I attempted a little star motion tonight just to see what it would look like. Unfortunately, conditions were a little hazy and there was not much visibility at and up to about ten degrees above the eastern horizon. So I pointed the camera to the southwest toward the City of Sandpoint. I’m not certain I would do that again for a long exposure without some type of filter attached. I think the city lights are kind of blown out in this shot. I think that I might try this again tomorrow night, wait until later in the night and aim right at Polaris. See what you got me into Rob?
All in all though, not too bad though for a first attempt.
Canon EOS T1i, 13 minute exposure @ f/5; ISO 100
Image Stabilization Off and Mirror Lock Engaged
You might have also noted that I have done away with the signature/watermark on the images. I’m not certain that they are even a necessity anymore. After all, one can steal about anything anyway and even watermarks can be removed with a patient hand so what’s the purpose?