Star Trails

Picture by kitfox


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  • 27 Jul
  • NIKON D600
  • Rokinon
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number varies, exposure ramping was used
  • Editing Software Photomatix Plugin / Photoshop CS / Topaz Studio
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes Star Stacks 7 for making the stack.
Skyscape CONTEST Star Trails

16 Comments

27 Jul 15:56
kitfox

This is 900+/- photos stacked to show the rotation of the earth around the stars. I used an app called qDSLR dashboard that connects to the camera and does exposure and ISO ramping as the sun sets or rises. I also made a time lapse video in it you will see the sun set, the moon set, and at 1:05 in the upper portion of the screen just left of center you will see the big dipper come down into the frame. The photos were taken looking NE the smallest circle is Polaris, the North star. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko8XW7KOyt4

Updated 27 Jul 18:49
digicam

Very unusual to say the least Jim. Plus very Original. Like the Stars in the skies....this process is Way Over My Head. Not sure if I like it, hate it....it's just a bit much as an HDR IMHO. No Rating from me at this time. I will copy the youtube link and give it a look later. Thanks for sharing and Good Luck in the Contest.

27 Jul 18:55
digicam

I viewed the video and loved it Jim, but as for this post as an HDR.....Well, NOT for me. Too much movement and distortion among the flowers, leaves and branches.

27 Jul 18:57
eduardo_kiehl

spetacular job mate

27 Jul 19:11
dmitry

Amazing photo.

27 Jul 19:22
kitfox

@eduardo_kiehl Thank you Eduardo.

27 Jul 19:22
kitfox

@dmitry Thank you very much.

27 Jul 19:28
kitfox

@digicam Glad you liked the video. As for the flowers and branches I told them to stand still but this did take 8 hours to photograph so I guess it was a bit too mush to ask. The focus is supposed to be on the skyscape.

28 Jul 05:58
dmitry

I would've called this wonderful image - Dynamic HDR

28 Jul 05:58
dmitry

I would've called this wonderful image - Dynamic HDR

28 Jul 10:17
kitfox

@dmitry Great idea, thanks for the comment.

28 Jul 23:58
josephc

Spectacular!!

29 Jul 10:23
kitfox

@josephc Thank you very much.

05 Aug 02:17
pedrevan

You should be proud of the video. My favourite moment was when the meteor streaked through.

05 Aug 10:23
kitfox

@pedrevan Thank you very much. The streak you saw is an airplane moving through the frame.

05 Aug 11:12
pedrevan

@kitfox There you go. The tragedy of science once again - a beautiful hypothesis destroyed by an ugly fact!

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