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davew

Kelling star trails.

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Most of my attempts to get some motion photos have been thwarted by the weather. I managed to grab this one last month at the Kelling star party and now I've run out of time to do more ! I have a half finished timelapse but that must wait.

It's 120 x 30 seconds and produced in Sequator. This has become my favorite bit of software and does almost everything well. It has a star trail feature that seems to work as well as, or even better than, the long established software.

Nikon Z6 and Sigma 14mm lens runnimng at f 1.8, ISO 1600.

Dave.

Sequator 120 motion.jpg

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6 hours ago, tooth_dr said:

Lovely lovely lovely. The water takes it to a  new level. 

Oh thanks. I knew the water was there of course but I didn't know if it would look good or not.

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That is great, agree on the reflection too. Might take my camera out tomorrow and get some star trails. Thanks for the inspiration. 

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13 hours ago, Rich1980 said:

That is great, agree on the reflection too. Might take my camera out tomorrow and get some star trails. Thanks for the inspiration. 

I hope you can get out.

I tend to do my star trails with the same exposure time as a single exposure. That way I can make a timelapse as well if I want. If you increase exposure times then timelapses are out but you may get more star colour and better foreground. Choices choices :) I then tend to do at least an hour and often more. You can always leave subs out but can't add them afterwards.

Dave.

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Just now, Whistlin Bob said:

Big fan of star trails generally- but this is special! 

Thank you Bob. Easy enough to do too.

Cheers,

Dave.

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4 hours ago, davew said:

I hope you can get out.

I tend to do my star trails with the same exposure time as a single exposure. That way I can make a timelapse as well if I want. If you increase exposure times then timelapses are out but you may get more star colour and better foreground. Choices choices :) I then tend to do at least an hour and often more. You can always leave subs out but can't add them afterwards.

Dave.

I'm definitely out tonight for a few hours so watch this space. Thanks for the tips. 

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30 minutes ago, happy-kat said:

Love the reflection capture

I thought you would :)

There are a few around who really like this stuff and you're one of them. I'm glad you liked it,

Dave.

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It has made me wonder in the pond bucket would give enough reflection given all the surrounding competing gubbins.

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20 hours ago, Rich1980 said:

I'm definitely out tonight for a few hours so watch this space. Thanks for the tips. 

It just occurred to me Rich, today is the last day of posting to this challenge so if you did a bit last night then get it in quick :)

14 hours ago, Nigella Bryant said:

Yeah, love the reflection in the water. Brilliant, well done and thanks for sharing. 

Thanks Nigella. 

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On 30/11/2019 at 13:37, davew said:

It just occurred to me Rich, today is the last day of posting to this challenge so if you did a bit last night then get it in quick :)

Ah sadly not Dave, had a nightmare and took the wrong cable so I couldn't do any star trails sadly. 

Running the camera would've been a bonus to be out with the scope so not all was lost. 

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