Practising Star Trails

I’ve been wanting to try star trail photography (and by association, time lapse video making), but I’ve always been a little reluctant to, due to lack of knowledge and being concerned about leaving my camera in one place for an extended period of time outside. That and not having an intervalometer. Overcoming the lack of knowledge was as simple as the internet, and based on my experiences from shooting lightning I knew that continuous exposures on the 60D will never run out of buffer if the exposure time is longer than a few seconds. Shooting out a window of my two story house overcame my nervousness about leaving my camera somewhere.

The composition needs work, but I think it turned out ok.

Stack of a number of 30 second exposures, with some correction of the horizon level and some cropping. Not too bad for a first attempt.

Shannon Walters

An amateur photographer who also spends time making chainmaille and doing too many other things to mention.

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