Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Universe in Motion: Shooting Star Trails

I love to look at a clear night sky.  There is something so humbling when you gaze into the wast blackness. The more you look into the dark sky, the more stars you notice. Nothing is as it seems, some are bright and shiny, other long gone by the time their light travels to the earth.

I recently did some star trail photography. Nothing fancy, just the regular 2-3 minute exposure. We had some great clear skies lately and I wanted to capture some star trails.

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This next image is actually an outtake. Something went wrong with the focus, but I still included it here, because, once I edited the image, I noticed just how many stars I had captured. It's an interesting shot nonetheless.


Thanks for visiting, I wish you a great rest of the weekend, and a happy start into the new week!

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    1. Thanks. I was quite pleased with it as well, considering it's an image that didn't turn out the way it was supposed to. :)

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  2. that is a lot of stars in the second one... i love to look up to a starry starry night...

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  3. The last shot is also my favorite. Also wishing you a great week ahead, Mersad!

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  4. You have had more success than I have.

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    1. Since then It was just rainy nights, so no stars. Hadn't luck either in capturing the stars again.

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  5. I have never seen star trails before... fascinating.

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    1. Glad you liked it Valerie. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. It is wonderful to be able to get away from city lights and to see the tremendous number of stars in the sky. Your photos remind me of those occasions, Mersad. At least my city is a small one and I can see some in my own backyard.

    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen. Star trails are indeed best photographed in remote places.

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  7. Hi Mersad,

    That dark blue sky is stunning! Thanks for making Blue Monday special.

    I'm looking forward to reading your comment on my blue shopping post. Please come back.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

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  8. These are great, Mersad! I'm not sure if my camera has a delay, but it would be fun to try. I hope my "mistakes" turn out as well as yours, lol!

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  9. The night sky has always made me feel closer to God, and peaceful inside. When I was a child we would travel by car to go several states away to see my grandparents, or to move to a new home, and I always loved looking at the stars out of the car window. They came with us, no matter how far we drove. As an adult I became fascinated with archeoastronomy; about prehistoric cultures and their knowlege of the stars and planets. Hubby went to Stonehenge, and I am terribly jealous! :-0 Great images, Mersad.

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  10. The sky is always full of wonderful things to see, whether it be daylight or night. Loving your photos.

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  11. I am a devoted sky watcher and you captured that feeling of expansiveness and awe perfectly..Michelle

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Glad you liked it.

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  12. What fun, I loved the show and thanks for sharing. Please do link up your post with us for Travel Photo Mondays.

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