A first attempt at star trails

I’ve been wanting to try photographing star trails for some time.  I kept reading about ways to go about it, but never had given it a try.   Tonight the skies are very clear, so I gave it a try.  This is a single, long exposure, not multiple exposures merged – that will have to be another day’s experiment.  It’s not a wonderfully interesting image, but a step in learning a new technique.   It was very dark outside when I started, but it seemed like all my neighbors had turned on their lights by the time the image was finished.

Nikon D7100, 50mm, 1801 sec @ f / 10, ISO 100
Nikon D7100, 50mm, 1801 sec @ f / 10, ISO 100

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