May 31, 2014 - 6 went

Urban Startrails in Boston

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Added by Chris D.
on Jun 1, 2014.


  • Jurgen M L.

    Good white balance, nice trails. I'd reduce highlights a little less.

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  • Chris D.

    Thanks for your comments. Stars seemed I. Focus but the Prudential is very blurry... How would I get both in focus? Only by layering?

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  • Elizabeth R.

    Nice sharp trails. Well done!

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  • Jurgen M L.

    Layering is one option, stopping down to a smaller aperture is the other. What was your aperture setting?

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  • Jurgen M L.

    Blowing it up, it almost looks like motion blur. See if one of your images was moved a tad. I don't see it in the startrails, but it is possible that your first photo has a slightly different composition and doesn't line up with the rest. Magnify your individual shots to see if they are as blurry or sharper.

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  • Chris D.

    I looked at my images and the Prudential is not very sharp in any of them. I was at F 5.6.

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  • Jurgen M L.

    Hmm, don't quite know why then. Mine is sharp, so it's not that the Prudential moved too much (which it does in high winds!). The only other thing I can imagine is that you focused just a tad "past" infinity, which would keep the star trails reasonably sharp, but definitely blur the foreground. I looked for how to change ISO setting for live view on the D5000, but couldn't find anything. That would make focusing easier.

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