Another reason for loving the mountains is, as starry nights like these don't get hidden under a blanket of smoke and we can just lie down in open and not choke.
And finally, i got my first shot. It was from the very beginning when even i didn't even knew what star trails exactly means. But, i want to capture them.
This is my first attempt as i finally got a good camera gear in my hand(thanks to the supportive friend and that 'chull' i had for this), which made me to plan this shot.
It was not easy though, because i didn't had any idea if my calculations and settings are right or not.
But it was fun. Spent a full night outside, in peace and full of drama in the night sky with lots of sound effects from forests around and the chilling wind.
You have to spot it,
you have to set it,
you have to eagerly wait for it and
you've got thousands things running inside the mind and body which keeps you awake for it.
Some help if you try it for first time-
• Cold temperature keeps long exposure noise at minimum. (Don't use in-camera noise reduction)
• Battery should be charged. Otherwise it's going to be a heartbreak if it dies in middle.
• Stars will be brighter and abundant with brighter aperture and ISO.
• Gaps of the trails can be prominent depending upon shutter speed, interval & camera resolution.
• 1 second exposure at 6400 iso is equal to 1 minute exposure at 100 iso.
f/5.6, iso 400, Nikon D5300
2.5 hour run time, Rokinon 14mm, f/2.8
Stacked images and RAW processed in lightroom
Blending mode- lighten
App used for calculation- Photopills