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Skypointer

Quite an obvious choice of name for this image....

 

I learned the hard way how difficult it is to stand absolutely still for 25s and point to the stars, after quickly climbing a rock, while your cameras self-timer is relentlessly counting down the seconds.

 

Furthermore, the headlamp needs to point in the right direction: The beam may neither touch the arch, nor the arm or hand, as this hopelessly overexposes those sections of the image.

 

I eventually pulled it off, but don't ask how many tries I needed.

 

And when I finally did everything right, I probably stood there like an idiot for at least a minute, not knowing when the 25s had elapsed.

 

Sometimes a louder shutter would be an advantage...

 

 

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Taken on September 17, 2015