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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:14 am 
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I've always seen this photos, but how do you do them? What settings should I use?

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Hi Gatecrasher,

I'm not sure if this is a request for a workshop or if t really belongs in the Technical and scientific photography section. What do you think?

In the meantime here is a post I made on the subject. In order to get long trails you obviously need long exposure times and, critically, a location relatively free of sky glow from street lighting etc. That was where my own effort fell short. :(

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Hi Gate

Are you talking about something like this?

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This was a 45 min exposure at 18mm f5.0

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Yes, I am talking about that. I know that you're supposed to use a long exposure, but how do you set it up for that long? I tried to get my shutter speed long on my D300, but it seems to stop at 30sec...

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You can get a cable release for your camera. It will allow you to take shot as long as you need. You have to set you camera to "BULB". The are about $30. Hope this helps.

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