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Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 7:09PM
I admire your commitment and skill to achieve this excellent photo. Superbly done.

Alan.

PS. Are each of the 2016 shots properly exposed or do you have to sort out their exposures by sandwiching each together to gain the correct exposure?

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Shroomer 10 14 167 England
2 Sep 2010 7:16PM
Outstanding dedication to the task. I always thought it was left on bulb, never realised this method and it certainly is fist class. Are the straight lines, shooting stars?
Great work
Richard
skye1 Plus
9 29 4 Wales
2 Sep 2010 7:24PM
Fantastic photo the final image here really is outstanding to look at
Great photo....you must have loads of patience. Sue
klewis Plus
12 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 7:34PM

Quote:I admire your commitment and skill to achieve this excellent photo. Superbly done.

Alan.

PS. Are each of the 2016 shots properly exposed or do you have to sort out their exposures by sandwiching each together to gain the correct exposure?

Each exposure is accurate to get the star detail and some foreground detail and then they are composited together
klewis Plus
12 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 7:35PM

Quote:Outstanding dedication to the task. I always thought it was left on bulb, never realised this method and it certainly is fist class. Are the straight lines, shooting stars?
Great work
Richard


Most of the straight lines with red/white dots are airplane trails, the other trails are mainly iridium flares. Taking the image as one long exposure is a problem in the UK because of light pollution, using the stacking method helps counter the pollution effect.
Coleslaw Plus
11 13.4k 28 Wales
2 Sep 2010 7:38PM

Quote:250Gb of tiff files

my goodness.
how long does it take to process?
klewis Plus
12 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 7:43PM

Quote:Quote:250Gb of tiff filesmy goodness.
how long does it take to process?

about an hour to convert from raw to Tiff and then a quick test with jpg files before pressing the button for the end result. Probably 8-10 hours of computer time and my pc is not slow lol
2 Sep 2010 8:08PM
wow, stunning imagery and patience
very nice pik but wat are these lines ..???
klewis Plus
12 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 8:12PM

Quote:Very nice pik but wat are these lines ..???
the red/white dotted lines are aircraft the rest are satelites and flares.
2 Sep 2010 8:27PM
Absolutely outstanding.
TyChee Plus
12 275 1 United States
2 Sep 2010 8:37PM
Awesome work!
Ty
Wow ! for both Commitment and the final result !

Ricky
2 Sep 2010 9:45PM
Wow is a little cheap compared to the amount of work and effort youve put into this, but the more I look - I just keep coming up with WOW!
John
Diana Plus
10 2.0k 19 Netherlands
2 Sep 2010 9:48PM
total brilliance !!!!!

love it

crikey I stack in jpeg I would love to know how you stacked this

Diana
Mynett Plus
8 142 6 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 9:50PM
you must have some patience wonderful sight

LInda
2 Sep 2010 10:06PM
phenomenal effort - thank you.
klewis Plus
12 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 10:15PM

Quote:Total brilliance !!!!!

love it

crikey I stack in jpeg I would love to know how you stacked this

Diana

the freeware programme called Startrails.exe for the composite and for the timelapse video I used Adobe after effects and premiere pro.
Diana Plus
10 2.0k 19 Netherlands
2 Sep 2010 10:16PM
thank you

yep I use that too for stacking but shoot in jpeg for a stack (unless I forget)

Diana
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 10:26PM
awesome,love it
klewis Plus
12 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2010 10:36PM

Quote:Thank you

yep I use that too for stacking but shoot in jpeg for a stack (unless I forget)

Diana

I could of shot in jpg but for the best quality and flexibility I normally use raw files. It gives me the freedom for printing and for time lapse videos.
Amazing dedication - very well done indeed!
SlowSong Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
3 Sep 2010 10:36AM
What patience. Gorgeous shot. Look foreward to seeing it without the plane trails too.
Chris
Nick_w Plus
9 4.3k 99 England
3 Sep 2010 1:18PM
One of the best star trails I've seen - would love to see this at 1000px. Am shortlisting
klewis Plus
12 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2010 1:26PM

Quote:One of the best star trails I've seen - would love to see this at 1000px. Am shortlisting
There is a much larger version on my website Smile
Top marks for dedication. What an amazing result.
Frances
Metalhead Plus
9 1.9k 2 England
3 Sep 2010 3:37PM
Stunning effort. I love star trail images and this is by far one of the best I've seen.

Chris
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2010 5:50PM
6 hours!!! Now theres dedication!!
Nice work! I managed 45 mins when I made my feeble effort!
Smile
Alan_Coles Plus
11 177 11 Wales
25 Sep 2010 7:38AM
Totally awesome....and hats off to the amount of work put into this.

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