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Smokeless Fuel | by Andrew Stawarz
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Smokeless Fuel

Have been planning this shot for quite a while waiting for a suitably clear night, the roadworks on the eastbound carriageway to be cleared and the steam and smoke to be drifting south over the town. Well got two out of three after PhotoSoc tonight but the roadworks were transfered to the westboud carriageway forcing me to crop tighter than I would have wanted to, so just a trial shot tonight. Hopefully in the next few weeks they'll move a couple of hundred metres further down the road and the sugar factory still processing the last of the beat although the campaign finished in February.

 

Sometimes I'm left wondering if the bright point stars with the Tokina 11-16 are more distracting than with the Sigma 10-20. Here you see 18 point stars that really stand out (following the typical behaviour of star points equal to 2x number aperture blades for an odd number of blades otherwise 1x, all due to blade corner diffraction and do they super impose or not) making the points appear larger than a 6 point would.

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Taken on March 4, 2010