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Stonehenge trails

Unlike my previous Stonehenge shot with the stones positioned as silhouettes in front of the light pollution from the nearby village of Larkhill, in this image I wanted them directly beneath Polaris - they are all about alignment, after all.

 

Sadly my 20mm is not very well and my 10-20mm is living it up in Spain for a week or so; my 35mm was the only option, meaning the field of view was more limited than I'd have liked and the frame's nowhere near tall enough to include the pole. Can't argue with the number of stars though :)

 

Over the course of the exposure my lens misted up a couple of times so the trails are a little misty themselves. And whilst the orange on the right is again glow from Larkhill, the blue flare on the left comes courtesy of the torches of the security team who guard this ancient monument 24/7/365 - lets hear it for security and their unwitting image-balancing ways!

 

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Taken on October 4, 2011