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on Sep 28, 2007 in Great Stuff, Landscape Photography

Here’s why YOU want Extended! – 09.28.07

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When Photoshop CS3 was first introduced, many ask why should they buy the more expensive Extended version to which I answered, “lots of reasons, you just watch.” Here’s a perfect example of why you want Extended!

A couple issues back in the BT Journal, I wrote about how to take star trails (follow link for PDF) with digital cameras. The method permits you to capture star trails and not the noise. In that article I mention a couple of ways of assembling the final star trail. Those methods have been blown out of the water by my good friend Russell Brown! You might recall last month my blogging about being kidnapped and”forced” to spend three glorious days at the bottom of the Grand Canyon at Havasu Falls by this madman. Well, one of the reasons we were down there was to capture star trails just for the purpose you’ll soon to discover.

The genius that is Russell Brown not only figured out a better way to assemble star trails (which I can’t wait to do with the D3 next month when the moon is gone) but also put the trails in motion! That’s right, you can watch your star trails in motion! Russell being Russell not only figured out how to do it, but he is sharing the whole recipe with you so you can do it too! So, give this a gander and if it totally sucks you in (and it will), you’ll want to watch this to see how it’s done. But he won’t be telling you how my garage lights lit up the rocks at Alabama Hills :)

Photo captured by D2Xs, 28f1.4AF on Lexar digital film

Doc Brown Services link (a must have and it’s free!)