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Fun With High Sierra Granite...Star Trails

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I'm pretty damn happy with the way this one turned out. Of all my shots thus far, I finally feel sorta satisfied. Although there are plenty of things here I would like to be better.....I think the outcome was well worth the effort. It appears I got either a shooting star.....or a sattelite flash in the process....it was definitely not a plane.

 

This is a pure granite ridge near the house in Shaver Lake....a quick "whoop tee do" with the flashlight provided the foreground effect and mother nature, with the assistance of a 240 30 second shots, provided the rest. I don't think I'll ever tire of these shots.....

 

Some people ask me, why do you go out there all alone and sit there for 2 hours and shoot in the dark? What do you do all alone? I tell them this....do you see what the stars are doing??? They did that while I watched...my own private show for me and no one else in this spot....well aside from the mountain lion that was apparently stalking me.....

 

I hope you enjoy this one....

 

BTW I HAVE BEEN ASKED and absolutely NO PHOTO SHOP has been done on this other than a crop and white balance adjustment in RAW

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Taken on June 10, 2007