Lynn's Star Circle

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A slide film photo scanned in (the slide really is better, wish I had a decent scanner). This was taken at my sister Lynn's land in the Wet Mountains of Colorado and is her favorite. She recognizes every tree in the photo!

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This is certainly an easier shot to pull of with film for me. But I have yet to try my new D70 out on some star trails and am curious how it will fare with noise levels. The yellow at the bottom of the photo is the light pollution from Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Fort Carson. The green is partially from reciprocity failure (some hate it, but I actually like the look it gives at times).

My sister still has a great night sky for star gazing!

Due to popular demand I am adding some helpful info on how to do this yourself. I used Fuji Provia 100F slide film for this photo and shot at either F5.6 or F8. I bracket exposures at 8, 15, 30 and 60 mins if I have enough time, sometimes I go for shorter and longer times as well, but that's a good starting place. I am not certain which exposure I used here (no EXIF data on my slide film, hah). I would fathom a guess my exposure was in the range of 30-60 mins though. Finally, for a one-stop for tutorials on how to do this from a master of star trails, click here.

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  1. Enchanter of Camelot 87 months ago | reply

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  4. Jasen Miller 84 months ago | reply

    great shot! and thanks for the link!

  5. simistef 83 months ago | reply

    this is fantastic !

  6. bonniestormcloud [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

    Great picture. I adore the stars and i love the colors

  7. Evan S. Photography 82 months ago | reply

    This is a beautiful shot! I have always wanted to try this! Extremely well done!

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  9. Miguel Signes 80 months ago | reply

    Amazing!. Nice shot!

  10. Maurice┃Chen 72 months ago | reply


    Great Shot!!
    Please consider to join Star Track on Film, thanks!!

  11. footprints.mika 70 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Your Footprints - Beautiful World (Invited only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. Cuqui Ros 69 months ago | reply

    stunning !!!

  13. Lilia Sarah Maria Patterson 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called beautifulgorgeousgamilaharikabellissima, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. -Strato [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

    What a great shot! Amazing! Faved!

  15. Håkon1981 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Star Trails Film Only, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. carsonhuling 56 months ago | reply

    This is absolutely beautiful!
    I LOVE IT.
    The green color is gorgeous and unusual.
    I really wish I could try this.

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