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Stars Triptych

I couldn't decide if I really liked any of these pictures but I decided I would put them all on as one as it was supposed to be my first real attempt at a star trail. As you can see though clouds started moving in on me. I had already relocated once, from Lake Tekapo because of the clouds and I didn't have time to move again. I will definitely being going back to Lake Tekapo though to try again there, it's nearly a 3 hour drive each way but it should be worth it.

 

Left picture:

30 second, f3.5 iso 1600 single exposure from the 35 that make up the next picture.

 

Middle picture:

35 pictures as above stitched together. The trails at the bottom have become broken by the clouds.

 

Right picture:

215 seconds f3.5 iso 1600 single exposure. This was a bit of a test shot to get short trails.

 

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Taken on September 17, 2012