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Old Mar 27, 2005, 2:29 PM   #1
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How could I take such night sky photo with my SONY digicam? I have a DSC-V3 and it is not capable to use "B" time... I guess the lense should be opened 30-50 minutes to get such a nice effect. Any idea?

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Old Mar 27, 2005, 5:01 PM   #2
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i think it is impossible
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Old Mar 27, 2005, 5:04 PM   #3
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Unless the Earth moves a lot faster
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Old Mar 27, 2005, 5:49 PM   #4
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Jules Verne gave the solution for it some decades ago... :-)


But I can not believe there is no solution for it. With a 20 years old non-digital cam it is nothing to take such pic with a tripod and "B" time.

Digicams suxxx? :roll:
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Old Mar 27, 2005, 9:39 PM   #5
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That looks like someone brought the shot into photoshop or some other program and had some fun with it... I don't think you can take a shot like that...



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P.S. I stand corrected you can take a shot similiar and I wonder to get the arch of the stars etc you just move the camera in a circle motion...... But then again how would you not make the house blur???

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Old Mar 28, 2005, 2:36 AM   #6
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Doesn't this shot look a bit underexposed for such a long time?

I think it should be much more bright than this if the aperture was kept open so long..
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Old Mar 28, 2005, 2:55 AM   #7
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You can easily take such picture with old, not digital cameras - no tricks with Photoshop. Old cams and pro digital cams have the "B" or "Bulb" exposure time: it means the lense is opened as long as you want.

Some years ago my friends - with an old normal film cam - took such picture.

The lines are not because of some Photoshop pic. It is because the Earth is continuosly turning around and aroung, so the stars seems moving (like in the daytime the Sun, or the Moon in the night). It "draws" those lines.
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Old Mar 28, 2005, 2:56 AM   #8
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Somebody suggested this site:
http://www.tawbaware.com/imgstack.htm
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Old Mar 30, 2005, 12:32 AM   #9
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Sure you can take a photo like that! You don't need photoshop for that! It's called "time-lapse" photography. I will try it with my Sony F828 when I get it back. It's on loan for a month. I'll post a pic here.
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Old Mar 30, 2005, 2:40 PM   #10
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Initram ! Some digicams allow you to use the aperture staying open up to 30 seconds, so you mount the cam on a tripod and woila - here is the same image as a film camera !!!
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