The Old School House
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In a lonely valley near rural Alturas, California, miles away from sky polluting lights of the city, the setting sun illuminates a dusty Ranch. Among the rusty Buicks and grazing livestock stands a decrepit, single-roomed school building complete with a creaking door, broken paned glass windows and occupied by an ecosystem of eight-legged nocturnal crawlers.
It was there, on the dusty floor lined with torn Jehovahâ€™s witness brochures and the occasional playing card, that we slept.
Clocking in at 7 hours (stacked), this shot of an old single room school building is the longest star trails shot I've done thus far.
Nikon D300, Tokina 11-16mm, 70 x 6min = 7 hours, f/4, ISO 500.
A coleman lantern illuminated the inside and a red gelled flash light painted the exterior. Thanks to Jon for the superb light painting.
In the story Lets Go Streaking, a Digital Guide to Star Trails.
Also by Daniel Newton
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