My comment:
Ahh...
This is what the stars...
on the southern hemisphere looks like...!

Greetings from Denmark...Jakob.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D Glad you like it
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Tigergirl7707 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
But I didn't sleep last night :ohnoes:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry to hear that...Hopefully you get some sleep soon.
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Tigergirl7707 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
X333 No it's fine, I was trying to stay up all night...
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DsyncStudios Featured By Owner May 20, 2012   Photographer
:wave: Hi there! Your wonderful picture has been featured on my profile!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the feature :D
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Tommy8250 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
grand effort - beautiful
~tommy
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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TurbulentPeace Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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TurbulentPeace Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
most welcome :)
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LiGiK Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
waw, this is stunning!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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LiGiK Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no prob ;)
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Shutter-Shooter Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi,
You've been feature here!
Make sure you favorite the journal so your beautiful art gains more exposure.
Thankyou :woohoo:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the feature :D
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012   Photographer
Amazing Greg!!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much Leasha :D
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iGoBrullen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just shot my first semi-decent photo of the moon... I can only hope to one day get something as awesome as this. I know I've said it before and I'll say it again- I LOVE YOUR WORKS! :la:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the great feedback once again :D I'm glad you like it. Keep practicing night shots and you will get there. That's all I did. Read a lot and practice, practice, practice.
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BorisMrdja Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
nice :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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weedyart Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
love it. got a video to the timelapse?
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D It's probably not a video I will ever post as like I mentioned above the battery died and I didn't get the central bulge of the Milky Way riseing above the horizon. I still might post it one day. You can check out a couple of other timelapses by me here [link] and here [link] if you want
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daniellepowell82 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
love this :)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
*do
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you so :D Thanks
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filmaperture Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm jealous of your star trails...
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you like them :D Thanks
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nutmeg-42 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Wow!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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Zeroth57 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow ... once again you have nailed it. It does look like a tunnel or vortex forming in the night sky. I read up on the 600 Rule and will be trying that out ... but it is -11C out there tonight with a windchill of -16C so I am staying in and having tea.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you once again Don :D Goodluck with your experiements with nightsky photography.
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Scorpidilion Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup: ;)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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Vexcel Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.. makes me want to voyage the stars even more.
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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11thDimensionPhoto Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:faint: Damn!!
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