1. My first real effort at this- D700 & 20mm f2.8.

    Exposures are aproximately 10min, 20min, and 30min.

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  2. Zee71

    Zee71

    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Excellent! Unfortunately, here in NYC we have too much light noise to capture anything like you have...........great work and thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Very nice, must give this a go soon, now that the longer colder nights are up on us.
     
  4. Like these a lot, Jeff.
     
  5. McQ

    McQ Just your average, everyday moderator. Moderator

    These are really nice, Jeff. You must have some good dark skies. Thanks for posting these.
     
  6. kbhdiaz888

    kbhdiaz888 Guest

    nice pics! awesome shots!
     
  7. I really like the first one. Is that light trail from a plane? I would like it a lot better without, but I guess it's quite a lot of work to clone that out between all those star trails.
     
  8. bikersam717

    bikersam717

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    Aug 2, 2008
    Sonora, Ca
    Awesome shots.
     
  9. Kidkrazy

    Kidkrazy

    32
    Sep 7, 2008
    Dulles, VA
    LOVE those....:eek:
     
  10. TZ250

    TZ250

    267
    Jul 16, 2008
    Ohio, USA
    F2.8 @ 10 min.,20 min., and 30 min? Gdad, what speed setting did you use?
     
  11. MRIMATT63

    MRIMATT63

    352
    Jan 27, 2008
    Allen, TX
    Nice shots !

    Matt.
     
  12. hankejp

    hankejp

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    Oct 6, 2008
    Wisconsin
    That is really cool. How is this done. It is pretty dark where I live. The 3rd one actually made me dizzy.
     
  13. SitAndWatch

    SitAndWatch Guest

    these make me dizzy
     
  14. Hamel

    Hamel

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    Jan 16, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I really like the first. The first with a 20 or 30 minute exposure would have been amazing with the longer star trails.
     
  15. Tim W

    Tim W

    704
    Mar 10, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    These are fantastic. I have been wondering how the FF sensor copes with long exposures - and now I know the answer! Thanks for sharing......
     
  16. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
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  17. RFCGRAPHICS

    RFCGRAPHICS

    Apr 30, 2005
    Outstanding Gdad ! Wish I had dark skies like that :)
     
  18. sisomphonE

    sisomphonE

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    Oct 15, 2008
    america
    wow thats cool
     
  19. 13bracer

    13bracer Guest

    very cool ive been wondering how to accomplish this for some time
     
  20. MrCupHolder

    MrCupHolder

    543
    Jul 3, 2008
    Australia
    As far as ISO is concerned it would have to be a lower ISO.

    I'd also be interested to know what ISO was used.


    This mostly interests me after all the banding posts that were out about the D700 shortly after they came out. I even have a few shots that show horrible banding from stars when I shot some night shots at ISO 3200 and above. Hence why I suspect a lower ISO as banding isn't showing up in these shots which I'm very happy to see as I hadn't got around to doing my own tests just yet with lower ISO's.

    But I will be doing some soon.