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on Apr 13, 2010 in Great Stuff

Star Trails – Learning All Over Again

So close and yet so far away. I didn’t take the time to check out one of the most important aspects of star photography before first heading out with the 24f1.4AFS for the first time. I didn’t look at the focusing ring, it focuses past infinity! So, being a dork I headed out on a killer morn to shoot and come back with, well, crap technically. If I had a nice instructor leading me, he might have just said pilot error but the final result which you see here would be the same. Out of focus yuck! With that said, I am very excited by the results I did get with one click point light source shooting. You can see very easily the Milky Way and that’s really what I was after. We head to Monument Valley shortly and lots of star trails, so happy to work on the bugs shooting with new lens (24f1.4) and new body (D3s) before it’s crunch time.