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2017 Photos

New postPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:13 pm
by SNEAKers
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!

Image 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

Re: 2017 Photos

New postPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:33 am
by Jon
WOOOw those are so cool! How do you do that with the stars?

Re: 2017 Photos

New postPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:18 am
by SNEAKers
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!

Re: 2017 Photos

New postPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:06 pm
by mike
Great Photos! this year I haven't had time to take some good pics.