Star Trails from Backyard

Nature, Photography

It was a special day (birthday) for me yesterday. The sky was unusually clear and I was able to see many stars from my deck. I quickly located the Big Dipper Constellation and from there identified the Polaris that just barely escaped the house next door. I figured why not shot the star trails for this special occasion. I used the Interval Time Shooting in my Nikon D600 camera with Tokina 16-28mm lens. Here are the camera settings: ISO 400, shooting on 30 second interval for about 200 shots taking almost two hours – once the camera started clicking I just went to bed. I used a special star trails software to stack up all these shots to produce this star trails image this morning!



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A retired professional engineer, nature lover and avid photographer

6 thoughts on “Star Trails from Backyard”

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you, glad you like it. I had to do it deep in the night when all neighbors turned the lights off.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thanks, it’s always fun to shoot star trails especially from my own backyard.

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