Hey, a n00b in astrophotography would like to ask you something : 30 minutes exposure-how? And how come the spiral occured, was it because of the star movement ? Lastly, what is a image stacker and why is it used ?
Sorry if my questions are basic as hell This piece is gorgeous, is a must, keep up the excellent work !
Was this taken in England? I don't think I'd be able to take astrophotographs because of the smog over manchester. Also, did you use some hardcore ND filters to stop it from over exposing? I mean.. christ. 30 minutes?
Very beautiful work, you have really inspired me to try this.. I've taken notes on all your replies and if you have any other tips for a beginner at this let me know. I use a Canon EOS300D, I'm still learning with it.
I love the feeling it gives of spinning around in circles, makes me feel like a child looking up into the night sky making myself dizzy.
amazing photograph. that's surely a boards-of-canada shot. I absolutely enjoy the perspective and the highlighted trees.
the center of the star swirl looks awesome. you can sense something more than human beyond this sky... I'm impressed.
Make sure to frame the picture so that it will have good composition and use a wide aperture. Make sure that you have a cable release or a remote to, so that you can set your camera to BULB (if you have an SLR). Take a compass with you or figure out where Polaris (North Star) is and aim your camera towards it. You can expose anywhere from 15 minutes to 8 hours depending on what aperture you use and the amount of light outside.