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Astrophotography with TriggerTrap

35 minutes of night using TriggerTrap

Very rarely does advertising catch my attention, but I was browsing Facebook and an advert for TriggerTrap caught my eye – it promised to allow me to control my camera from my smart phone. I had a look and I was so impressed, my “dongle” arrived the next day!

Trigger Trap connected to my phone and camera

Typically, the weather forecast was wrong this morning and I was surprised to see the stars out – eager ……

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Mynydd Illtud at Night

When I first shot some star trails, the interest was negligible. After a year or so, people started to take an interest and my one photo of star trails in the Brecon Beacons started to sell really well. To get the more effective star trails, the moon mustn’t be in the sky so there are less than two weeks out of every four when star trails are possible. Adding in the weather factor makes it ……

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The Hurlers Star Trail

I’ve had to focus mainly on redecorating for the past couple of weeks rather than go out and take new photos. The lounge is pretty much done, just my office to do now and then put wood flooring down in both. I did manage to go out to The Hurlers on Bodmin Moor to take some photos of the stars, although the cloud cover was a little too much. Here’s the result:

The Hurlers, Minions, ……

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New Rhossili and Worms Head Photos

Having been bitten by the bug for star trail photograpy, last night the moon and weather tied up nicely so there would be minimal cloud and no moon – perfect for star trail photography. I took myself, two cameras, food and my tent up onto Rhossili Down. I took my tent to keep me warm as the forecast was for 5 degrees C – it’s a great tent – two poles and for pegs and ……

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