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5 hour exposure.

18 responses

  • Amy Terokowskie

    Amy Terokowskie said (9 Nov 2007):

    I need to learn how to do this. But first I need to find a place where I can actually see the stars..... Sometimes California can be too smoggy. Ugh.

  • Amanda Means

    Amanda Means gave props (19 Nov 2007):

    This is great. You need to explain how to do this. I live in rural Texas and like the song says "The stars at night are big and bright...deep in the heart of Texas." This is a really neat shot.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (19 Nov 2007):


  • joe claus

    joe claus said (20 Nov 2007):

    I'd love to see the stars in Texas, like Amy said, California can be kinda hard to capture star trails.
    Get yourself some film (I prefer Fuji NEOPAN 400) and a camera (the larger the format the better) with a good and wide lens. I'd recommend a Hasselblad system with a 50 or 40 mm lens. Don't forget your cable release and tripod. Go somewhere where the stars are gleaming, set the camera up, and shoot. It's that easy. Just be patient and consider the composition.
    I develop my own film to control the developing time and highlights. Don't forget to print the photos, :)

  • Howard Seelig

    Howard Seelig gave props (21 Nov 2007):

    Perfect picture. Just amazing.

  • Ashley Michele Ommen

    Ashley Michele Ommen gave props (8 Dec 2007):

    how did u do this? its gorgeous!

  • Jordan Iverson

    Jordan Iverson gave props (24 Apr 2008):

    Awesome! So cool, and great composition!

  • Jenevie Gonzalez

    Jenevie Gonzalez (Deleted) said (24 Apr 2008):

    oh lookie lookie. look who i ran into! this is definetly one of my favorite shots! good one! so amazing!

  • Tj Watt

    Tj Watt gave props (25 Apr 2008):

    Wow. This is quality. Even from the thumbnail you can tell. Such a pure image. Definatley the nicest black and white star trail shot I have ever seen. The trees look magnificent as well. Technically it's bang on. can't say enoughgood stuff about it!

  • Michelle Cox

    Michelle Cox (Deleted) said (27 Apr 2008):

    5 hours?! wow... this shot is something that i only hope that i would be able to do someday. its amazing. i love it so much! PROPS!

  • Meghana K

    Meghana K gave props (3 May 2008):

    amazing shot!

  • Laurent Chantegros

    Laurent Chantegros gave props (8 May 2008):

    Excellent shot!

  • Aurus Sy

    Aurus Sy gave props (9 Nov 2008):


  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    woooow!! that is sooooooo cool!!

  • Nora Kubach

    Nora Kubach (Deleted) gave props (7 Dec 2008):


  • ari weiss

    ari weiss said (24 Jan 2009):

    this is awesomeee!!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (2 Sep 2012):

    Wonderful! Makes me dizzy. :-D voted!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (20 Feb 2013):

    Perfectly captured!Well done!

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