One of the things on my 2011 Goals List is to take a photo of the night sky. Not just any photo, but one of the swirly star photos (called star trails). We had some good weather and I was in the right location so I tried snapping a few shots this weekend. They’re not perfect, but I know what I need to work on now!
Shot #1: This was my first attempt – 10 minute exposure time with ISO100 and f/5.6
Shot #2: A different location with a brightly lit foreground. Same settings as shot #1
Shot #3: I tried another location and 20 minutes of exposure. Somehow I seem to have zoomed in though!
Shot #4: Same location as #3 but with a wider angle and 10 minutes exposure. I should have gone with 20 minutes as it was darker, but I was getting sleepy!
I’m going to try again next weekend if the weather cooperates and see if I can create some clearer shots.