Critique 2020 Octoberfest – acnomad (Andy) Hardcore – An Extremely Old 35mm – Day 27

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10. Northern Exposure
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NIKON Z 6 W-Nikkor 35mm f/2.5 35mm f/8 ISO100 (2 exposures, 15 minutes each, combined in StarStax)
 
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Very neat star trail shot. I've always had it in my mind to try it. Have you done it before?
Yes, it's a nice astrophotography "fallback" shot, which is to say it is rather easy to get a good result with even a completely unplanned and casual effort such as this one. (I happened to notice it was clear out and just set up a tripod on the back porch, squeezed off two exposures, skipped the dark frames, did a quick and dirty postprocessing of them in Lightroom, and combined them in StarStaX). I have no doubt that you could do just as well or better on your first try.
 
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Beautiful star trail shot. It's something I would like to try but it's difficult in the city because of light pollution.
True, but it can be done with a larger number of shorter exposures. And I'll bet you can find some interesting foreground compositions at your latitude and the HK skyline - I hope you get a chance to give it a go!
 
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How did the battery do on those exposures?
OEM Nikon batteries do great for long exposures. Aftermarket batteries are also fine in the Z6, with a bit shorter life in my experience. Either one can get you a couple hours of cumulative exposures.
I may give this a try on a dark clear night
You definitely should! It really is very rewarding.
 
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