How I Took “Watching the Stars”

I know this post is a jumbled mess but I’m working on it!

 

I was stumbling on the internet one day and I found this awesome site: http://www.jamesvernacotola.com/Resources/How-To-Photograph-Star-Trails/12233655_V7cX4D

I was intrigued, and decided to set about doing this. In my first adventure photographing star trails, I went back to my favorite place: the barn (you can see it here, one of a few photographs of it: https://myownphotoproject.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/day-42-sunrise-at-the-barn/). Since it was around midnight when I went, I took Ashley and Aryn with me.

Oh hey girls.

My Set-Up

After about 32 and a half my aperture was at f22.minutes, this was the result. As you can see, it was starting to cloud over and my ISO was 6400. (Fail)


So we packed up and went home.

Next adventure! I was dog sitting for a friend, and their family lives where there are no streetlights and very little light pollution. So I tried there.

Info- aperture f22, ISO 100, exposure time- approximately 83 minutes (I went inside and watched Star Wars!)

The result:

So I decided I would try again later. Later ended up being at my house.

Info: aperture f3.5, ISO 100, exposure time 55 minutes

The result: Yikes.

So tonight, I went out pretty determined to get my picture.

My set-up:

First result and info: aperture f22, ISO 100, exposure time 30 minutes

There’s not much to look at here.

Second result and info: aperture f13, ISO 200, exposure time 30 minutes

So! There is my star trail adventure. You can see the actual post here: https://myownphotoproject.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/day-100-watching-the-stars/

Hopefully soon I can get more epicly awesome star trails! If you have any advice or experience in this comment and let me know. 🙂

Happy star gazing!

Rachel

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  1. Pingback: Day 100- “Watching the Stars” | myownphotoproject

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