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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
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Stars over Sand Bay by tfavretto Stars over Sand Bay by tfavretto
Here we have my second attempt at photographing star trails. This was a 16 minute exposure taken at a friend's camp at Sand Bay, roughly 45 km northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

There are a few 'hazy' patches in this image due to condensation forming on the lens as a result of the cool, humid conditions that night. There were also people hanging out on the dock and swimming during the exposure, and some of that activity is evident in the image.

The original image was quite noisy due to the long exposure, and so I had to perform quite a bit of noise removal on it. Unfortunately, this caused much of the detail of the fainter stars to be lost.

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kristyjade Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
..what i mean about colour is the glowing of the (fire?) against the hazy pink colour of the bottom half, and the bright stars against the blue hues of the sky
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kristyjade Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
this is ridiculously amazing!
i think it's perfect that people were hanging out on the dock, it adds to the surrealism of this image
the colours balance it out beautifully
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
Thank you.
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kristyjade Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
my pleasure.
i like startrails when they are shorter, like this...
they give the feeling of shooting 'stars'.
but long trails are nice also.
=)
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Giezzy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Hey
well I was like trying to take some photos of stars
And then I remembered this photo
Well I have an analog camera and I'm Using B&W films, I just wanted to know how to do to get the Stars trail, do I need any special lens or something?
thx alot =D
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
You wouldn't need a special lens, but you would need a way of keeping the camera's shutter open for a long period of time. I'm not sure about your particular camera, but with most cameras, you have to have a remote shutter release to do exposures of longer than 30 seconds. These can either be wireless, but more commonly are attached to the camera by a cable. To do exposures longer than 30 seconds, you'd also have to do what's called a "bulb" exposure, where you just keep the shutter open until you decide to close it again. Again, I'm not sure about your particular camera, but I would try looking up the term "bulb" in its manual for more information.
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Giezzy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
Jeje Thx a lot for the info :)
Seems that a friend have one :D
:)
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
Well, good luck!
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aquarius-galuxy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This looks so surreal! ^___^ I like it! =o It's amazing how far stars can travel in 16 minutes.
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Yes, and we normally don't even notice their movement that much. Thanks for the :+fav:.
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