Update June 2011:
Some pointers for shooting your own urban star trails now available on my long exposure tips blog.
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90 minutes worth of the earth's rotation, captured as star trails between mine and my neighbours house.
Always wanted to do this shot but since they've got kids and I've got kids and the bathroom lights are always on, it wasn't happening. This weekend, though, they vacated to some festival and I just left my kids to be scared in the dark so the shot got made. Hey, check out the star reflections in the bedroom window. Forgot to tell my wife what I was doing though, so our bathroom light popped on halfway through...
180x 30sec frames at 20mm ISO400 f/2.8 stacked in StarStaX for Mac
In a couple of weeks I'm running a workshop on night photography and light painting. Can't promise clear skies but I'll be including a section on star trails. For more info check out the event page over at Bonzo Studio
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Monday, March 5, 2012
Tight Space: Star trails between the houses