My first star trail attempt.
While at the Grampians for a few days with family, Neil and I headed out to Lake Fyans after our sunset shoot to do some star trail shots. It was really peaceful and relaxing out there, very surreal.
Even though we were on hardly any sleep, finishing off at 1:30am, and having to be up at 5am the next morning, I think this was worth it. I’ll definitely be trying this again.

Startrail from the peak of Mt Buffalo

Canon 40D
Lens: EF-S 10-22mm
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 30 seconds x 114 shots
Aperture: f4.0
ISO: 800
Auto White Balance
Format: RAW
Tripod & remote shutter
Drive mode set to Continual Burst
Post Exposure +0.9, sharpening & noise reduction
Converted to JPEG and layered together

Full details can be found here in my blog tips

Tags

night, star, path, stars, trail, wormhole, jrlandscape, p101slowss

Comments

  • Raquel O'Neill
    Raquel O'Neillover 5 years ago

    WOW Jared, that’s amazing, I’m going to have to learn how to do this!

  • thanks Raquel !

    – Jared Revell

  • Carmel Harty
    Carmel Hartyover 5 years ago

    So lovely Jared….guessing need your wide angle lens and a tripod for this…amazing results

  • thanks Carmel :-)
    tripod, yes
    wide angle…the wider it is the more stars you’ll get, but you’d be able to do it with your lens, I think

    – Jared Revell

  • Leanne Robson
    Leanne Robsonover 5 years ago

    Just waiting for the event horizon to connect.

    Thanks for the details on how you did this Jared. I have heard that leaving the shutter open for a long length of time to achieve this effect is not good for digital cameras. Things overheat. Nice to see that there is a way around this. Great capture.

  • haha ~ now that would be a shot !
    thanks Dharna, and no worries :)

    – Jared Revell

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 5 years ago

    Truly amazing!

  • thank you lenzart !

    – Jared Revell

  • Melanie Roberts
    Melanie Robertsover 5 years ago

    This is incredible

  • thank you Melanie !
    :-)

    – Jared Revell

  • Andrew Bosman
    Andrew Bosmanover 5 years ago

    Well that worked pretty darn well didn’t it!

  • thanks Andrew :-))

    – Jared Revell

  • KeepsakesPhotography Michael Rowley
    KeepsakesPhoto...over 5 years ago

    bloody awsome Jared, and your first attempt so cool mate. i’m heading up bush my self over the long weekend, was going to give this ago.

  • thanks Mick !
    looking forward to seeing yours after the long weekend ! :-)

    – Jared Revell

  • Lindsay Knowles
    Lindsay Knowlesover 5 years ago

    Looks great Jared. Well done. It a fair bit of work these days to do startrail shots.Back in the day I use to do up to 10 hr exposures.
    Did you lock the remote to let it take a shot every 30 secs or did you do it manually with the remote?

  • thanks mate :-)
    just about to head out…good timing
    I set the drive mode to burst and held the remote shutter down for 5 seconds, and then it continues to shoot until I press it again (an hour later) to stop

    – Jared Revell

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 5 years ago

    Great image Jared and thanks for your details………how did you know in which direction to point your camera ?

  • thanks Hans
    having a compass does help, but Neil showed me a cool way to find the south celestial pole using the Southern Cross.
    You can also do it using the Magellanic Clouds.
    I’ll put together a journal on my blog and let you know when it’s done if you like.

    – Jared Revell

  • Lindsay Knowles
    Lindsay Knowlesover 5 years ago

    Thats what I was hoping you were doing.(its so easy) I recently gave a talk at our local camera club about startrails and how to do it the old school way and the new way. There is a program you can use and also the Photoshop way to put them together.

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