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    Godwin Beach startrails 28th saturday

    I am planning on going to Godwin beach on the 28th May there will be no moon in th sky hoping to get some nice star trails or making a night time lapse I will be there between 5:30 and 6:00 pm who ever wishes to join me can meet me on the main beach. My wife will be tagging along as well.....Its high tide around 6pm so hopefully we can get some reflections in the water......I got this long exposure shot at Godwin beach even if there are clouds in the sky there are a lots of opportunities. Canon 7D AV F4 Sigma 10-20mm ISO 100

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    Love the image, but I think composition could be improved by either cropping the foreground grass out, or aiming the camera more above the horizon, to exclude most of the grass. Finding a point of interest to include to break up the grass in the foreground could work too. I notice the pine(?) tree has a wide range of exposure - ranging from correctly/slightly over exposed at the base to a under exposed at the top. Were you using a torch to light paint the scene, or was it ambient lighting? Perhaps the judicious use of a LED torch could even out the exposure. It is a bit hit and miss though, but can work well.
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    Thanks for the comments I used a small pocket LED light agree about the foreground cropping but somewhat like it and the top was not painted with light so not very even..............................so will you be making it to the meet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarak View Post
    so will you be making it to the meet
    Bit too far for me I think!

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    Sorry Dwarak - I should have checked the forum that this was in! I saw an image and went into CC mode - my mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markjaffa View Post
    Sorry Dwarak - I should have checked the forum that this was in! I saw an image and went into CC mode - my mistake.
    No the CC was useful I do not mind thanks I am always learning

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    I would love to come out and have a go at some of these shots, I have a Canon 550D but only my kit lens and Tripod.. Is it worth coming or should I wait till I have better lenses?

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    Don't wait, even if all you get out of it is some new skills then it is worth it. You may also be surprised at how well the kit lens actually performs.

    Will try and see if I am allowed out, might be a bit later though. How long do you think you will be there Dwarak?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kanecooper1984 View Post
    I would love to come out and have a go at some of these shots, I have a Canon 550D but only my kit lens and Tripod.. Is it worth coming or should I wait till I have better lenses?
    Kane kit lens will do just fine just depends on how wide you want to go I guess 18-55 will do the job....and you will need an interval meter which I have a spare one but not sure it will fit in the 550D I think its only compatible with the 7D but even if you do not have a interval meter you can pickup a shutter release for the 550D and can do long exposures for startrails instead of the stacking method....

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry.langham View Post
    Don't wait, even if all you get out of it is some new skills then it is worth it. You may also be surprised at how well the kit lens actually performs.

    Will try and see if I am allowed out, might be a bit later though. How long do you think you will be there Dwarak?
    Hi,

    I plan to be there early with my wife taking some portrait shots just before sunset and plan to be there atleast untill 8 pm

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    HI, I will probably turn up, and Jacs is also thinking about it, so 2 more. Hoping someone can help me as I have never done star trails before

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    Sounds good I will certainly be there! I don't have a shutter release.. Have been doing some reading and even with my 550D on the slowest shutter speed I won't really get the star trail effect.. is that right?
    I will still come either way am very interested to see how it's done and this place also looks really nice

    Kane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuzzie View Post
    HI, I will probably turn up, and Jacs is also thinking about it, so 2 more. Hoping someone can help me as I have never done star trails before
    No problems it's not that hard it's just getting the exposure right and all you will need is a shutter release pref a digital one so you can take multiple exposures instead of one long one which will create more noise and will have to manage it in pp

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanecooper1984 View Post
    Sounds good I will certainly be there! I don't have a shutter release.. Have been doing some reading and even with my 550D on the slowest shutter speed I won't really get the star trail effect.. is that right?
    I will still come either way am very interested to see how it's done and this place also looks really nice

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    Kane there are two ways we can do startrails one is the stacking method basically one single long exposure which can last for hours the drawback in this method is noise the second one is the stacking method where you can take multiple shots maybe with a higher iso you can get away with 30 sec shutter speed. These multiple shots then is stacked I use startrails a free program to stack the shot usually in this method a bright shot is taken just after sunset which forms the base image the program uses this image as the base and then stacks the star trails on top of it. Just bring your tripod I have a 7d which I use apart from the 5d mark 2 prob you can use the 7d

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    So to list the numbers

    Kane
    Kuzzie
    Terry (maybe)

    So we can meet at the Esplanade its not a very long road and mostly quiet so easy to find cars parked on the left..............

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    I'll see if I can make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billnick View Post
    I'll see if I can make it.

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    It will be good to catchup with you Bill

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    Damn I missed this post. Was quite busy the last few weeks and hardly logged into AP. Sorry Dwarak I'll miss this one as I have an appointment tonight - surely next time mate.

    Also I am planning to re-visit Dicky/King's beach on the 12th or 19th depending on the tide conditions and weather. Would be happy for you to join (I will put up a post soon).
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    That's quiet alright dbose does not look like a good idea there is cloud everywhere unless it clears I will be there anyway I can do a time-lapse video it will be quiet interesting with movement in clouds

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    Sorry, I am out. I have come over feeling crook, headache, sore throat and icky tum

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