Star Trails

Challenge #4 in the Night Photography series. Hosted by dweberphotography.
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Star trails are a great element to include in a long exposure. They tend to help tie other elements together in an otherwise blank space. This challenge, I would like for you to create a composition that includs star trails. That being said, here are a few tips on how to get stars to show correctly in the frame: 1. Use a single exposure. Modern DSLRs usually can eliminate most of the noise that comes with long exposures, and can be cleaned up further in post-processing. (Yes, you can post-process in the challenge). 2. Photograph in a place where light pollution is minimal (for example, in or near a city or busy highway), unless this is to be a part of the image itself.
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148 images blended together in PS (blend mode lighten). Interval of 30 seconds. Moon was very bright. I have tried taking long exposures and the noise is very bad, however blending images (stacking) removes any problem with noise, just makes opening them and saving in PS take a VERY LONG TIME...
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Submitted: Thursday, 31st January, 2013 04:54 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 26th January, 2013
Focal length: 14 mm
Shutter speed: 8 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 2500
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