Barn and star trails

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Returned yesterday from a photo trip to Owen's valley.

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I wrote a blurb about how it was done here:

http://clixclix.blogspot.com/2005/06/barn-and-star-trails.html
 
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Harrie Gerrits

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Hi Anand,

Interesting these star trails.

Nicely done, thanks for sharing.
 
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Very nice images. I have always wanted to shoot star trails but I have no idea how.

Whats your technique ?

Thanks in advance


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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.
 
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looks really great anand.

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

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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.
 
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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.
 
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anand,

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

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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
 
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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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