Barn and star trails

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by obelix, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. obelix

    obelix

    714
    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
  2. Hi Anand,

    Interesting these star trails.

    Nicely done, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. gilbert

    gilbert

    262
    May 6, 2005
    So. CA
    Wow, these are way cool!
     
  4. Beautiful! I always keep meaning to do a star trails shot. How long did you spend doing the whole thing?
     
  5. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Very nice images. I have always wanted to shoot star trails but I have no idea how.

    Whats your technique ?

    Thanks in advance


    Regards

    RFC
     
  6. obelix

    obelix

    714
    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Thanks all.

    This was done using ISO 400, f/5.6 and 15 minutes in bulb mode.

    We took a test shot for 10 mins and "guessed" the exposure to use for the next shot.

    There were 3 of us doing this shot, so I tripped off my camera after 15 mins, if it was under-exposed, we would have waited for a few more mins before tripping the next camera :)

    I manual focused on hyperfocal distance, but locking focus on the barn would have worked too.
     
  7. sinapps

    sinapps

    30
    Apr 30, 2005
    Houston
    Looks great. Have you tried stacking this and the first test exposure?
     
  8. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Guest

    looks really great anand.

    how far from the barn did u trigger the flash? was it from same place where ur camera is placed?

    - Kaushik Balakumar
     
  9. obelix

    obelix

    714
    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Rad

    The first shot was simply too under-exposed :(. thanks.

    Kaushik

    Welcome. This was not lit by a flash. This was painted with light by using a subdued flash light. Wonderful technique, gives the moody feel.
     
  10. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Wow! That's amazing anand! I want to go try it right now - do you mind?
     
  11. obelix

    obelix

    714
    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Chris

    Glad I help :).

    This was at 8000+ feet, the air is so clean and you see all the stars. All you need to do is to find a matching foreground to suit the mood.
     
  12. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Guest

    anand,

    what do u mean by "subdued flash light" ... ?

    Kaushik Balakumar
     
  13. Really nice shots, Anand

    I really like the star trails. This gives me something to try
    from the patio.
     
  14. obelix

    obelix

    714
    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Kaushik

    Cover the flash light by hand :) and let a small streak of light through so that you don't flood the subject, use it carefully not to blow highlights / overexpose.

    Ray

    Thanks. Wow, do you see stars from your patio?

    anand
     
  15. Anand,

    I live in a small town in the Colorado Rockies. The stars are plentiful
    and beautiful.

    Ray
     
  16. obelix

    obelix

    714
    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Wow Ray, wonderful.

    Please post them. Please leave long exposure NR on, it does dark frame subtraction and does a magnificient job. It doubles the exposure time though :(
     
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