First star trail attempt with 1Ds mkIII

Started Aug 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Alekhine Senior Member • Posts: 1,398
Re: First star trail attempt with 1Ds mkIII

Hi Mikey,

mikeyL wrote:

I think I don't know why you haven't gotten more responses on this shot - I think it is very good! For me what makes a good star trail shot is not usually the stars but the foreground. A good foreground subject puts it all in context and makes it a much more effective shot. I have tried some star trails but never have gotten the foreground part of the image to come out the way I wanted.

Did you expose the foreground separately in this image?

No, I used just all the frames in lighten mode with a free software downloaded from somewhere...
Thanks for your thoughts, I'll try to eliminate the gaps with photoshop!

The gaps in the star trails are as you say to be expected, although I have seen some multi-shot images where they are not present. I think there are some blending techniques in Photoshop or other software that allows you to blend them out somehow.

Anyway, a very good effort, thanks for sharing!


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