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jeremypayne
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« on: August 16, 2010, 05:54:24 AM »
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Thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 08:59:19 AM »
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Jeremy, Interesting pattern, but what's that star heading northeast when everybody else is heading northwest?
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 09:47:16 AM »
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Could be a meteor or satellite.  

Seems there are a lot of these types of shots cropping up in the last week or so around the Perseids.  Grin

What was your shooting sequence?  How much time between shots?  I ask because of the gaps between the trail sections.  I've got the same thing. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 10:05:48 AM »
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This doesn't work for me, not even as an abstract.
The gaps in the trails are not very nice and there is no composition.

Sorry
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010, 10:06:47 AM »
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Thoughts?

Hi Jeremy,

I prefer continuous trails rather than 'dashed'. What was the interval between images, and what were the exposure settings?

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Bart
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 10:53:25 AM »
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This will make a cool wallpaper for my phone. Thanks!
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jeremypayne
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 12:08:54 PM »
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The interval timer was set to shoot 30 seconds at f/2.8 @ISO 200 every 45 seconds.

I had originally intended to shoot at ISO 1600 and to let it go for a lot longer, but when I realized I had left Auto-ISO "on" and it was shooting at 200 rather than 1600, I stopped the shoot after only 18 frames.  Top make a very long story short, I didn't setup again for another shot ... may do some more next weekend.  I processed the images with a decent exposure boost (+3 EV) to make up for the accidental lack of sensitivity.

Personally, I like the look of the dashes ... I was intentionally going for that look.  Also, I cropped a bunch to make the streak more prominent.

I'm also pretty sure that the streak is a meteor ... having gotten fooled last year by a couple planes, I'm pretty sure this one is a Perseid.  In the individual exposures there is a small flury of streaks with one much more prominent than the others ... that is the one you can see clearly in the composite.

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010, 05:50:24 PM »
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This doesn't work for me, not even as an abstract.
The gaps in the trails are not very nice and there is no composition.

Sorry
I have to agree with Luis. I really don't see what is being communicated. Neither star trails, nor rhythm, nor pattern.

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010, 07:49:48 AM »
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This will make a cool wallpaper for my phone. Thanks!

That's a very good idea  Wink
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jeremypayne
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2010, 08:15:38 AM »
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Here's what I've got on my phone and iPad these days ... from 4th of July ...

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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2010, 11:43:14 AM »
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This makes me think of a close-up of textured fabric; in that respect, I find it pleasing. However, the meteor trail I find distracting.
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