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This was taken in North Norfolk.
This effect is "cloud trails" as opposed to "star trails".
To achieve this effect you need 50 images which i took in raw, to take the images you need to take 50 images on a tripod, use manual, choose your focus point and lock it off by taking you lens off auto focus, I find using live view is a good way to get the sharpness and exposure right, then make sure you have a cable release use multi shot on your camera settings, then click the cable release shutter button and lock it so it takes multiple images.

You can use what I use but a cable release is cheaper, I use a "timer remote controller".
I then put them all in lightroom 4, I highlight all 50 images and adjust what I want to adjust with the image, Then choose the option "sync" and sync all. now you need to right click on the image and export to a folder in jpg format.
now close lightroom 4 and start up CS5, go through the options i give to stack the images.
go to files, scripts, load files into stacks, and the choose brouse, and brouse for the folder your jpg are in, click ok. you will see all your images stacking in the right hand side of PS.
you now go through each one and use the lighten tool in the layers section, once done then go to layer and flaten layer.
you have now stacked the images.
some images work better than others and some need more stacks than others too to get the final look.
I then use duplicate layer, sharpen, unsharp mask, and tweek the sharpness to desired effect, then i click on mask in layers and add this to the top layer, I make sure i click on this, I then use the brush tool and rub out the sharpness of the sky.
I then use another software plug in called "colour effects pro 4" to give a little drama to the image, and finally a little levels adjustment.
This what you get from those adjustments Tongue.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 May 2013 - 7:20 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:0.6sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Wreckage
Username:ianrobinson ianrobinson
Uploaded:12 May 2013 - 10:30 AM
Tags:Boat, Digitally manipulated, Landscape / travel, North norfolk, Wreckage
Votes:80

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 10:59 AM

A brand new idea

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Gavin_Duxbury
Gavin_Duxbury e2 Member 5Gavin_Duxbury vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

Great image thanks for the masterclass.

Regards.

Gavin

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
12 May 2013 - 11:19 AM

Cracking shot....

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ANIMAGEOFIRELAND

A lot of work.... a lot of result

Superb image

Thanks for all the info on processing Grin

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Trevhas
Trevhas e2 Member 2533 forum postsTrevhas vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 11:25 AM

Excellent information, detail and composition Ian. I like someone who puts the time and effort in and then shares their technique / knowledge with the rest of us.
Trevor.

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Bee76
Bee76  4 England
12 May 2013 - 11:36 AM

Very interesting Ian and well executed. I agree with Trevor, I think it's brilliant when someone shares their knowledge and technique.

This has definitely piqued my interest!

Cheers,
Barney

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trevrob
trevrob e2 Member 1trevrob vcard United Kingdom
12 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

a lot of work put into this one image with stunning results ian,compostion,colour and detail all superb,nice work

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 11:50 AM

I admire your commitment and skills. Nice to see someone taking the time to explain how their image is achieved.

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
12 May 2013 - 12:34 PM

Your efforts certainly paid off, great work. And a great lesson Smile

John

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 12:34 PM

I appreciate all the info supplied as to how this image was achieved.........a great subject for the technique: the cloud patterns seem to emanate and radiate out from the top of the old cabin.
Ronnie.

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MattB1987
MattB1987 e2 Member 3444 forum postsMattB1987 vcard England
12 May 2013 - 12:40 PM

Awesome image and walk trough, much appreciated, definitely will have a crack at that soon!
Matt

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conrad
conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 12:49 PM

Excellent capture(s) of one my favourite Norfolk locations - a lot of work, but certainly worth the effort: Well done!

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4734 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 4:04 PM

Cracking shot !!!......love the drama in the sky, & positioned perfectly with the boat !!

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chensuriashi
chensuriashi e2 Member 8159 forum postschensuriashi vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 4:20 PM

Final resting place great ideas too TVM for all of those. Chen.

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 51181 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 5:18 PM

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and votes on this one, much appreciated.

Also thank you very much for your user awards Trevha, Bee76, and Ronnie they were a lovely surprise.

Ian

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 543 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 5:25 PM

Magnificent image and a great write-up
Alun

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104247 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 6:54 PM

Thanks for the explanation of the workflow....very informative.
Great result. Smile Smile Smile Smile

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96180 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 8:00 PM

Excellent work Ian

With my wildlife stuff, I reckon I get from the RAW image to the upload within about five minutes

A tribute to your devotion

Adrian

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 51181 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 8:45 PM

Thank you very much Alun, Cats, and Adrian for your comments and votes.

And a big thank you for you UA Uglys, very much appreciated.

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ianrobinson e2 Member 51181 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 10:28 PM

Wow Thank you Pete for your HC, what a lovely surprise.

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HowieR
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14 May 2013 - 8:51 AM

True dedication to your workflow- and what a fine result
Howie

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 51181 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 10:06 PM

Thank you Howie.

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