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Merged Time Lapse, Cloud Trails or Cloud Painting?

February 10, 2014 PhotographyTutorials  No comments

Merged Timelapse, Cloud Trails, Cloud Painting…call it what you will (because I don’t think there’s an official name for this technique yet, although I think ‘cloud painting’ is one that is used the most) is an interesting technique.  Of course it’s one of those photographic techniques that you either love or hate.

I attempted some test shots yesterday around my yard.  This time of year we have a terrible view of sunset blocked by a lot of trees but the clouds fairly high up in the sky picked up some color so I set up the 50D with Magic Lantern installed, set the intervalometer to one image every six seconds and did about 30 exposures.  I used the program Startrails.exe (find it here, it’s free: LINK)  to stack all of the images so I didn’t have to do it by hand in Photoshop (although t...

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