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1000 Miles Per Hour by CapturingTheNight 1000 Miles Per Hour by CapturingTheNight
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: Greg Gibbs. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.

1,000 Miles Per Hour = The speed at which the Earth is rotating at the equator

Timelapse sequence can be found here [link]

Decided to just go crazy with this star trail image from a few nights ago. There was a fair amount of wind and a few clouds about so I didn't get my telescope out, but I couldn't resist the dark skies. I more did this shoot for the timelapse video which I plan to put online soonish, which is why the ISO is so high. I wanted to capture as much of the Milky Way as possible. But of course, I then couldn't resist putting it all together into a single image. The high ISO brought out some weird star colours so I thought I would make the most of them and increase the saturation and vibrance of the colours in the image. Pretty happy with how it looks. I would love to know what you think of the effect.

Very similar composition to my last star trail, sorry. I do have a few interesting locations in mind, but couldn't be bothered traveling to them this night.

Previous Star Trail

Canon 60D
Tamron 10-24mm Lens @ 10mm
254 x 35 secs exposures (total time: 2 hours and 28 minutes)
ISO 4000
Aperture F/3.5
In-camera noise reduction off
Continuous shooting mode with a remote cable release
Images stacked in "StarTrails"
Final processing in CS5.1
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The change in colors with the star trails is what makes this photo unique. However, I only gave you 31/2 stars for originality because I have seen you do star trail shot in the past, and all of them are going to be somewhat similiar.

Your technique is great as always.

That's a whole bunch of stars!

I like the balance of the trees. There are just enough to flush out the photo. But not enough to draw the focus away from the sky.

My onlt real critique is that I think you may have overdone it with the trails. There just seems to be a little to much going on in this photo. It takes away a little bit of the impact for me.

Anyway, thanks for sharing another great work.
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CID228 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist
This is not only a :+fav:, it's also a Firefox bookmark...

..and that's so I can comeback and study the photo, edit and the camera settings.

Really "nice" startrail ( lack of better words! =D)
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you like it :D Thank you so much :D
JuttaK Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How great idea! It looks really good.
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
JuttaK Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
Johnny666666 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll never understand how to capture the scene (picture) with those elements of sky ( I mean the stars and so on)... Can you advice me?

For addition, your piece is really stunning like an majestic universe. I like it pretty much.
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D Check out this [link]
igreks Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
It is composed of 254 separately taken photos? wow :)
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D Yes 254 images stacked on top of each other.
igreks Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Respect for your patience during taking the photos and during the processing the photos :)
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