Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - Kevin Key Photography - San Diego, California
Some More Star Trails Above the Anza-Borrego Desert

Some More Star Trails Above the Anza-Borrego Desert

Beginning a few weeks ago, I changed my technique for shooting star trails in order to bring out the colors of the stars a bit more. Instead of shooting at a lower wide-up aperture and high ISO, I've begun user a slightly smaller aperture, lower ISO, and longer exposure times.

To produce this image I combined 97 exposures - each shot at 40 second f/4.0 ISO 1250 using my Canon 6D and Sigma 15 mm. I then spent over two hours removing airplane trails. I managed to capture a tiny meteor just above the mountain ridge to the left of the ocotillo.

Shot near the Hollywood and Vine area of Vallecito Creek Road in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.