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    i was out last nite and took a long exposure star trail pic

    detail 26 min exposure
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    Cool star trails, ozzmozizz.
    If it were me I would be a bit nervous observing from beneath the overhead electric power lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by star drop View Post
    Cool star trails, ozzmozizz.
    If it were me I would be a bit nervous observing from beneath the overhead electric power lines.

    hehe yeah id say!..

    i guess you would see stars indeed,,,lol
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    Very cool, I plan on trying the same some night.
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    Awesome work ozz ... Good stuff for sure ...24 min. exposure ... The most i have pulled off is 45 min. with a old minolta film camera but i was using a longer focal length lens and my trails seemed longer but its probably the longer lens ..I think it was a 50mm but i am not sure anymore .....You might try using a photo program and darkining up the background a bit ..It will bring out more detail ..At least thats what i did ... Thanks for posting them.....
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    nice stuff there! Great work seems you are stuck like me in light polluted skies?
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    hey guys thanks for looking


    roverich i did some proccessing on it but not that much, was using canon software while i was at work lol. but will redo it for sure..


    hey admin yea well not so much anymore as before , i was right downtown and yeah it was hell , but now am 30 miles away and its much better, am sure i can find a better place to do star trails and get less crap next time


    hi astrochick

    well for one leave your iso setting low and do a few focus shoots to make sure ur in focus. i was in remote to my laptop and set the iso at 1600 and did a few shoots till i got good focus and then brought the iso at 100 and just put it on bulb and let it go :P
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