1000 Miles Per Hour by obsidianphotos
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1000 Miles Per Hour

by obsidianphotos in Astrophotography

1,000 Miles Per Hour = The speed at which the Earth is rotating at the equator

Decided to just go crazy with this star trail image from a few nights ago. There was a fair amount of wind and a few clouds about so I didn't get my telescope out, but I couldn't resist the dark skies. I more did this shoot for the timelapse video which I plan to put online soonish, which is why the ISO is so high. I wanted to capture as much of the Milky Way as possible. But of course, I then couldn't resist putting it all together into a single image. The high ISO brought out some weird star colours so I thought I would make the most of them and increase the saturation and vibrance of the colours in the image. Pretty happy with how it looks. I would love to know what you think of the effect.

26/10/2011
Canon 60D
Tamron 10-24mm Lens @ 10mm
254 x 35 secs exposures (total time: 2 hours and 28 minutes)
ISO 4000
Aperture F/3.5
In-camera noise reduction off
Continuous shooting mode with a remote cable release
Images stacked in "StarTrails"
Final processing in CS5.1

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