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Long exposure test with my new 1d MII. This was 55 minutes at f/7.1 using a tripod and shutter remote. I should of been using a wider aperture, but I had originally planned on doing a 120 minutes shot.
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:iconkarysky:
KarySky Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
I absolutely love your artwork.

Would I have the permission to put it in my website header design ? All credits would remain yours, of course.
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Brian686 Featured By Owner May 11, 2006   Photographer
This might sound like a stupid question but is the sky like that because of the earth's rotation?
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hzreh Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006   Photographer
I wonder if the dots aren't noise but dead pixels cause by long exposure ? .... but very nice capture though :) well done ...
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anonymous66 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Professional Photographer
Dead pixels thanks to the digital sensor..... I finally bought a lens for my film camera, because of that problem.
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:iconhzreh:
hzreh Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006   Photographer
uh .. even 1ds Mark II have that problem i dunno what will happen to my 20D if i shot in B for 55min long ...
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anonymous66 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Professional Photographer
The 20D is supposed to be better and there is even a modified version of the 20D (20Da) that is better for night photography. The best thing to do, would be to take several shorter exposures and just stack the images together in photoshop.
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hzreh Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006   Photographer
Wow thanks for the tips, but how to stack it ?
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Snapshooter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
if the iso is 100 I don't understand why there is seen some noise.??
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:iconworldchaos:
worldchaos Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
What is with all of the noise with shooting at ISO 100 and a Mark II?
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:iconanonymous66:
anonymous66 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Professional Photographer
It is Digital noise. A common problem with Digital Cameras and super long exposures.
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worldchaos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005
motherfucker.

I've been meaning to get a remote and try a bunch of longer exposure's (using the 300D), and I know if I shoot at 100 ISO for 30 seconds, it looks great, but then again, I've never tried anything over 2 minutes.
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erwanbreizh Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
i like it !
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:iconkatypunkchik:
katypunkchik Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
I love these kinds of photos. I'm a astronomy nut :)

:jedi:
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:iconanjules:
anjules Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Professional Photographer
Very nicely done :clap: I love these types of shots!
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spinklefinkle Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
Nice shot. Star trails ROCK.
Check out mine..
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:iconeddiemaiden:
eddiemaiden Featured By Owner May 2, 2005   Photographer
:| jst looking up the model of your camera and its digital, digital with a time lapse :| :| :| digital has surpassed film.
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anonymous66 Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Professional Photographer
Look at the Canon 1DS Mark II. It is any photographers dream.
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:iconeddiemaiden:
eddiemaiden Featured By Owner May 3, 2005   Photographer
i looked, i saw the price, i dropped dead hahaha
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eddiemaiden Featured By Owner May 1, 2005   Photographer
55 minutes :O lol, i love the effect its simply amazing, i think i may have a try with my minolta lol, doubt ill get good results like u tho
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leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner May 1, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, if I tried this, I would wake up the next day to find my camera missing. :giggle:

Would this method work with digital cameras as well? Just curious.
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anonymous66 Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Professional Photographer
Yea, this shot was taken with a Digital SLR.
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leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, ok.

Sorry if my question sounded stupid, but I know next to knothing about digital cameras. The only camera I have is an almost 11 year old Samsung* 35mm film camera that I got for my 11th birthday. ^^;

*Caught the spelling error too late. Sorry if this is a double post.
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leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner May 2, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, ok.

Sorry if my question sounded stupid, but I know next to knothing about digital cameras. The only camera I have is an almost 11 year old Samsumg 35mm film camera that I got for my 11th birthday. ^^;
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melini Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
Very very cool shot. ^^
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mardelcielo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005
cool!!!:clap:
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:iconreduto:
reduto Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005   Photographer
:+fav:
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Dark-Age-Dixie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
and all the heavens spin with envy...
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morfeu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing result there, well done.
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lostheart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
Excellent composition with the northern star and the star trails circling around it.
The roof/structure on the lower right corner disturbs the rural aspect of the treeline a bit, but I can pretty much live with it and it doesn't degrade the composition imho.
What is totally disturbing is the high amount of noise, though, even at such a low iso setting!
Kinda surprising to see that this is the result of a 1D Mark II...a highest class digital SLR.
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shagie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
Given a 55minute exposure, its not suprising to see noise. Noise is cumulative and grows.

The best approach would be to remove some noise by doing a dark frame subtraction, but that takes another 55 minutes to do (put the lens cap on, shoot a 55min exposure and then subtract the two frames).

Another approach would be to somehow activly cool the camera. Possibly set the camera up in an ice chest with a hole for the lens cut in it and put ice in the chest.

Without cooling, digital cameras just do not perform that well for extreme long exposures.
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anonymous66 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005  Professional Photographer
Great tips :) Although, I have shot long exposures with my D70 in -20 degrees Fahrenheit, and this capture was on a rather cool night, so I don't think cooling would of been a problem.
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shagie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
You might consider reading [link] which is about removing dark noise from an exposure.
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djberry Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005   Photographer
I love shots like this! Nice job!
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pherexias Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
I have tried star trail photos myself, but none of them are as great as this. One question, how close to a city were you? Im just wondering because of all of the light pollution.
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ab-igne-ignem Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
Wow... nice... I think the test was sucsesful....
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JuggernaughtWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
very nice. i dont see much of this around here on da.
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TeamBundy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
The earth does rotate! Or the stars... :)

Just kidding: it is a very nice shot and I am sure there will be more to come! Wish you a clear night!!

P.S. There seems to be somewhat of noise: (what) can you adjust to reduce it?
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sub117 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
this is just amazing... :D
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Canon EOS-1D Mark II
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33376/10 second
Aperture
F/7.1
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
100
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Apr 25, 2005, 12:56:49 PM
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