25mins exposure??Originally posted by excentrique
I know this is shaky because I did not have a tripod with me. I was training in Australia and felt that the sky was too beautiful to resist, so I held the camera for 25mins exposure.
Not a bad effort given the circumstances, however I'm going to have to take you to task for a couple of inaccuracies in your message above.Originally posted by excentrique
25 secs! no way man... try that and you get total black prints. Minimium 5 mins to catch a short streak of light. I think it's worth the effort. Just thinking of how the whole thing will turn out to be make me motivated to hold the camera as long as I could. That's my spirit I guess When doing this type of shot, grab whatever u can source to make yourself stable. I used the cookhouse styrofoam box to support the camera. As for pointing toward the sky, you just have to hold on to it. Yep, and make sure you check the clouds are not coming in the way of the stars!
I would like to try out more astronomical photography one of these days. But in Singapore, the sky are often block by housing estates everywhere. Perhap one day I get to travel again I shall plan for astrophotography. That will be on more of a hobby trip.Originally posted by Ian
Not a bad effort given the circumstances, however I'm going to have to take you to task for a couple of inaccuracies in your message above.
1) On 100 ISO film it's not difficult to capture quite good star images with 60-90 second exposures, in particular when the saggitarius arm of our Milky Way galaxy is near the zenith.
2) The best method for star trails is as follows.
Use a tripod, and a lowish ISO film like 100 ISO.
Point camera roughly south (if in southern hemisphere) and at an angle of approx your latitude. Expose for a minimum of 1 hour and preferably 2-3 hours using either a cable release or remote depending on your camera.
Originally posted by Flare
For those wondering why it isn't a 25 second shot... Here's an example of a 25 second shot at F8 of a HDB flat in Singapore... A City is already so bright, and a 25 second exposure only manage to get this... so image 25 second in the midle of no where?
(Oh boy you should have look at the amount of noise I see before I resize it..)
I can't deny it. S'pore sure have a distinct style. However still prefers those old houses, and rundown places. Those are the more interesting things. I prefer to have varieties though.Originally posted by Flare
Hey... Singapore's Landscape can be very interesting...
Especially those who don't live in uban places...
And there are still people who goes "Singapore? Where's that?" But then there are less of them compared to about (counts) 5 years ago when I first gotten internet access...