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Lynn's Star Circle

A slide film photo scanned in (the slide really is better, wish I had a decent scanner). This was taken at my sister Lynn's land in the Wet Mountains of Colorado and is her favorite. She recognizes every tree in the photo!


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This is certainly an easier shot to pull of with film for me. But I have yet to try my new D70 out on some star trails and am curious how it will fare with noise levels. The yellow at the bottom of the photo is the light pollution from Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Fort Carson. The green is partially from reciprocity failure (some hate it, but I actually like the look it gives at times).


My sister still has a great night sky for star gazing!


Due to popular demand I am adding some helpful info on how to do this yourself. I used Fuji Provia 100F slide film for this photo and shot at either F5.6 or F8. I bracket exposures at 8, 15, 30 and 60 mins if I have enough time, sometimes I go for shorter and longer times as well, but that's a good starting place. I am not certain which exposure I used here (no EXIF data on my slide film, hah). I would fathom a guess my exposure was in the range of 30-60 mins though. Finally, for a one-stop for tutorials on how to do this from a master of star trails, click here.

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Uploaded on July 7, 2006