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15th May 2011
and the stars fall out the sky
ok hands up who's getting a bit bored of these star trail shots that i keep putting up. anyone? well that's too bad, cos i still enjoy taking them. i like that when you start the exposure, you have no real idea how the finished photo will look. i took this on my trip to the pantanal in brazil. in fact it was from the same sort of position as my sun-blinded effort - only about (a day and) 2 hours later. seems kind of crazy that, within two hours you go from daylight to starlight, from falling sunlight to falling moonlight. that's what that bright light is dropping into the water in the centre of the frame - a thin crescent that didn't stick around for too long. the night before we had gone on a night drive and passed bigger, cleaner bodies of water which held perfect reflections of the stars above. i'd have loved to have taken a photo of that, but i didn't like the idea of being by myself, surrounded by nocturnal beasts in a pitchblack wetland. the things i don't do for you.

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Looks like an alien encounter here.
posted by Claus Petersen on 16 May 2011 08:39
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i've posted 871 photos taken with my nikon d60 - here are the last few i posted - view the rest here

this is the only picture i've taken with a shutter speed of 1703 sec

i've posted 75 photos taken with an aperture of f/5 - here are the last few i posted - view the rest here

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this is the only picture i've posted taken on 5th May 2011

15/05/2011
and the stars fall out the sky
ok hands up who's getting a bit bored of these star trail shots that i keep putting up. anyone? well that's too bad, cos i still enjoy taking them. i like that when you start the exposure, you have no real idea how the finished photo will look. i took this on my trip to the pantanal in brazil. in fact it was from the same sort of position as my sun-blinded effort - only about (a day and) 2 hours later. seems kind of crazy that, within two hours you go from daylight to starlight, from falling sunlight to falling moonlight. that's what that bright light is dropping into the water in the centre of the frame - a thin crescent that didn't stick around for too long. the night before we had gone on a night drive and passed bigger, cleaner bodies of water which held perfect reflections of the stars above. i'd have loved to have taken a photo of that, but i didn't like the idea of being by myself, surrounded by nocturnal beasts in a pitchblack wetland. the things i don't do for you.

here's the original