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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...
|Submitted:||Thursday, 31st January, 2013 04:54 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Saturday, 26th January, 2013|
|Focal length:||14 mm|
|Shutter speed:||8 sec|
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