Bristlecone Pines
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JimFox
Registered: Jan 11, 2005
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This is from a few weeks ago. The moon was almost full and really lighting the place up. It was bright enough to really wash out the Milky Way, but startrails seemed to work fine. This shot is my experimenting with taking 60 shots of 30 sec exposures and then I used the Startrail program to stack them. It's my first time using it, and it did a really great job. You can load it with all the shots, and 1 dark frame, and it goes to work. I then blended the star portion in with a shot that gave a bit more foreground. So this is two 14mm shots with a slight overlap to get more foreground area.

Each stacked shot was ISO 2000, 25 sec at f4 as it was bright out.

All comments are welcome,

Jim



roguecoolman
Registered: Jul 07, 2005
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Jim,

Very cool! I wish I did some stars when I was at bristlecone. I like how you lined up the trees to be all pointing at the center.

Did you camp out close by or drive in at night?

which grove was this?

Jason



dswiger
Registered: Feb 24, 2006
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Jim,
Nicely done!
Seems like your showin' the 14mm love....

I'm going try mine out this Sun morn for the Perseid meteor shower

Dan



morris
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Hi Jim,

You created a very dramatic effect by breaking up the star trails with all the short images

Morris



ront
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That is one great photo Jim!! Incredible detail and color!!

Ron



Jred
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Jim - not only did you nail the comp - but the colors are great!

What lens did you use?

John



CarlG
Registered: Mar 12, 2002
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This is perfect in every way!! (well, except for one thing - it's not mine!)



AMaji
Registered: Apr 19, 2012
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Jim,

This is such a cool image. Maybe I will try it sometimes to see how it works out. Thank you for sharing.



Sneakyracer
Registered: Mar 24, 2004
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Stunning Image! Where is it? The pine in the foreground is perfectly lit. Very cool.



Jeffrey
Registered: Nov 12, 2002
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Damn, makers my head spin! Nice creation, Jim.



MaxGag
Registered: Aug 09, 2012
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WOW ! I feel dizzy when looking at your picture ! Great picture, well composed



Scott Kroeker
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Hmmmm....love this one!



Timmeh
Registered: Jul 12, 2011
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I really want to try star trails now. Are you putting together a show for star trails? You have quite a selection at this point. The trees leaning towards the North Star is a really great touch!

Tim



killersnowman
Registered: Feb 06, 2005
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great job jim! the colors in this one are pretty great.



alatoo60
Registered: May 05, 2010
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Very cool. Because of vignetting, the star trails look like an inward spiral that is about to suck in the trees



Aaron Cowan
Registered: Aug 10, 2004
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Jim,
Nice desolation and great star trails. Not something I've tried much (just twice) but this looks great.



tjny
Registered: Apr 18, 2005
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Jim:
Great composition and all that creative energy that went into making of this wonderful image.



sierasong1
Registered: Mar 28, 2005
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Jim, This turned out really good, I like it. The processing is just right. Well done!
D



JimFox
Registered: Jan 11, 2005
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roguecoolman wrote:
Jim,

Very cool! I wish I did some stars when I was at bristlecone. I like how you lined up the trees to be all pointing at the center.

Did you camp out close by or drive in at night?

which grove was this?

Jason



Thanks so much Jason! This was the Patriarch Grove area. I just camped up there as I was shooting pretty late and then waking up very early to shoot the sunrise. It wouldn't have been practical to have driven back to Bishop to sleep.

Jim



JimFox
Registered: Jan 11, 2005
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dswiger wrote:
Jim,
Nicely done!
Seems like your showin' the 14mm love....

I'm going try mine out this Sun morn for the Perseid meteor shower

Dan


Thanks so much Dan, yeah, this Samyang 14mm is a pretty sweet lens!

Yeah, I was thinking on shooting the Perseides shower, but I am wondering... will we really be able to capture? I was thinking that the meteor's would be moving so fast that they wouldn't really be captured would they? Or are there tricks to doing it?

Jim



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