I'm trying to take long exposure photos of aircraft passing over my house at night.....I'm basically trying to get the light trail effect.
The shot I'm trying to get right now, has me looking west towards a large mountain and air traffic passing over my house and going behind the mountain. I would like to get one w/ multiple aircraft to make the light trails really bright like I've seen in some photos
However while I have a remote timer and everything for my camera, I am getting generally too much light w/ any picture that was exposed for more than a minute, and the light trails aren't really very long/bright if I set the time for less than that. And of course confounding the problem is that it takes at least 2 min for the aircraft to pass over me and behind the mountain
[Edited 2011-04-15 20:50:43]