A couple of weeks ago I hiked out to Cheakamus Lake. It’s trail-head is roughly 16km from Whistler Village, the last seven to eight kilometres is a dirt forest service road. There will be more to come in an upcoming post, however as the title explains I attempted my first star trail photo that night.
It was a pretty stunning night. We had a fantastic sunset and a waxing gibbous moon to observe.
I didn’t really know what I was doing with the star trail as I had just spoken to a friend briefly who had said he was going to try it. I simply did what my friend had told me and set the camera for multiple 30 second exposures with a 5 second delay between each shot. I ended up with about 55 images which I then merged using Photoshop.
I was fairly happy with the result and since that night I have read a lot more on how to improve the quality of my shot.
I am extremely excited to get back out there and have another attempt.