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May 20, 2015 23:46 |  #316

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Not sure why, but I think I missed posting this here back when I took it at the beginning of the year. Apologies to all if it's a duplicate:
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May 21, 2015 06:56 as a reply to  @ jkdwings's post |  #317

Thank you jkdwings!


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May 27, 2015 04:32 |  #318

J-Blake wrote in post #17554540 (external link)
Not sure why, but I think I missed posting this here back when I took it at the beginning of the year. Apologies to all if it's a duplicate:
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Great work Jon! Love the composition.

Cheers,
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May 27, 2015 04:36 |  #319

Spinning!

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(254 x 30 sec with 6D and Samyang 14mm @f/2.8 and 6400 iso)

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May 27, 2015 08:09 |  #320

This was my first attempt at star trails a few months ago. I was only able to get about 10 x 30 second shots before my camera battery died on me.

These were then stacked in startrails and the best foreground was selected from one of the frames.

I do need to go back out and try this now that I have wider lenses. :)

If you are doing a 30sec exposure and doing light painting, how do you paint it so that the foreground doesn't look overexposed/ugly? Do you shine the light for 5-10 secs and switch it off?


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Jun 09, 2015 12:19 |  #321

Some I took in the backyard...

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Jun 09, 2015 12:58 |  #322

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Spinning!


(254 x 30 sec with 6D and Samyang 14mm @f/2.8 and 6400 iso)

Cheers,
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Love the reflections in the car, very nicely done!


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Jun 09, 2015 13:01 |  #323

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Jun 09, 2015 17:43 |  #324

I would like to do some star trails but was wondering, how much of a delay should you leave between shots? Does the sensor need to cool down or is it ok to set the drive mode to continuous and just lock the cable release in bulb mode?


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Jun 09, 2015 18:03 |  #325

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I would like to do some star trails but was wondering, how much of a delay should you leave between shots? Does the sensor need to cool down or is it ok to set the drive mode to continuous and just lock the cable release in bulb mode?

You want zero delay between shots otherwise you'll have gaps in the star trails. My technique means I can get three types of "images" out of them. I just set the drive mode to continuous and use a wired remote so it takes one after the other until I manually turn it off. I set each exposure length so that there are no star trails for individual images. For example in mine above, each shot was 30 seconds at 10 mm. This allows me to use the individual images by themselves if I want, then stack them all together to form star trails and thirdly produce a time lapse.

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Jun 09, 2015 19:13 |  #326

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Jun 16, 2015 11:48 |  #327

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Jun 16, 2015 20:01 |  #328

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Jun 25, 2015 18:32 |  #329

This was last weekend, taken in the back of our campsite up in the Bristlecone Pine forest in the White Mountains of California.


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Jul 22, 2015 07:32 |  #330

Will using a fast telephoto lens give good results for star trails...I know most people use a wide angle but I was thinking of giving it a go with my 70-200 2.8...What are the down sides of using a longer lens? I Would have thought a longer lens would show the stars movement more for the same exposure time as a wide angle..
Any comments would be appreciated.....


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