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Star trails and a boat - Saltmills
25. Mar 2011 at 20:42
 
So after the Wednesday night meet up i went out home ate dinner and then went to salt mills for about 3 hours.

Half an hour out
set up 15 minutes
two 25 minutes long tv shows
135 30 second photos
pack up
home for half an hour

But i now need your help, which is better?
The blue boat and blue sky (sky make more sense blue)
or
The grey/brown boat and red sky (boat is normal)

The boat is too blue and this is due to the very white light i used to lite it. Anyone know how to turn a white torch to a daylight color?

The photo has two white balances and I'm not sure on the best way to go about it.

Because you will ask:
109 30 second exposures @ f3.5 ISO1600 At 24mm stacked using startrails.exe from www.startrails.de
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Reply #1 - 25. Mar 2011 at 20:58
 
My preference would be #2.
Never tried this stuff, but I'd say it takes a lot of patience.

Very nice though!

Pat
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Reply #2 - 25. Mar 2011 at 21:46
 
Hi Peter. Question: what do you do while waiting for the image to be taken? Cheesy
#2 would be my choice. looks more natural.

Maybe try a filter over the torch light?
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Reply #3 - 25. Mar 2011 at 22:52
 
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Reply #4 - 26. Mar 2011 at 13:34
 
My preference is for the second shot.  The mix of trails and skeleton of the boat - great.  That boat looks like it could be a very absorbing subject.  Would a shift to the left be possible to exclude the road or would it just bring the road into a more prominent part of the shot?
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Reply #5 - 26. Mar 2011 at 14:01
 
Thanks for the comments, i like the second my myself. i posted number 1 on facebook and got a few comments about the blue.

Natalja, my car was parked behind the boat and i have two 30 minute tv shows to watch on my laptop. previously i just twilled my thumbs or listened to the radio.

Marie, by a shift to the left do you meant physical? yes you would have to be looking down the middle of the boat to do it.
I will have to go back there during the day and have a better look.

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Reply #6 - 27. Mar 2011 at 21:30
 
I think I meant move to the right but not so far as to change the angle of view of the boat too much.  On 1x.com I saw an image of a windmill with a starry sky by a photographer called Martin Zalba.  It looked a bit like your stuff, so I thought of the Wexford windmill at Tachcumshane and wondered if it would work.
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Reply #7 - 28. Mar 2011 at 07:51
 
Hi Pater, Excellent work and great patience. I must say for my part I like no 1 for the sky and no 2 for the boat.

Have you tried combining both, to see how it might work. Well done. Mike
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Reply #8 - 28. Mar 2011 at 18:43
 
Marie, i like his work, it might be worth another trip to the boat.
Where is the windmill you speak of? Tacumshane doesn't appear on too many searches.

Good idea Mike, i might have more of a play soon.
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Reply #9 - 28. Mar 2011 at 18:45
 
Hi Peter,

Both look very good to me.

It's a great technique and very well executed.

Well done,

John.
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Reply #10 - 28. Mar 2011 at 20:50
 
You are right it is hard to find on searches.  I passed it once a long time ago and although I wanted to never got back there.  Looking at my map you can get to it from Killinick on the N11 and from Tagoat.  That should give you enough info (and the following) to locate it on a google map.  I will describe from Tagoat as the road I will use has a number.  Coming from Wexford town on the N11 direction Rosslare take a right turn at Tagoat on to the R736and at Greenfield cross roads take a left.  You will come to Coddstown almost immediately.  Carry straight on on this road to Ballymacane and at Ballymacane crossroads the windmill is there.  Hope you locate it on Google now, so you can work your own route.
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Reply #11 - 08. Apr 2011 at 17:53
 
Marie,thanks for the directions i tried to find the windmill in the dark last weekend, with out much success i might try tomorrow night given the clear skies,

The final image:
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Saltmills Star trails by Peter Sneddon, on Flickr
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