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 Post subject: Star trails + rail cars
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:53 am 
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Location: Seattle WA/Grinnell IA
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Train Car Under the Stars by pandadumpster, on Flickr

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 @ 11mm & f/2.8
71 1 minute exposures
ISO 800

First time out with a new timer-remote, and man...I'm a big fan. Prop up the camera, let it go for a bit over an hour, and this is what I get back. I biked outside of my little college town to some train cars that have been there for as long as I've known the place. On a clear night the stars are out in force, and the train offers some really great chances for interesting photos.

Next time I'm thinking I'll stop down the lens a bit, maybe just to f/4 to get things a little sharper...as it seems the bigger issue here (or at least, on larger versions of the photo) is that it's just fairly blurry by the edges. I think a stop or two increase in ISO may be an acceptable tradeoff. If anyone has any other thoughts...I'm all ears! Just thought I'd share my slowly improving experience with nighttime long-exposures.

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Looks great, excellent composition!

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