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Bodie Full Moon v.2 | by After Dark Photo
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Bodie Full Moon v.2

A ton of setup went into this one. I was crawling around in the dirt forever trying to get the right angle and keep the north star in a position where it appeared the wheel's axis was lined up.


It sort of turned out looks like the wheel shot a giant ray gun into the air and the trails are the ray gun impacting the sky.....or not


This is a heavily worked version. I was fortunate to appropriate a light room preset from a fellow workshop attendee who is VERY talented and allowed me to ride her coat tails for a while (her blog here)---------> I quite liked the looks like the wheel was dipped in bronze. Wheel light painted with a mini-mag light.


I uploaded the original version to compare the two. This was taken during the August full moon during a 4 day night photography workshop. Permits were included for shooting the ghost town of Bodie at night.


Set up on this shot included a ton of lying in the dirt on the side of my face to line it all I looked like two face when I got up....



23 frames @ 4 mins each stacked in startrails.exe

Total exposure: 92 minutes or 5520 seconds (whichever sounds more impressive...)

ISO 200


Canon 40d

Sigma 10-20 @ 10mm


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Taken on August 18, 2008