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This is a fantastic image! It is something I haven't tried yet but when I do if it turns out half as good as this I will be overjoyed!!
Great subject matter to help carry the image and the light painting is inspired!
Top shot - just love it!
Nice lot of space at the top for the title - think this could be another cover winner Gary!!!!
I think its a fab example Gary, your patience and skill has paid off here tremendously.
Great shot. I can imagine its hard to get right. Do you need to take a few exposures to get the centre of the stars in the right place?
A great image. Looks like its worked very well especially as you say that this is your first attempt.
I like the way you have illuminated the underside of the capping stone. Stunning.
for me this is probably your best work ever mate, and that is saying something coming from a gallery that is consitently high. Utterly brilliant and if this doesn't get EC or whatever they want to call it nowadays then it will be an injustice.
I can't praise this work highly enough mate
Very interesting result, clever stuff I think
Looks amazing! It was definetly worth of doing it! Exceptional photograph...
Very impressive. Excellent
Thanks a lot everyone
I took a few 4 or 5 min test exposures at the start to help find Polaris Andy. So it sort of determined my composition.
Fabulous job Gary, probably the best star trail shot I have seen
love this effect and still yet to try it. great fg interest as well as the sky too, G
Fabulous, Gary - - you would never think this was the first time you'd tried this!
Been thinking of having a try at something like this for a while, but it's always too cold!!!
Fantastic shot, patience and effort put in alone are worthy of praise.
Could definitely see this as a book cover or something similar.
Thanks very much guys & thanks Mark for your award, much appreciated
Quote: it is quite difficult to get right
Which makes this quite an accomplishment. Brilliant image - "well done" is an understatement!!!
Admiration for the time and effort that has gone into achieving this as well as for the conception
Well executed image, a real stunner,
A stunner indeed. I think you have inspired many people to have a go at this type of shot.
Thanks everyone and thanks for the HC
Amazing work Gary, a true testament to your skill and love of landscape photography. Where you using a cable release for the bulb exposures? Great idea painting the under-side of the Dolmen, very creative. Was that Proleek by any chance?
Very well done. Danny.
Wow wow wow = some envy because I read up on how to do a shot like this where you trail the stars. I have not had the chance to try out this tecnique.
I actually saw most photos like this but with the north star behind the object. But actually can say that this is great with the North star away from the stones because it gives a strang sense of direction towards the North star.
Really well done. I hope to find the opportunity to do a photo like this.
Bloomin' good effort!
I echo everything that's been said already. This is one of the best star trails that I have seen. Was there a moon that night that lights the ground and dolmen with you adding the light underneath with the torch?
I've got a couple of subjects in mind in my local area and would love to get even slightly close to this quality!
Gets my vote
Well done on the shot......
you got the north star in the right place and I love the popping of the strobe under the stones too to finish it all off
Bloody cooooool ...............
Superb Gary nothing safe now!!!
Thanks for all your kind comments everyone and for your User Award Angie, much appreciated
David, the light on the ground was lights at the end of a driveway leading to someones house. i was out in the countryside and didnt think that i would have a problem with street lighting but i think now it actually adds to the overall effect.
Danny, it was Ballykeel Dolmen.
Well done Gary the effort paid off. Here's your 100!!
super work gary well done
Pretty amazing stuff. Not sure how I missed seeing it in the galleries as I love star trail images. Really should get myself out one weekend while we still have the long winter nights.
Well worth every second of effort you've put in to this one.
Love it. Adding the light painting is wonderful and the start trails as part of the composition are perfect. Cheers, Martin
This works great,alot of work by the sounds of it,
I think it's paid of,,
You've done this superbly well, especially the torch work.
amazing - love it
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