its a 36 min exposure at f/3.5 brrr.... it was a cold night but it was well worth it! this is my first attempt at trying to get motion in the stars along with stationary objects on the ground. let me know how it is!
looks amazing, and I have to say that there's pretty less noise in the image for beeing a 36 minutes exposure... I always wanted to do such a shot but never found the time, and I wasn't sure if it would look good on a digital (I have a D70 myself). Cool idea with the tape on the shutter, heard about that some time ago but forgot it... I have to try that out myself
Actually im not fortunate enough to have a shutter release cable, so i put the camera on BULB exposure and taped something of the shutter release button... it worked but what else could i do? in retrospect a smaller aperature of around 20 would have been better, because the buildings and what not would be more in focus and all and all the focus would be easier. yes it was ISO 100 and i used a 28-200mm f/3.5 - 5.6 (i used it at the wide angle end of the lens)
all i can say is you got to try it. if i get these kind of results the first try then im sure you'll be able to get something just as good, or better!!
actually that is not correct... You want to use a wide open aperture so that the startrails appear... if you dont you wont see a thing. There is a long exposure like yours in my gallery if you have time to check it out.. you got some great landscapes in here my friend. Glad to see a fellow FMer
wow 36 minutes, i'd assume you used a remote. holding the shutter release for that long would suck. but that was either a VERY dark night or you must have used about ISO 100? i can't say ive tried night photography yet with my new camera, i'm missing the key part... a tripod. so im not too farmiliar with the proper settings, but 36 minutes with f 3.5 seems like it would have been blown out even at night. and what lens did you use for a 3.5 aperature, all i have with mine is 4.0 to 32, i think 32, i'd check but its already put away for the night. anyway, let me know. and im definitley investing in a tripod and a long USB cable, i'll put the camera outside and control it fom my computer.
actually when the CMOS get colder the signal to noise ratio gets better making the picture have less noise.... but, the cold does fog up the lense making the shots blurred and yucky. this was my first shot outside so i didn't have to worry about the fog effect, but i forgot to de-fog and my next shot was a waste