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