Try a 1 hour exposure Samurai.
At your location it should not be difficult.
Starlight photography is addictive.
How I pine for clear skies.
Where you are its so damn easy.
Just leave the camera on the terrace, facing the hills, and see magic
Samurai, there are 2 types of star shots you can try
1. Normal ones where stars are not trails :
Set ISO to 800, open lens at 14mm wide open.
Focus to infinity(Manual focusing required)
Compose your shot
Shoot for 20 seconds.
See histogram, and increase exposure or decrease it, but never longer exposure than 25 seconds
If needed increase ISO
Set ISO to 100
Set lens wide opn
Shoot for 25 minutes(Composition matters here too).
Long trails are aesthetic, but short ones are distracting.
A short exposure:168 seconds at ISO 400
A long exposure(453 seconds). I wanted close to 1500 seconds, but the moon would have played spoilsport. A new moon night is the best.
Last edited by tsk1979 : 5th February 2008 at 12:29.
Nice pic of the stars,Samurai.
A friend of mine used to love taking pics of the night sky (especially the nights in winter,as the sky looks so much better). And guess what? He ended up taking a picture of a UFO,and its not been explained to this day. The object in the picture was nothing like a plane,nor was it any of the usual anomalies of nature/ camera malfunctions.