Saturday, March 2, 2013

2 Things Challenge: Stare/Star

The challenge over at 2 Things this week is Stare/Star.
If you stare at a star for long enough, and don't blink, and don't move, the star will draw a circle for you, or at least part of one.  If you click the photo for a larger view, you might see some of the dimmer arcs too.


ShEiLa said...

This is a totally awesome photo. It is easy to get lost in it... Starring into the night skies.


Mouse said...

Trippy photo, Eeyore. Love it!

I can't usually see the stars here at all. Too close to the city, I guess. Makes me nostalgic for country life.

Vivian said...

Wow....great photo! Please do tell how you accomplished this.

Rob said...

Wonderful stare trails, they are fun to shoot.

Eeyore said...

It's easy. Put the camera on a tripod, point it at the north star, and shoot, except you have to leave the shutter open for a LONG time. This one was ISO 100, f 2.8, for 6 minutes. 12 minutes is even better, except my camera starts to get pixels that go white with very long exposures.
Rob at North Metro photo has a technique for combining multiple exposures for even longer star trails, but I don't remember the details.