Mt. Rainier Sept 2011 - KoziPhoto

So this is my first experiment with star trails, and it most definitely didn't turn out the way I had hoped. I originally intended to shoot 6 one hour exposures to merge, but as it turned out, the moon was so bright it ended up washing out the stars. I also had an issue with wispy clouds moving in after midnight, also blocking out the stars. This image wound up being 3 one hour exposures. The landscape lit up the way I had hoped, but I will definitely be delving deeper into this subject matter. Anyone feel like sitting on the mountain for 6 hours with me? Also, view the image larger to view the few stars that did appear!!

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