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2017 Photos

New postby SNEAKers » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:13 pm

Figured I would share a few photos from the last few months:

These were of the sunrise from the peak of Wittenberg on August 9th. Started from the Woodland Valley Campground at 1am and made it to the peak around 4:30am. It was still dark enough to catch a few meteors before the sun started coming up. Not me in the second pic!

Imagehttps://flic.kr/p/ZwnFcd by S G, on Flickr

ImageWittenberg Sunrise by S G, on Flickr

This one was my first attempt at star trails. It was taken in Acra, NY during the new moon in October in a friend's yard. Still some tweaks to make, but think it came out pretty good.

ImageUntitled by S G, on Flickr
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Re: 2017 Photos

New postby Jon » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:33 am

WOOOw those are so cool! How do you do that with the stars?
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Re: 2017 Photos

New postby SNEAKers » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:18 am

Thanks, Jon. I hope you viewed them on a computer so the images aren’t cut off like they are on my phone.

The star trails were taken by setting up the camera on a tripod and aiming at Polaris. Then I took 300 one minute exposures using a timer. After I downloaded all of the images, I dropped them in a program call Starstax, which lays each image over the next. You’ll have little gaps in the trails due to the time between each exposure, so the Stax program has a tool to fill in the gaps.

Glad you like them!
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Re: 2017 Photos

New postby mike » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:06 pm

Great Photos! this year I haven't had time to take some good pics.
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