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    Default Anyone taken startrails photo in singapore before?

    If so...any recommendation where?
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    think singapore skies not good.. u need very very clear skies with no clouds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    think singapore skies not good.. u need very very clear skies with no clouds.
    and also no lights contamination from surrounding areas. SG not a good place for star trails as it is a bright country.
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    Hmm..not even with stacking method? I'm gg to vietnam in May and I think i shd be able to get nice startrails there...just that i need some practice before that. That's y i want to know any places in sg. lol. Btw do u recommend stacking methos or using ND filter to take startrails? I do have a ND110 but not a timer control though.
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    Default Re: Anyone taken startrails photo in singapore before?

    visit singastro forum. they can give you some pointers.

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    Default Re: Anyone taken startrails photo in singapore before?

    maybe u can try go pulau ubin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    maybe u can try go pulau ubin...
    u try b4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lam CK View Post
    Hmm..not even with stacking method? I'm gg to vietnam in May and I think i shd be able to get nice startrails there...just that i need some practice before that. That's y i want to know any places in sg. lol. Btw do u recommend stacking methos or using ND filter to take startrails? I do have a ND110 but not a timer control though.
    You don't need an ND filter for star trails... why would you want to drag your exposure time at night when there's not even enough light?

    Get a shutter cable, put your cam on bulb, iso 400, f7.1, 20, 30, 40 mins exposure onwards. Turn off noise reduction too.

    If the place is cold at night, you'll hardly get any noise, cause the sensor won't heat up.
    Last edited by Lolrence; 25th January 2010 at 08:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lypklypk View Post
    You don't need an ND filter for star trails... why would you want to drag your exposure time at night when there's not even enough light?

    Get a shutter cable, put your cam on bulb, iso 400, f7.1, 20, 30, 40 mins exposure onwards. Turn off noise reduction too.

    If the place is cold at night, you'll hardly get any noise, cause the sensor won't heat up.
    iso400, f7.1 with 40 mins exposure wouldnt it be very bright? So i shd use those settings and adjust just the expoure timing to get the correct exposure shot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lam CK View Post
    iso400, f7.1 with 40 mins exposure wouldnt it be very bright? So i shd use those settings and adjust just the expoure timing to get the correct exposure shot?
    i think you are visualising it wrongly.

    you will not be able to take star trails in bright places.

    usually when people take star trails, the ambient light in your frame is next to pitch black. that is when you can look up at the sky and see all the stars so clearly, and the sky is full of them.

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    Default Re: Anyone taken startrails photo in singapore before?

    Actually i've kinda tried it before,
    joining a "astronomy club" outing to spend a night in Semakau Island,
    we can really see the stars there since there's minimal amount of light...
    but too bad, that day weather suddenly turns bad and raining
    if not i', pretty sure we can get a nice startrail there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i think you are visualising it wrongly.

    you will not be able to take star trails in bright places.

    usually when people take star trails, the ambient light in your frame is next to pitch black. that is when you can look up at the sky and see all the stars so clearly, and the sky is full of them.
    That's right

    TS, if the place is polluted with light, you won't even see enough stars in the sky.

    If you get out of the city to catch the stars at night, you'll need similar settings for star trails. Exposure time depends on your aperture size and ISO. Lots of star trails photographers I know use ISO 400, probably cause it's a good compromise of waiting time and quality. So I'm just following what they do

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    Quote Originally Posted by lypklypk View Post
    That's right

    TS, if the place is polluted with light, you won't even see enough stars in the sky.

    If you get out of the city to catch the stars at night, you'll need similar settings for star trails. Exposure time depends on your aperture size and ISO. Lots of star trails photographers I know use ISO 400, probably cause it's a good compromise of waiting time and quality. So I'm just following what they do
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    oh yes. this reminds me. pulau semakau has been claimed to be the best place to take star trails.

    http://www.wildsingapore.com/places/semakau.htm
    i remember the astronomical society of singapore used there as stargazing.

    might be a good place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    oh yes. this reminds me. pulau semakau has been claimed to be the best place to take star trails.

    http://www.wildsingapore.com/places/semakau.htm
    i remember the astronomical society of singapore used there as stargazing.

    might be a good place?
    http://mantamola.blogspot.com/2009/0...t-semakau.html

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    oh my (: nice one nice one.

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    Woah...nice! pulau semakau seems a nice bet. Anyone interested to org a trip there? haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lam CK View Post
    Woah...nice! pulau semakau seems a nice bet. Anyone interested to org a trip there? haha
    well. u probably have to camp overnight. as far as i know u also need to sign a lot of forms with the garments.

    last time i went was with sch. STILL need to sign a lot of form. garment dun want ppl go around in our rubbish dumping sites.

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