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 Post subject: Star Trails Take 3
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:23 pm 
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There was another clear night last night so I went out in search of a landmark to set against star trails.

This is the Clifton Camera Obscurer It is bathed in light from workmen on the Clifton Suspension Bridge who are resurfacing it. The bridge was my original target but the powerful spotlights they had meant too much light pollution.

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I really like this one :) The balance of tower to trails looks great. If only there was a little less air traffic.

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Thanks Popo and my thoughts exactly, I was cursing every plane that flew into show during the exposures. Unfortunately the long streak is in one frame and not 'cloneable' without messing up surrounding stars and If I miss out this frame there is a distinct break in the trails.

Still, I'm continuously hunting for the perfect location and I will get it one day!

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Very nice indeed, and the planes don't really bother me that much in this composition - you'll have to go somewhere quite remote to avoid them.


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Thanks for the comments Gordon, I do have a site earmarked for the next clear night which should produce a much clearer view of the sky (far away from the city) but it might not produce a plane free sky Bristol Airport is about 7-8miles north-east.

Still I wont know until I try it, here's for clear skies :-)

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That looks amazing! love the Aircraft lights aswell, Adds a bit of something extra to the picture :D


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how long did it take?

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