After some time thinking about HDR, and doing HDR, I wanted to do star trails again, but finding the right night seemed impossible. Even on a beautiful night in Moab, during spring break, 15 miles away from town, in a secluded inn inside the Colorado river canyon, even then things did not line up. So for two nights in a row, checking that there will be no rain whatsoever, I have left the camera in the yard, pointing to the North Star with the intervalometer set on the camera. This example comes from 1 shot per minute at 200 ISO, 4"@f2.8 and focusing at infinite. From 10pm to 5am, that makes around 360 shots that I merged with starstax (for Macosx) and change the hue -180 degrees because no one likes highway orange flood lights.

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Time lapse photography from the backyard

After some time thinking about HDR, and doing HDR, I wanted to do star trails again, but finding the right night seemed impossible. Even on a beautiful night in Moab, during spring break, 15 miles away from town, in a secluded inn inside the Colorado river canyon, even then things did not line up. So for two nights in a row, checking that there will be no rain whatsoever, I have left the camera in the yard, pointing to the North Star with the intervalometer set on the camera. This example comes from 1 shot per minute at 200 ISO, 4″@f2.8 and focusing at infinite. From 10pm to 5am, that makes around 360 shots that I merged with starstax (for Macosx) and change the hue -180 degrees because no one likes highway orange flood lights.

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