Today, I Celebrate…

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If you can lay down at night, knowing in your heart that you made someone’s day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.



  1. Thanks for sharing, and inspiring, with such beautiful work!

  2. Isamu Maruhashi says:

    Hi Laurie, interesting image, but I’m not sure what we’re looking at in the sky. Rain?

    • Hi Isamu, It’s star trails. The clouds are almost overtaking them.

      • Isamu Maruhashi says:

        Oh, okay. Star trails was my first thought, but then you can see the clouds and I thought they extended to the top of the frame.
        I think it’s a great image and makes one (at least me) understand that conditions don’t have to be optimal to get a great image.

      • Yes, the clouds were moving in. I only got 32 minutes on this one before they became too much!
        It was 8- 4 minute exposures stacked using Dr Brown’s Services…Stac-A-Matic.
        I sometimes do 4 minute exposures without in camera noise reduction and sometime will do a 1 1/2 hour + exposure and use in camera noise reduction (when I have power and my AC adapter).

      • Isamu Maruhashi says:

        Thanks for the explanation, Laurie!

      • My pleasure.

  3. Isamu Maruhashi says:

    Oh one more question (actually a few more) since I’ve been playing with star trails: Did you stack a bunch of images or just take one long exposure?

    Whichever case, could you share your settings?