Star Trails. Elderhostel “Southwest Photography” 2008 Workshop.
The following image is a composite of five 30 minute night sky exposures taken during a Elderhostel photography workshop at Kelly Place outside of Cortez, Colorado in 2008. It was really dark other than the Christmas lights at the main building, and you could see a lot of stars in the sky. I moved the tripod as far away from the lights as possible and decided to do this series with a fisheye lens that would give a 180° field of view. The five images were combined using Startrails. This program is old (only works with jpg or 8-bit tiff files) but works better than when I try to merge the images as layers in Photoshop.
Composite of five 30 minute images taken with a Nikon D3 and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 200, f/2.8, 1800 sec).
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