I recently posted this shot on a couple sites and was promptly asked the questions; how’d ya do it? So I wrote up a how-to and posted it in a couple of the forums where it was posted. I’ve added it to my flickr photo page and now cross posting it here for archival purposes.
I took this star trail shot from Stanley lake. A high layer of clouds that was moving in so the stars (planets) near the horizon had a halo effect and turned out quite large. but it added some color. this is a stack of around 80, 30 second photos at 200 iso and around f4.
Setting the scene: I was sitting on ice covered rocks on the side of a half frozen lake with wind blowing across it at me, it being 5 degrees, watching my camera blink off and back on every thirty seconds for two hours……. Continue reading