Star Trails

This was my second attempt at capturing some star trails.  It was a beautiful night, the stars were out and the mosquitos stayed away.  I set my camera to bulb mode and began the exposure at roughly 11:15pm.  I walked away and went inside to pass some time on the computer.  After an hour I came back out and unlocked the shutter.  Ultimately the image turned out to be much too bright, but it’s definitely a step towards progress compared to my last star trail attempt.  The moon was still up in the sky which is why, despite the evening appearing quite black to my eye, that the image ended up looking like it was shot in the middle of the day.

I’m looking forward to my next attempt.