Daytime Startrails

well ok, not daytime, just looks like it ;-)

Nearly full moon, long exposure and high ISO make for an interestingly different night shot.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 2nd September 2009, This photo: 8:14pm

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  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    haha... you got me there dave. still need to learn this trick, although garry did explain this before.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Ha, neat.... different.....
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty straight forward Rodel - wait for the moon to be full (or nearly), open up the lens (in this case f/4), whack up the iso (1600), and expose for 2mins or so (whatever is needed). Voila! Properly "daylight" exposed foreground, but with startrails still visible. ;-)
    Yeah, not what I was after, but interesting all the same ;-)
  • fatimka said:
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    i meant locating the north celestial pole to achieve a circular trail. need to practice that with clear skies.
  • mitchell burns said:
    hah cool shot... just goes to show how much light there is in the dark :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Ah, I dunno about the north celestial pole (isn't there a North Star or something ?). Finding it down south is easy ;-)
    Of course you could do something radical like, I dunno, use a compass ;-)
    Or moreover, how damn bright the moon is!
  • Xenedis said:
    What are you doing shooting in harsh middle-of-the-day light? :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Looks like it doesn't it - and techincally it is, sorta. Well the light all comes from the sun anyway, just bounced a bit before it gets here.
  • SkattyKat said:
    lol Dave - I was thinking, how amazing ... lol
    Cool shot anyway ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe Thanks Kath. :)
  • greenplasticdave said:
    Nice one Dave. Bit unusual too :). The north celestial pole is even easier to find than the southern one. I've done star trails in Scotland before and the North Star sits right on top of it just up a bit from 'The Plow' constellation :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Dave. I've only been to the Northern Hemisphere once, and well you don't see many stars in the populated areas of the USA.