New Hampshire

Phillips Exeter Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy

I made a trip out to Phillips Exeter Academy while in New Hampshire. It’s an old private boarding school dating back to 1781. Phillips Exeter Academy is probably best known for their massive library designed by Louis Khan in 1971, but the whole campus was amazing. Here are some photos from my trip.

New Hampshire Barn - Star Timelapse

New Hampshire Barn - Timelapse

This is kind of my first attempt at an Astro Time lapse. It was shot on a Canon 5D MkIV, 10 second shutter speed, ISO 3200, 15 second intervals. I shot for about an hour and a half totaling around 350 photos. I was surprised how far the stars moved in that time frame.

My first “normal” time lapse of the scene yielded interesting results but the stars were so small and there was nothing in the sky large enough to draw attention (like the milky way) as they moved. Because of this, I decided to put my files into StarStax. StarStax takes all of the photos and layers them with each previous photo added to the next via blend mode. You can adjust the streak lengths and save the files individually in order to ultimately create a time lapse. There’s a lot more StarStax can do but I kept it relatively simple for this.

My finished timelapse is a result of StarStax’s layered streaks, which I think helps show the movement of the stars during that hour and a half I photographed them.