Star trails on a golf course

In the search for some dark skies, I was off to visit a friend in Moncks Corner who lives near a golf course. Were it not for the nearly full moon, it would have been a good night.

Oh well. At least now I know a good spot to go and try again. It wasn't a total waste. The full moon is pretty bright so I took advantage of it to see what some moonlight only photos might look like.

With a 10s exposure (f/3.5, ISO 100) it almost looks like day time.
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With a little colour adjusting, you can make night into day. Daystars!
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Moonlight shadow
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cast by the moon
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This is a stack of 37 images, 15 s each at f/3.5, ISO 100. The bright star in the center is Sirius and at the top you can see part of Orion. The trees add some interesting elements to the picture.
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Going to have to head back out there in a couple of weeks to try again.