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Campsie Star Trails (2) | by Shuggie!!
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Campsie Star Trails (2)

Another set of star trails over the Campsie Fells pointing roughly NW. Note the satellite at top centre. The reddish glow on the clouds is reflected light from Glasgow and environs.


Technical info: continuous shooting over 30 minute period; each shot 30 secs @ f/8 @ 400 ISO; images stacked in Photoshop using "Lighten" blending mode; exposure increased by +1EV at post-processing stage.


The foreground was lit using a hand torch on the first couple of exposures.


Incidentally, my boy Rob (who accompanied me on this shoot) has one of these fancy iPhone thingies and he has this app on it which enables you to point the phone at the stars and see which ones you're looking at .. bloody fantastic .. for the first time, I've been able to look at Jupiter and not think it's bloody Venus! We live and learn ....

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Taken on November 4, 2011