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StArs iN THe SkY by killersnowman StArs iN THe SkY by killersnowman
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! =)
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VaLeTiNaa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Photographer
gReaT WoRk..:D
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dev-IAN-t Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
looks alright, but you can see all the gradient lines in the sky. i want to try something like this, but i need to get a tripod first... these shots are always pretty cool though :)
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Delusionist Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005
Very nice job!!! I've just recently gotten into the same type of photography... I have an awesome idea that I hope to implement soon but this is a very well done shot :-D Great job :)
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mjohnston Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005   Photographer
thanx for the fave.
I have played with star trails before they are fun. I never had trails like that before. Any suggestions? NIce pic.
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
if you are referring to how wide the star trails are, its because the camera was as wide open as it could go (f/3.5) and the focus was off, making the star trails seem "thicker"

thanks for the interest, and i love your gallery!
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mjohnston Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005   Photographer
THANX FOR THE TID BIT, i LEARNED IN SCHOOL THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE MID APTATURE AND THEN GUESS AT THE TIME. AND TANK YOU FOR THE INTEREST FOR MY GALLERY. THERE WILL BE MORE PHOTOS COMMING
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beator Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
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 ;-)

for sure this is a cool shot!
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! the tape is a good Ghetto way to do it... since then i have gotten a real shutter release and it works good to
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gls Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005   Photographer
Oh wowow! That does look sensational - the colours are very sweet indeed! :thumbsup:

Nicely done with the landscape as well, well shot there buddy!

Greg
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! glad you could check it out =)
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mthchan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2004   Photographer
=) very nice~!! the center of focus is still very up in the sky and stars though. If u want to direct attention to the ground, maybe find a more prominent silhouette =P still its very ncie picture!
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montyman Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004   Photographer
its a good grab, but the traffic line draws my attention frmo the stars
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
yah its too bad there is a street out there. i want to do more of these i just havent had the time
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montyman Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004   Photographer
looking good tho :)
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
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!! =)

good luck
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AzureGuardian Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005   Photographer
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 ;)
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gmny Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004   Photographer
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.
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
i replied, but its under the main thingy and i dont wont to wright it again... so just go here [link] and read it... thanks =)
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ghitchcozbt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004
Hey, was it really cold that night? How did that effect your camera? I heard extreme cold can damage a good digital camera like the rebel.
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
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
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coldfunk Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004   Interface Designer
wow, that's a great shot. i'll try something like that myself when i geht my new camera in january.
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! good luck! =)
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Missunderstoodchild Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
what kind of camera do you need to take a picture like that?
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
i use a canon 300D better known as a DigitalRebel i used a 28-200mm lens and had it as open as it could be
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Missunderstoodchild Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
that has to be expensive i just have a digital
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killersnowman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
not too bad you can find em for around $900 w/ a lens
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