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It's Never Dark above Ladybower | by Vaidas M
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It's Never Dark above Ladybower

A couple of friends and I came to the Ladybower reservoir in the Peak district with the main intention of shooting the sunset. After we we realised that the sky had cleared up we decided to stay a little after the sunset and try to do some star trails - the moon was shining quite bright, which gave us quite a lot of foreground detail. What we didn't anticipate was the amount of light pollution - after all, despite being within the Peak district national park, this place is a mere 6 miles / 10 km from the city of Sheffield, which has a population of more than half a million. Unfortunately, this meant that very few stars were visible in addition to adding an annoying purple cast to the sky and orange cast to the clouds.


Nikon D90 + Sigma 10-20 mm @ 11 mm || f/5.6 || ISO400 || 8 x 4min (stacked exposure)

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Taken on February 13, 2011