Camping out in the back part of the Guenoc Ranch last weekend the stars were unbelievable. After a hot day that we spent swimming in the creek I was pretty tired and almost went to bed without taking any shots, but the stars were just too incredible and I thought I would regret it if I didn't.
It was very dark. Even a 15+minute exposure came out dark. But the star trails were nice. 15 min. 46 sec./f5.6/iso200
The night sky reflection in the water was cool, but I had to up the iso to avoid star trails, which makes the sky a little grainy. 1 min. 6 sec./f5.6/iso2500
1 min. 49 sec./f5.6/iso2500
With a lower iso I had to do a longer exposure making the star trails really show up, which I think changes the feel of the image. 6min 4sec./f5.6/iso200
12 min. 23 sec./f5.6/iso250