The windmill on Cedar Creek Rd

Not entirely happy with this, but it was an interesting (but chilly) experiment.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 14th May 2009, This photo: 10:30pm

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  • Garry' said:
    Ahhhh another windmill...nice one Dave. I see what you mean, probably a longer exposure to get those star trails a bit longer.
    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • mitchell burns said:
    nice one david, but pretty noise , do u do any noise reduction on LR or PS???
  • David de Groot said:
    @Garry - I think it needs the stacked 30 sec exposure plan, as the thing I'm most annoyed about is the noise level.
    @Mitch - I don't do a great deal of noise reduction, a little tweak in LR, but not much as detail tends to suffer. I suppose noise is somewhat unavoidable from an 8.5 minute exposure at iso 200, but less of it would have been nice.
  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    oooh - look it's raining stars :)
    Nice shot Dave
  • mitchell burns said:
    dose your camera have a built in noise reduction thing?? do u use that
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Warwick, it does a bit ;-)
    Yes, it does, but it doesn't apply to raw images.
  • batch2008 said:
    Neat shot David, it looks like a meteorite shower.
  • David de Groot said:
    Oddly enough I did see one shooting star while out there, but it was too small and too brief to appear in this shot. ;-)
  • Tristen Murray said:
    Im surprised the windmill hardly moved in the 8.5 minute exposure.
    Pitty about the noise, but great example of star trails
  • David de Groot said:
    Not a breath of wind last night (just as well, it was 9C outside). I may redo with lower iso and multiple shorter exposures next full moon, which should sort out the noise problem.
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    I.c..I just back from Brisbane..and Gold coast..I did not see any windmill...
  • chooks! said:
    Is that moonlight illuminating the background?
  • looby88 said:
    one learns by ones mistakes, one learns nowt by getting it right, thats my story and I'm sticking to it !
  • David de Groot said:
    Wrong Cedar Creek - this one is north west of Brisbane :)
    Sure is. I had to go with a long exposure as the moon was only half and thus gives off a lot less light.
    Aye, that be true. :P
  • luiszarco said:
    realmente bonita. enhorabuena.
  • David de Groot said:
    Gracias. No soy totalmente feliz con él sin embargo.
  • baar_01 said:
    Nice Dave, looks pretty noisy though. Did you have NR turned on?
  • David de Groot said:
    Well "Long Exposure Noise Reduction" is set to Auto, "High ISO speed noise reduction" is set to Standard, but I suspect they don't do much when shooting RAW, as it never seems to take a black frame.