Posted by Damon Schreiber (Toronto, Canada) on 29 December 2006 in Transportation and Portfolio.
Different kinds of stars in this night sky.
[Downsview subway station, Toronto]
Beautiful star light and nice 10 sec effect.
29 Dec 2006 7:00am
@Makoto T: Thanks, Makoto! Sorry, my earlier reply didn't appear for some reason.
très jolie photo
29 Dec 2006 8:35am
@objectif plume: Merci bien, OP!
Excellent work. Nice photo.
29 Dec 2006 11:16am
@badala: Thanks, Badala!
I like your style! Nice, sharp, crisp detail! Absolutely great work!
29 Dec 2006 11:56am
@Craiger: Thanks a lot, Craiger!
Is that a very faint moon in the mid-right sky, or just a reflection of something? And a physics question: why do lights in time exposures radiate out in six rays? Anyone know?
29 Dec 2006 1:32pm
@JS: Sorry, my earlier reply didn't appear for some reason, and thanks for pointing that out to me. No moon unfortunately, just a cloud and lens flare artefacts. We've discussed the physics question, but for the benefit of the curious, the six blades of the the lens iris that control the aperture lead to both the star patterns and the hexagonal shapes from lens flare that you also see here. The starlight rays appear when light refracts around the edges of the iris. Some lenses have more than six blades in their irises, or curved blades in order to make a more circular aperture so that out of focus points of light appear as pleasing light circles, and I suppose they'd do the same for lens flare and star patterns as seen here.
Beautiful! Did you take another picture without cars in movement at the same place?
29 Dec 2006 3:12pm
@Martine Lapointe: Sorry, my earlier reply didn't appear for some reason. Merci, Martine! I did take a few photos here, but I thought this was the most interesting, and after several minutes of standing in the cold with diminishing light I sought the warmth inside.
Hey Damon! Love that tail streak and those ghostly figures right frame. That sky is quite lovely also, what with the clouds covering the horizon. That one far right looks like a marshmallow UFO...maybe those ghosts have just 'beamed up'?
29 Dec 2006 3:16pm
@Duncan Galbraith: Sorry, my earlier reply didn't appear for some reason. Thanks, Duncan! I seem to remember that happening. Yes, I'm almost certain of it now that you mention it.
Wow Damon. Amazing shot you captured there. Those light trails look excellent.
I guess you were using a star filter? Or is the some special technique to get that effect mate?
29 Dec 2006 3:32pm
@Darren: Sorry, my earlier reply didn't appear for some reason. Thanks, Daz! No star filter (available for my camera or needed). The trick is to use a small aperture and a wide angle. See here near the bottom of the page for an example. On my lens, f8 is the minimum. A wide-open aperture like f2 would have produced more even but less attractive "blooming" at the light sources, at least with a CCD-based sensor.
cool expression :)
29 Dec 2006 10:13pm
@H.O: Yeah, I'll go back there sometime to look for actual kissing. Thanks, Hiro!
29 Dec 2006 11:32pm
@Angry Buddha: Thanks, Sean!
This is really well done. I like the unique perspective you have on Toronto. You should submit your stuff to blogTO.com - they're looking for shots like yours.
2 Jan 2007 6:23pm
@Ella: Thanks for your thoughts, Ella! I'll look into it; I like the blogTO site very much. If you have details on how one does this, let me know.
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