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Star trail

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Photo 73 of 101

Star trail

Wanted to try something a little different. This is a time stack of 170 star exposures. I used Lightroom and photoshop to compile them together for the effect. I also wanted to thank everyone for the kind comments, they mean a lot to me!

Tags: nature, night, stars, february

Category: Landscape


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Violingirl19
February 25, 2016

asxidcLSEDFS FSDFoihfoseibfsufvbfusbsufb ugbgujujb

Violingirl19
February 25, 2016

that's what I'm saying... your amazing star trail has reduced me to a blubbering mess ;)

Fortheloveofadog
February 25, 2016

@Violingirl19- Haha, thank you! What an honor to create "Blubbering Messes" of thoughts!

Gelyhe
February 25, 2016

Um, so, like, yeah, this is really amazing and, er, I'm sorta speechless and, well, you get my point, right?

SwimChick4Him
February 25, 2016

How in the world did you get this??? Like, I read the description, but it's TOO GOOD!!!

Hamster8
February 26, 2016

So cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oceancross
February 27, 2016

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mouth DROPPED OPEN when I saw this pic!!!!! I love this pic soooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!

BlackStar
February 29, 2016

Woah. That. Is. Amazing. Period.

PandaLover282
March 01, 2016

yqwerquysADHFAQPWE! I think I have a case of the blubbering mess like @Violingirl19! This photo is truly amazing and beautiful. I wish I could give this photo a 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars!!!! Wait, no add 1 billion more stars! Great job and you are an amazing photographer

AllYours
March 03, 2016

Wow, too stunning!!

Emmapics
March 04, 2016

*Gasps. Well... This is lovely.

HAWAIIANBIRDER
March 04, 2016

I have always wondered how to do this! HOW?

HAWAIIANBIRDER
March 04, 2016

And do you have to pay for Adobe Photoshop?

vivo
March 24, 2016

Stunning!!

vivo
March 24, 2016

@hawaiianbirder it's actually pretty simple, it just takes quite a bit of practice. ;) You need a shutter speed of about 30 seconds at least, then (with your camera on a tripod, to be sure) you just click and wait and you'll have some star trails in your photo! You need a pretty dark place where you can clearly see plenty of stars for the best results. Also there's a website called Digital Photography School that is absolutely awesome and talks a lot about star trails. You should look it up!!

HAWAIIANBIRDER
April 14, 2016

Thanks @vivo!

vivo
April 16, 2016

Oh, but you will need a remote (or duct tape your shutter release down, haha), and you'll need to create some layers of images. A lot of DSLRs have that editing feature in-camera.

Chepkamboi
April 20, 2016

I use an elastic band to hold a rubber over the button, when I don't have my remote. And make sure you turn noise reduction off (:

Fortheloveofadog
April 24, 2016

@vivo, @chepkanboi @Hawaiianbirder- For this particular technique I used the interval timer in the camera's settings. I took 170 photos with an 18 second exposure each and a 5 second wait inbetween each shot.Thus, I didn't have to use a remote or tape. You also don't always have to use a shutter greater than 30 seconds, though I do recommend greater than 10. I then took the photos and put them into Photoshop, where I layered them one by one. It took way too much time, so Im hoping to find a more practical editing process. Hope that helps. I would experiment a lot, because it definitely helps.

NatGeo
Kids Staff

HilaryA
April 24, 2016

Hi @Fortheloveofadog! I'm awarding you the My Shot Mentor badge for lending a helping hand and explaining to your fellow My Shotters how you took this awesome photo. Thanks!

photographynerd76
April 25, 2016

Eek well done!!!!! I got that award too!!!!!

PixelPerfect
May 25, 2016

This is incredible! Great effect! This photo is beautifully composed! Four stars and a favourite!

pumpkinthecat
July 03, 2016

That is such a cool effect!

NatGeo
Kids Staff

HilaryA
November 17, 2016

Hi Fortheloveofadog! This photo is featured in the Dec 2016 /Jan 2017 issue of the magazine. Congrats!

lovethoseanimals
November 17, 2016

Congrats for being featured! I saw this pic in the magazine and I was like :O

Fortheloveofadog
November 20, 2016

HillaryA Thank you so much! is there an online version of the magazine I could use to cite this Publishment?

Fortheloveofadog
November 20, 2016

lovethoseanimals thanks so much, that means a lot me!

JessPets
December 07, 2016

0____0 That is the best photo here on MyShot!!!!

Violingirl19
December 08, 2016

I just saw this in the magazine! Congratulations!

kaleidoscope
April 24, 2017

Awesome!!!

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