fantastic display of the night duration..wonderful work, Greg!
your astrophotography and star trails shots have been a big inspiration for me..and i finally found a somewhat clear night to give it a try. came back with some decent trail shots but have some work to do with the milky way attempts! anyway..just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration..your captures of the night are amazing
Thank you very much Addam. I'm glad I can inspire you. Be sure to let me know if I can help with any advice. More than happy to help. Best to DA note me as a don't use this site much. Can't wait to see some of your results.
truly my pleasure, Greg
posted a couple on here earlier today, still catching up on dA so will be a bit before they pop up there.. http://shadowness.com/dittto/liberty-star-trails http://shadowness.com/dittto/liberty-night
not sure theres much more i can do on those, unless you know of a way to remove cloud streaks!
will definitely have a couple questions coming up, think i have a great concept on star trails but need lots of work with the still shots! do you use any special program to battle high ISO shots?
Noise is an ever present problem. Some cameras handle it much better than others. I use a PS plugin called Neatimage which does a pretty good job of removing noise. I know a lot of other night shooters just use the noise reduction in Lightroom (which I hope to get my hands on soon)
Those startrails you posted are just fantastic. I actually like those cloud streaks. They are not obtrusive and even add a bit to the images. I only have one small suggestion, and that is, in the Liberty Star Trails one on the right hand side of the individual trails there is an individual star evident and slightly above the trail line. I'm guessing this was a test shot and then there was a minute or so delay before you started the sequence proper (and might have moved the tripod slightly). If you ever revisit this shot I would be removing that sub frame from the stack.