I’ve tried star trails many times before but the last time I did it, the image turned out very pixelated and had a grid effect on it for some strange reason… tried tonight again and succeeded with a clean image!
The star that doesn’t move (never moves) is known as Polaris and all other stars rotate around this.
I was out tonight with another photographer friend who just happened to have the lens I was looking to buy – the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 (which I have now ordered on Amazon) and he was kind enough to let me borrow his for a quick shot of the milky way.
This image isn’t 100%, foreground isn’t in focus, sky is slightly out of focus, and there is a few other things wrong with it that I would fix, but I literally was only doing a quick shot to see what it was capable of.
This is the milkyway over Eglinton this evening.
Over the next few weeks I hope to get a good load of opportunities to photography the milkyway again with my own Tokina 11-16.