Sunday, June 15, 2014

The curious case of wavey lines in creating star trail images

For the past couple of weeks I have been, as my wife puts it, obsessed with trying to learn and utilize the technique of creating star trail images using Photoshop CC, Bridge and lots and lots of images.  I've been spending about two hours at a time taking series of 30 second exposures and merging them in Photoshop.  But was I started to notice was effects like this showing up in the images:
  It was really bugging me because after spending a couple hours outside at night, I was hoping to have something that looked good and not like someone threw a pebble in a pond.  So I started working it our what it could be and I found that when I don't make ANY corrections to the images in Bridge using Camera Raw, it works just the way I want it to!
So there you have it!  If you are doing star shots and you use Bridge to edit the images before importing to Layers in Photoshop and you get that odd results, the editing before hand is what's causing it.

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