View Full Version : What are good startrails?

02-27-2012, 07:41 PM
There is a lot of light pollution whenever I shoot startrails these days. This shot was stacked from 30 minutes worth of 30 second exposures (60 images). Do you prefer startrails with a pitch black background, or is a slightly coloured sky OK?

Other comments welcome as always!

02-27-2012, 10:51 PM
I prefer colored sky.With very long exposure we get color tones which are not visible.

02-29-2012, 03:51 AM
Thanks V! The colored sky seemed to be the natural thing to do!

02-29-2012, 10:14 AM
I too prefer a bit of colour as opposed to pitch black.

02-29-2012, 10:32 AM
Another fan of a sky with some colour. :)

03-01-2012, 10:38 PM
great shot ! ;) need to learn how to do this

03-02-2012, 06:04 PM
I think both can work. Not sure why you can't shoot some with colour and some b&w. It does not have to be one or the other, both is also an option.

03-03-2012, 01:50 AM
Yes - for sure. And a lot of the background intensity can be controlled in my post-processing as well. I just wanted to see what you all thought!

Bol Ray
03-29-2012, 04:31 PM
Some colour please!