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Okair Star Trails by almumen Okair Star Trails by almumen
I consider this one my first successfull star trail photo.

I used the digital way of making star trails.

details here:
[link]

the exposue is about 3 hours and I used Nikkor 10.5 fisheye on my previous camera (Nikon D200).

the tent on the foreground was only illuminated during the first 30 sec of the exposure.

Around 360 of 30-seconds photos were merged using StarTrails 1.0 software to generate this long exposure.

Because I used JPEG, the quality is not upto the level.

Desert next to Okair beach, Al Ahsaa, Saudi Arabia.
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:iconuffy74:
uffy74 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Amazing job
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:icondanyasaur:
Danyasaur Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Beautiful.
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Noradrenaline-photo Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012   General Artist
Featured: [link]
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Annabellion Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Honestly, I'm almost to tears whenever I see photos like this. It just reminds me of how effing awesome us humans are to be able to have eyes to see the many wonderful features of our universe. This is awesome.
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zufalls-foto Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb!
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chris16 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
LOVEEEE this one, im just getting into star trails myself. If this was big enough this would be going as my wallpaper forsureeee!
Great work
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sevenths Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
awesome
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:iconvlue:
Vlue Featured By Owner May 10, 2010   Photographer
Great shot!

this image has been featured on my website: [link]

if you don't want it on there please tell me so i can take it off :)
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:iconfrankieg15:
frankieG15 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
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:iconakhunak:
akhunak Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
did you use nd filter?
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:iconalmumen:
almumen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
No, I did not.
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:iconsplinter-cell37:
Splinter-Cell37 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
........................WOW.
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:iconjaharrell:
JAHarrell Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Nicely done!!
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
I think I will downloas this program, is it hard to use? Nice shot :)
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:iconstrangelight:
strangelight Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
Beautifully composed. The quality is just fine. :)
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:iconwarnaiman:
warnaiman Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
really amazing :clap:
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ironmanbr Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Featured: [link]
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Dunk3R Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
great job!
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ironmanbr Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Gorgeous! :)
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:iconsortvind:
Sortvind Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
I featured this piece here: [link] :heart:
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:iconmrparts:
MrParts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
A program has been made that does all the work for you.

It's called StarTrails.exe.

It can be found here: [link]
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:iconalmumen:
almumen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Thank you for your advice.

I acutally used the same program to combine the photos which produced this one.

thanks again.
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:iconjaydigital:
jaydigital Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
great effort! i think you should be extremely proud of the results!
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creative-dab Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
what an amazing shot !!
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jessica-chan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
I wish I knew how to do this. Bravo
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Ollapus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Very well done, especially considering this is your first successful star trail photograph. The composition is beautiful thanks to the illuminated tent, and the light is also brilliant. To put it short, it's one of the best star trail photos I've ever seen, and probably ever will see. Good work, man.

I admire your ability to excel in so many forms of photography. You nail every category you try. Keep up the good work.
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xadacka Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Professional Photographer
Great pic, but:

Around 360 of 30-seconds photos were merged using StarTrails 1.0 software to generate this long exposure.

Why not simple use your cameras bulb mode?
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almumen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Thanks.

this is to reduce the noise as digital sensors can not perform as good as film in long exposures.
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:iconxadacka:
xadacka Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Professional Photographer
I see
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:iconbellick:
Bellick Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, brilliant, you really know what you're doing
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pestilence Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
:+fav: :)
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vonGynz-Guethle Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008   Photographer
this is beautiful, i'm surprised you don't have more views. it's the first star trail on dA I've seen that has a tent as apposed to a tree, rock, etc. I like the tent because it lets the viewer feel how it must have been camping out in the desert. nice job.
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crazyartsykidd Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
absolutely gorgeous.
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Guanchos Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008   Photographer
Great! Although there are numerous similliar shots in the web -> this one is quite unexceptional!
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FatalBite Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008   Photographer
One of the best star trail photos I have ever seen. Very successful!
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:iconmarcoheisler:
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008   Photographer
congrats, well done! :clap:
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barefootinthesky Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008   Photographer
Wow... I never thought of combining photos. I'll have to try it.
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:iconkhalllody:
KhalllodY Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
very lovely ... I've always wanted to try stacking, but I always find myself shooting one long exposure ....
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TMPhotographia Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
Wonderful trails and composition. I really like the like the lighting of the tent in the foreground.
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CrimsonInHumanBlood Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
thats pretty awesome too! I love the whole sky stuff
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