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Madash - why is there no blur? Don't the stars move much in 20 secs?


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Tried my hand at the starfilled sky to create the movement of the earth. Not a very good one but fun to do. If yr camera has a timer and y can open the lens for as long as y want try your hand at this. Position yr lens to the sky. Open the lens at night and close it again in the dark.(Pity u only get a few opportunities.) Once every night :D Did it at Bateleur camp
If you dont have a tripod y can place yr camera on a dustbin, wall etc.
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How long to get a pic like that Bert? 6 hours? Very, very interesting and thanks for the tip, I will try it on my next trip away from the city which will most likely be to KNP!

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How long to get a pic like that Bert? 6 hours? Very, very interesting and thanks for the tip, I will try it on my next trip away from the city which will most likely be to KNP!


From 22.00 till 06.00.

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After looking at Madach's pic's from Augrabies, I thought it a good idea to bump this topic up the list.

One can create stunning visual effects by doing long exposure photography at night.
Like previously stated secure your camera on a tripod, bean bag etc. Open up your aperture to the largest setting/ smallest number. If your camera has a noise reduction setting turn it on.Set it to bulb mode, ( you must use a cable release for this one )

Compose your shot, try putting in a solitary tree or some rocks in the foreground, something that you think might be visually pleasing. Now press the cable release and lock it.

The time of exposure is all dependant on you, ie have one glass of OB's or one bottle. If the foreground contained said rock's/ tree etc and you think that it might need some highlighting try shining a not to strong torch on them for a second or so just before closing the lens.

Nice places for doing these star trial's
Augrabies
Olifants(KNP)
Golden gate NP
And anywhere really where you have very Little artificial lighting around.

So come on, give it a try and post your results here.


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Here are some of my shots:

Augrabies
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I'll post some more from KTP tonight


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Stunning!! :shock:

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Stunning!!


I must agree, Madach those photos are brilliant. I especially like the first one from Augrabies.


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Here are some more star trails which I shot in KTP last month. Conditions were not perfect for star trails as there were scattered clouds every night and there were thinderstorms in Botswana every night (clearly visible in the first picture) but still these have turned out reasonably.

View from honeymoon tent at KTC
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KTP sign at Twee Rivieren
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View of the Botswana borderpost at Twee Rivieren
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Madach, yet again some stunning shots!!! But I'm sure you are not the only one who has tried your hand at this? Come people


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Hi Wild-Doc

I also tried some star trails recently and this is how my first attempt looks like

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MY WORD!!!! Laeveldleeu, that is a stunner!!. Great for a first try


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