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Who let the stars out? | by c@rljones
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Who let the stars out?

I took my brother out with me taking photo's again last night, over to South Stack lighthouse on Anglesey. I didn't quite get the shot I wanted as, well, we couldn't be bothered walking down the 100's of steps down to the bridge :p So we settled for some obligatory star trail shots on our way down.

 

This is my first star trail using the D700, using my sigma 24-70mm f/2.8. I did set it up to use f/2.8 but the flare was just too much, I still had quite a bit here which i've had to cone out around the place, and oddly the top right seems really soft and I can't figure out why, as I just took a test shot indoors here with the same settings and didn't notice the softness.

 

I've got a 18-35 arriving today so will head out on Sunday night to get a nice wide trail shot.

 

EXIF: D700, Sigma 24-70mm, ISO 640, 24mm, 53x30Seconds (26.5 minutes) @ f/4

 

And please,

view large, on black.

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Taken on April 23, 2010