star trail stacking

“Winter Night in the Countryside”

I’ve done a lot of these star trail photos of this barn. I’m still trying to get that “perfect shot” of this scene at night. I like this one, but it’s not my favorite, so Ill keep trying.
I made this time stack by combining 425 photos into one image.


Combination of Aurora Borealis and Star Trails created by stacking long exposure/timelapse images together.


Star Trails over Twin Lakes by Dan Barr
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I hiked up to the top of this hill and was rewarded with an amazing view of Twin Lakes and Sawtooth ridge. A half moon provides plenty of light for the landscape.

“North Meets East”

Star trails circle around the north star (top left) and the lines straighten out as you look to the east (right side) if you could see the view to the right (out of frame) the lines would start to curve again, in the opposite direction as the stars appear to circle the south pole.
I made this time stack by combining 356 photos into one image. I also took out a few airplane trails, and faded in the beginning and end of the timelapse so the star trails don’t start and end abruptly.

“1/8 Revolution”

I keep coming back to this scene, trying to top my previous timelapses shot here. I wouldn’t say this is my by best to date, but I’m happy with it. The title refers to Earth’s rotation, since this image represents 3 hours of time, that means that the Earth spun 1/8 of a revolution during this timelapse. (Earth completes one revolution every 24 hours. 24 divided by 3 is 1/8)
I made this time stack by combining 305 photos into one image.

“Night-Time Travelers”

Looking southwest towards Kingston from Rock Dunder, the stars cross paths with airplanes that fan out from the city of Kingston (and possibly some from across the border in New York)
I made this time stack by combining 513 photos into one image.

“Star Trails and Fireflies”

A second attempt at this image I made back in 2013.
I think the star trails turned out a lot better in this version, but I still prefer the original.
I made this time stack by combining 350 photos into one image.

“Moonrise Explosion”

I didn’t catch a lot of meteors as I’d hoped, but there was a lot going on during the 3 hours I was shooting. Not too long after starting the timelapse, a cop pulled up to talk to me. (somehow this happens much more often than I would expect) I was hoping the interaction would be quick, because his headlights were pointed right at my camera. He asked me what I was up to, and I told him, pointing to my camera, hoping he would get the subtle hint. I think he did, but first he explained what he was up to - responding to reports of a van driving recklessly in the area. I told him he was the only person I’d seen since I got there about 15 minutes ago, and off he went. Luckily, he was the last person I saw that night. (since my camera was just off the road, and any passing cars would ruin the shot with their lights) The moon was just starting to come over the horizon when I finally decided to call it a night.
I made this time stack by combining 304 photos into one image.

“Iridium Flare Constellations”

Iridium flares (trails in the sky made by satellites reflecting sunlight back to Earth) go against the grain of star trials over Cranberry Lake.
I made this time stack by combining 142 photos into one image.

“Active Night”

The Aurora was as active as I’ve ever seen it, the stars were slowly “spinning” as they do, and something was floating or swimming by, producing the straight, orange coloured lines in the water. At fist I figured it was fish, but now I wonder if it was leaves or something else floating on the water, drifting by on the current. (since the lines are so straight) Any guesses?
I made this time stack by combining 167 photos into one image.