photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Suzy Walker-Toye | all galleries >> Main Gallery List >> Travel >> Namibia, Africa 2011 > Morse code star trail
previous | next
Morse code star trail
31-MAY-2011 Suzy Walker

Morse code star trail

Namibia

my 1st attempt.

The reason it has gaps in the trail is because unlike most Nikon timer releases on mine the interval is actually just the interval you want and you dont have to add the exposure time. I did so there is one 5min photo every 10mins rather than every 5mins with a 1 sec gap. I know for next time ;)

These photos then stacked in photoshop.

Nikon D300
199s f/4.0 at 11.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
comment | share
John G Reed02-Jan-2012 15:11
It's a fantastic shot. Best. J
Pamela Parton14-Jul-2011 20:17
I think it looks awesome like this! Love this shot. V
Suzy Walker29-Jun-2011 08:56
thanks guys! :) And thanks for the recommendation Julian I'll check it out :)
Julian Cohen 28-Jun-2011 08:01
I like the gaps too. There's a new program called StarStax free on the web and it's better than Photoshop for this. For a first attempt it's bloody great!
Peter Stubley23-Jun-2011 14:28
I like the gaps! Sometimes the coolest things are discovered by accident. Nicely done.
Dave Hein22-Jun-2011 08:59
As soon as I looked at this I knew you hadn't taken it in the UK.
*Then* I looked at the gallery title. Duh.
The star trails seem a little long for 199s tho'. Still, nicely done! V