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My first attempt at star trails.... hope to do better next time Smile Need some advice for improving

F5.6, ISO 100, BULB for 20 minutes

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Oct 2011 - 7:39 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:882sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Star Trails
Username:hannahlouisefreeman11 hannahlouisefreeman11
Uploaded:23 Oct 2011 - 10:30 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Landscape / travel, Night photography, Star trails
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Voters:morpheus1955 · NeilM · AlexandraSD · Niknut · cabbie · paul_hoaksey ·
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AlexandraSD Plus Member 4507 forum postsAlexandraSD vcard United Kingdom
24 Oct 2011 - 2:19 AM

The ISO is about right, how about a tighter aperture, like f11 or 16, or maybe higher? Would make the sky darker, making more points of light more prominent, there are lots of stars there but a darker sky might accentuate them. Not tried a 14 minute long exposure on the sky before, usually 30 seconds and concentrating on the milky way, but now i have a remote release im looking to do some longer exposures if we clear nights here soon, id be tempted to use a small aperture it really does make the sky stay dark.

This is a neat image though, i actually like the light in the sky, and those colours close to the horizon, adds a bit more interest and mystique to it, nice work Smile

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