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Need help with LongExpNR in LR4 for Star Trail, can't get it!

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Aaronius31, May 30, 2013.

  1. Aaronius31

    Aaronius31 TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Sony NEX 6 with 16-50PZ
    Shot: 16mm f14 iso100 Long Exposure Noise Reduction: OFF Single Exposure (no stacking)

    I'm using Lightroom 4 and am having a really hard time getting the color noise out of the picture and just have the star trails and some stars in the background highlighted, along with a semi-bright foreground. I have tried rearranging the Develop sliders in all different configurations with no good results. I also have Photoshop CS6 Extended if that will be better to use...but I am not familiar at all with it and would prefer LR4 to do this.

    Anyone want to help me out or give it a try themselves and see how good you can get it? My attempt is not even worth linking.

    Here is the picture (RAW): Zippyshare.com - _DSC8600.ARW

    Any help, tips, criticism, etc. would be much appreciated! I want to become an expert at night sky photography and this is my first attempt at a star trail since i just got my shutter release ($4) in yesterday.

    Thanks!