Sunday, 29 July 2012

Star trails from Winterfold

I experimented with a different technique for taking star trail shots: hundreds of 30 second exposures, merged together with some software (StarStax).

I like the result, and it also means you can produce a timelapse showing the creep of the stars across the sky for the two hours.

And also, another benefit for somebody like me, living underneath the glide paths of both Heathrow and Gatwick airports, I can delete frames where planes went overhead. Sadly this means that there are a few missing sections, but it's preferable to having airplanes zig zagging across the image..

Interestingly, while deleting those frames I counted six shooting stars in the space of this 2.5 hour exposure.