A ghostly gathering...

All of the stars appear to have congregated to have their photo taken :]

 

After waiting weeks for a night clear enough to try some star trail shots, Andy and I literally ran from the house, pulling on wooly hats and gloves as we went, once we realised how bright the stars were.

 

Driving in no particular direction to start with, we decided to head towards Woodchurch, to see if we could improve on this shot of mine:

 

( www.flickr.com/photos/c-bear/4327780902/in/set-7215760711... )

 

After having some trouble focusing, as there was very little light at all, we set up a few test shots. I then tried a 20 minute star trail shot (using my fisheye lens for the first time for such a shoot), but eventually decided I preferred the quicker, high ISO shot, as the stars appeared to twinkle, and the interesting cloud patterns weren't lost.

 

Check out Andy's awesome long exposure of me taking this long exposure:

 

( www.flickr.com/photos/andreasfina/4541916084/ )

 

Notice how in his shot the tree is more or less immediately to my right, but it's still included in this shot - my fisheye lens captures everything within 180 degrees!

 

 

 

...And now I have a really stupid smile on my face, because this is my first Explore front page - THANKYOU! :D

 

#8 May 5th 2010

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