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Winter Solstice by Sun-Seeker Winter Solstice by Sun-Seeker
The idea was to have the star trails reflected but in practice I would have had to take another half an hour of photos to expose the light in the water correctly. I wasn't about to do that on this cold night.
BTW heeeeman :iconheeeeman: has done a couple of great star shots here [link] and here [link]
The method here is the same as my pic Shooting Stars. Link below.If you have questions check the coments beow that pic as I may have answered them already :)
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70 RAW photos. Base shot 3 minutes at F7 200 iso in half moon light. then 69 shots at F4 and 30 seconds. Batch converted in Rawshooter to 69 37mb tiffs.. do the math..over 2 Gig of pixels. Then combines using startrails.exe
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Sounds hard but all this is mostly automated. Then I combined the base shot with the sky shot, cleaned up digital noise and adjusted levels and foreground colours.
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Admire the Winter Solstice stars in Winter Solstice by *Sun-Seeker...made from 70 RAW photos! ( Featured by RockstarVanity )
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kchirgwi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, even if it makes me feel sick.
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:iconviligairirosa:
Viligairirosa Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
what is this?
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damien-c-photography Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Photographer
Congrats on the DD, you old bastard!;)
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imnogood Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Interface Designer
you know what I would name this???? ''the inside of a tornado''
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MirabelleLeaf31 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconlukekido:
lukekido Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Magnific
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:iconfrozx398:
Frozx398 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lightspeed!! jk looks great. great sense of space.
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:iconestecka:
Estecka Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I feel sucked awaaaaaaaaaay !!..

I'm serious. :XD:
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD!
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:iconma8c0:
ma8c0 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ive always wanted to know how you make that effect with the stars, photoshop or something else? :3
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:iconzhiliton:
zhiliton Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Blosomless :)
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:iconcaseydecker:
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Pictures of stars like this are usually so amazing to look at. :D
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:iconloveheart307:
loveheart307 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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:iconaqilegna:
Aqilegna Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I really like it :)
Nice colours

Come here [link]
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:iconjenjenxd:
JenJenXD Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Filmographer
whoa...
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:iconwandereringsoul:
wandereringsoul Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Quite amazing
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:icontahthedon:
tahthedon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
THIS ISNT HAPPENING TODAY! DARN MAYANS!
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:iconla-v:
La-V Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely
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swerveontome Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice shot indeed!
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:iconvendula-koublova:
vendula-koublova Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I have a question. What is the difference in the output when you use only one long exposure or more of them and combine them afterwards?
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:iconlinkski:
Linkski Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Reminds me a bit like Van Gogh. But this has been beautifully captured. Congrats on the DD!
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CatFaceBunyyAwesome Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Yeah s cool I like it
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's crazy, in a good way. It still goes right over my head when I try to think exactly how this kind of thing works. :confused:
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Tchii001 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Have 8 stars on left up corner have dont moved OoO
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heeeeman Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh hey, I was wondering why I was getting an influx on my shot :P Congrats on the DD.
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!
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SF01 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Link to startrails.exe is broken.
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:iconlululetti:
lululetti Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is pretty amazing!
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Congrats on the DD! :+favlove:
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Sa-r Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Simple amazing!:-) Good job!
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Trinity-images Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Great trail work need to find a place dark enough to do this cold night's are always good night's for the stars.
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StormAhead Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
70 photos? :icon300plz:
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:iconloochi:
Loochi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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Tails-155 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I. LOVE. It. Well done. That is stellar, no pun intended.
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BlizzardLT Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cool picture :) what is interesting for me is how the star trails in the left side of the picture is longer, while the ones towards the north star (the right side of the picture ) are shorter, implying they are further away from earth and from our point of view they move in slightly slower speeds, thats why thier trails are shorter.
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Fumiko-Mini Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Digital Artist
That's actually really interesting :)
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:iconmagpie592:
Magpie592 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing :D Great work!
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Nature's beauty, awesome shots :woohoo:
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EmilyKPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
well i've only attempted star trails a couple times with a SLR cam...an old minolta. the technique i used at the time was just to keep the shutter open for like 4 hours. the lens got all foggy with condensation. i want to try with my Nikon, but i'm scared of the condensation again. is there a different technique i should try? like doing multiple exposures? it seems like it would be quite a task. let me know if you can shed any info on this topic1 i'd appreciate it! :D
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
made it easy did the old film.
Find a location with some foreground to use. Pick a half moon night. Take the first shot at 4 mins f7.1 with the moon lighting the scene. You shoot RAW right?
Make sure all the sky is in this shot because you are not going to move the cam. Carefully change the cam to multishot, 30secs and f5.6. Now lock down the remote and walk away for 30 minutes.... every minute the camera will take two shots. Hell you can even try this in the back yard for practice. You could make all these Jpegs if you want but I like to use RAW and convert them to jpegs as I have control over the exposure result.
So now you have one well exposed shot and 60 star shots. Download startrails.exe (google) and load the 60 shots and it will join them into 1.
Now you have two shots to put together with a mask and a brush in PS.. you got that technique down?
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EmilyKPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
well, i've never actually got a good enough result to have to do editing. but i'm sure i could figure it out. i just need to get past the condensation factor. why my cam fogs up is beyond me, no one else seems to have this problem that i've asked!
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
ask google!
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:iconemilykphotography:
EmilyKPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
lol guess i'll have to! thanks anyway :D
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LenikLAS Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009   Photographer
great shot
I must try it too :)
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009   Photographer
I've tried this a few times before with some reasonable success doing 1 exposure of about an hour, shooting wide open... your method here makes a lot of sense, and I'm sure would cut down on noise a bit too, thanks for including comments on this, cool result! =)
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Thanx yes the noise issue is the main one for me.. even with this method I have to go over the image and heal little hot spots
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JuhaniViitanen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
Featured on my journal [link] :)
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bandesz99 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
preety cool star trail.. recently i was eprerimenting with it too. i`d be glad if u could take a look at them.
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wish nice lights!
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Your amazing work has been feature on my journal --> [link]
i hope you doesn't mind
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200
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Apr 4, 2009, 6:06:27 PM
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