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Outback Star Trails - Karnet, Western Australia | by inefekt69
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Outback Star Trails - Karnet, Western Australia

Nikon d5100

Tokina 11-16mm @ 15mm

ISO 100

f2.8

80 x 30 second exposures stacked in startrails.exe

 

Taken during a full moon so a lot of the stars are washed out by the moonlight which results in less spectacular trails. On the plus side the moonlight lets the camera pick up so much more detail in the landscape, almost as if it were daytime, so no need for light painting.

 

The field itself is part of a minimum security prison farm in Perth, Western Australia called Karnet. I didn't know this until I arrived at the site and saw the signs. Luckily no prisoners decided to escape that night :)

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Taken on January 5, 2015