50ish exposures, stacked together in Photoshop.
Check it out in black
I am not so thrilled about this image. This is the first stacked star trail I've done, for a reason. I personally don't like stacked star trails, so I've only used single exposure star trails in the past. But, I wanted to give the method a try, and, here, in the location under the stars, I wanted to see ALL the stars in the star trail, and that was only possible via the stacking method.
As a star trail shooter, I completely see and recognize the validity and need for stacking images for night shooting. I've seen some stacked star trails that blow me away and would not be possible to get star trails in the single exposure method. But still, personally, I like star trails from a single exposure better.
The other factor, I cranked the ISO up for this, so I could have set
the exposures to not capture so many stars.
I think as an abstract art form, this has merit. But, traditional sense of beauty seems lost to me.
The different colors of the star streaks are from the "temperature" of light that the stars burn at. Just like a candle gives and orange light, and a gas stove burns blue- the stars in our sky shine all different sorts of colored light.
Thoughts on this?