My 1st attempt at stars

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    My 1st attempt at stars

    A few days ago I shot this in Southern Missouri still playing with settings. Im really unsure what F stop to use and ISO on some of these photos. Im looking at other peoples and trying to use something close. C&C PLEASE!
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    Only way I could figure out how to get pic on here.


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    Trying to figure out how to post pic in the message
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    The picture looks interesting, but it's a tad small.

    Looks pretty good for a first attempt, though.


    As a general rule, keep the ISO low for better resolution.

    Given the sheer distance of the subject matter, aperture size isn't especially important.

    How were the trees at the bottom right illuminated ?

    Street lighting ?

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    I have the picture saved on my computer very large right out of a Raw file. I tried to post it as jpeg it said to big. So i downsized it to the 700 width deal. Now to small so how do I make it big?
    The light on the tree was coming from a very distant security light it was not purposely illuminated. I basicly was just trying to see if I could capture a star picture. Now I need a good subject and use the stars as background.

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    If you use a photo-editing program, then find out where the resize menu is, and then just set the longer side of the photo to 1024 pixels.

    I can see the picture a bit better now, thanks, but it's still a bit small.

    The trees look fuzzy, but that's because of the length of exposure, ie, they have naturally moved a little.

    It's not the best stellar capture I've ever seen - but it's bloody good for a first attempt

    Oops ! Nearly forgot : Sorry for such a slow reply, but I'm really busy these days.


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