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    Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Back at work and took this 3:30 AM photo. I wanted the reflections off the lake and the evening was cloudy so I got up early for this shot. Looking to the east, no city lights for 100's of miles.
    Not sure what to do with it in the way of processing. Any ideas?
    Taken on the 100 anniversary of Glacier
    Star trails in Glacier National Park

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Great shot! How long is the exposure?

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Quote Originally Posted by risingwolf View Post
    Not sure what to do with it in the way of processing. Any ideas?
    Hope you have the RAW file. Fill light is a wonder. I'd try to raise a bit more detail in the foreground, but to be honest I wouldn't mess about with this too much.

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Forgot to put that camera info. Canon 7D, sigma 17-35mm 2.8, 630s at f2.8 Temperature was 32F or 0C so I was stomping around trying to keep warm.

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Very nice! Abstract quality.

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Where have I been ? Why have I missed so many posts.

    This is one of the best of its kind that I've seen. Not only a very well managed star-trails shot, but a stunning landscape thrown in as well. I'm with Mark - a very light touch in the PP department, if any at all.

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Where have I been ? Why have I missed so many posts.
    Ah, there, not to worry...

    You went on a holiday, to Islay, don't you remember?



    (someone has to keep up the "cheeky quotient" for CiC)

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    You went on a holiday, to Islay, don't you remember?
    Aahh, yes. Just wrap me up warmly at night, give me my cocoa and turn out the light!

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Ooops, seems I didn't comment either (but I do remember seeing it)

    Hi Dave,

    It might stand some noise reduction in PP, but little else, what you have here is pretty darn good.

    Not sure if it needs a tiny anti/counter clockwise rotation, or if I am just being fooled by the right bank coming closer to camera than left does.

    You obviously didn't stomp too near the tripod in your efforts to keep warm, as it looks sharp to me

    Cheers,

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Beauuuuuutifuuullll!!!!!
    A wow shot!

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Don't know how I missed this. Great shot. I tjhink I would tone down the four very bright trails in the reflection - they look a bit too much. But the rest of it is very good.

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Beautiful shot dave. Great job.

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Thanks everyone for the comments. Hard to take a bad photo because of the amazing scenery. I was thinking that the golden color was due to the sun coming up in the east. Sunrise is about 530. I tried different color temperatures but kept going back to the original.
    My only problem was thinking "lions, tigers and bears OH MY". Because the woods behind me were so dark that I could not see more than a few feet in that direction. No tigers in Glacier but the other two are common.
    But there were Loons calling on the lake and that in itself was worth the wait.

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    Re: Star trails in Glacier National Park

    Hello Dave,

    A very nice shot!
    Your photo is looking almost North, in fact the left edge of the of the photo is directly North. Like I said before, its a very nice shot. Its not easy trying to focus and work at that time of the day.

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