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I am awe struck. Wow!


Jun 01, 2013 at 04:34 AM
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! What a crazy shot! Way to think out of the box!


Jun 01, 2013 at 05:06 AM
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Amazing. I sure neverever did such an amazing image.
A question: how long was the exposure? 120 sec as I read on your oppening lines or 5 hours+ as someone suggested?



Jun 01, 2013 at 06:03 AM
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nugeny wrote:
Amazing. I sure neverever did such an amazing image.
A question: how long was the exposure? 120 sec as I read on your oppening lines or 5 hours+ as someone suggested?


There was a 120 second exposure around dusk to get the details on the tree and the ground, followed by 672 x 40 second exposures to capture the stars. Therre was about one hour between thr dusk shot and the start of the star shots, so the total time of the shoot was about 8.5 hours.



Jun 01, 2013 at 07:27 AM
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skibum5 wrote:
pretty cool

where did those intense colors come from?


The colours are due to the different surface temperatures of the stars, saturation has been enhanced in post to make them more vivid.



Jun 01, 2013 at 07:29 AM
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It looks very well balance.
The star trail colors make this comp very unique!
Fred



Jun 04, 2013 at 04:20 PM
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p.3 #7 · Startrails, 7.5 hours


Wow.... teach me!!!


Jun 04, 2013 at 06:06 PM
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p.3 #8 · Startrails, 7.5 hours


Wow, Just Wow.. Jim


Jun 04, 2013 at 06:16 PM
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p.3 #9 · Startrails, 7.5 hours


Pretty incredible!

I use CS6 a lot but have never attempted image stacking. What is the process?



Jun 04, 2013 at 07:07 PM
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p.3 #10 · Startrails, 7.5 hours


Freek'in Amazing
Love it



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Will Patterson wrote:
Pretty incredible!

I use CS6 a lot but have never attempted image stacking. What is the process?


From bridge select your photos, tools>photoshop>open as photoshop layers, once the images have loaded select the top layer and shift-click the bottom layer to select all, set blend mode to lighten, flatten, save.

I work in groups of 80 images (d800e 14bit RAW) using 32gb of RAM. Try to keep the total size of your images below 50% of your available RAM to avoid using the scratch disk.

For an image like this I repeated the stacking process about 10 times then at the end I stacked the 10 flattened images together.



Jun 04, 2013 at 08:58 PM
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Wow!


Jun 04, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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Congrats on winning another FTOW!


Jun 08, 2013 at 02:57 AM
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Great use of colors. Like to try star trails.


Jun 08, 2013 at 06:16 AM
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p.3 #15 · Startrails, 7.5 hours


Wow this is brilliant


Jun 08, 2013 at 08:40 AM
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p.3 #16 · Startrails, 7.5 hours


wow, that is nice


Jun 08, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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Very nice indeed! Heck, I have a hard enough time finding the north star, let alone getting it framed!

Well done, great effect.



Jun 08, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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I tried a star trail last year but my lens quickly fogged up. How did you avoid moisture condensing on you lens? Or do you live in a really dry location?


Jun 08, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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lilewis10 wrote:
I tried a star trail last year but my lens quickly fogged up. How did you avoid moisture condensing on you lens? Or do you live in a really dry location?


During summer i dont have any fogging issues, during winter i use a kendrick astro dew heater. You can also use chemical hand warmer sachets available from camping stores, they emit heat for 3 or 4 hours when exposed to air.



Jun 08, 2013 at 02:41 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply.

You not only took a fantastic set of shots but your description has given many of us just the incentive to give it another try.

This thread has just risen to the most important bookmark I have!



Jun 08, 2013 at 02:52 PM
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