Happy New Year,
Must be getting old. New Year's Eve had my wife staying up til midnight only to file our family's PFD paperwork online and had me crunching through the frost trying to take star trail pictures. Cheaper than the bar I guess. Huge bright full moon. Blue moon at that. Not a good night for star trail photos from what I have read on the net. We get so few clear nights here in Southeast that one can't be too choosy. A couple of them I liked. Had to balance things to keep from over exposing due to bright moonlight.
Shorter exposures than they should have been. Kept going to a smaller and smaller aperture to keep from over exposing. Wanted to keep the shutter open for 30-50 minutes but the moonlight would not allow. Even these two had to have raw file adjusted. Any suggestions would be apperciated. ND filter?