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Started by hankbuck, 07/01/2007 07:19AM
Posted 07/01/2007 07:19AM Opening Post
Hello, everyone,
I just came back from a short, working trip to Northern Michigan, getting our cottage ready for summer visitors. I did have time, and remarkably clear skies, to take some long (three hours) exposure star-trail shots after dark, four nights in a row. Framing the sky with elms and oaks as I had a couple of summers ago I hoped for good results. Lo and behold, the fireflies I enjoyed watching as I set up my shots actually "ruined" the results. A luminescent streak here and there might have been alright, but there was firefly "scatter" all over. It just didn't look good. Shooting at f/8 on asa 400 film I didn't expect to pick up any of their trails.
Anyone else ever have this experience?
David Vaughn