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20 min. time exposure of setting stars, taken on Tenerife at an altitude of about 8,000ft with Mt Teide in the background. It was a little chilly up there, which was the main factor in limiting the exposure time!

I like the way the different colours of the stars show up, hope you enjoy.

If you should visit Tenerife I would highly recommend an evening trip into Las Canadas national park. Even if it is cloudy at sea level, you can usually drive up through the clouds into clear air.

In clear weather on a moonless night, the sky up there is crystal clear and dark, with myriads of stars. The first time I went up at dusk I saw some wispy clouds form as it was getting dark, before realising it was actually the Milky Way! I've never seen it that clearly before or since. There is even a Parador hotel up at 7,000 ft which is well worth a night or two.

Chris

PS Heading back to England for a couple of weeks tomorrow, so I probably won't be posting much, see you when we return!

Camera:Pentax ME-Super Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:50mm f/2.8
Recording media:Ektachrome 400
Title:Setting Stars
Username:cceccles cceccles
Uploaded:8 Mar 2007 - 5:02 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Specialist / abstract, Stars, Startrails, Teide, Tenerife
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angelsj
angelsj Plus Member 8angelsj vcard Scotland
8 Mar 2007 - 5:07 PM

what an amazing shot well done sj xx

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BonaFideNut
BonaFideNut Plus Member 8BonaFideNut vcard United States
8 Mar 2007 - 5:13 PM

Awesome! The star trails look great as a background to that lone tree's silhouette.

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dale789
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8 Mar 2007 - 5:15 PM

great shot. well done!! DM

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Alfoto
Alfoto Plus Member 8Alfoto vcard Wales
8 Mar 2007 - 5:20 PM

Super image - nice one.
alfie

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Nickscape
Nickscape Plus Member 8705 forum postsNickscape vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 5:20 PM

Stunning! love the simple composition with the tree centred. Perfect exposure time id say!

Nick

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TyChee
TyChee Plus Member 10205 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 5:21 PM

That is amazing! Super capture!

Ty

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whipspeed
whipspeed Plus Member 104068 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 5:26 PM

Nice shot, it is beautifully clear up there.

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viscostatic
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8 Mar 2007 - 5:41 PM

Dramatic and impressive.

Phil.

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101525 forum postsdark_lord vcard England152 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 5:50 PM

Superbly done. Just shows how effective clear skies and no light pollution are for shots like this. I really like th etree as the focal point.

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dr100
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8 Mar 2007 - 5:52 PM

great picture again Smile

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 6:17 PM

Quite wonderful and amazing! Love the foreground silhouette, it really adds dimension to this.

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Hugeknot
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8 Mar 2007 - 6:49 PM

Great exposure. It is a miracle the tree came out so crisp.

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rusmi
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8 Mar 2007 - 7:44 PM

great shot, fab colours, click
TOM

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron Plus Member 8124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2007 - 8:02 PM

Chris this is a truly amazing image! We look forward to seeing you back in the UK - I can always lend the computer if you feel withdrawal symptoms!

Mike

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JohnEW
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9 Mar 2007 - 2:12 AM

Nice image, Chris, must have been a good dark site & clear skies (unlike here in sunny Manchester). Hope you have (have had) a good break in UK.
John

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Humph
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9 Mar 2007 - 7:12 PM

Wonderful, I'll be in the Canaries in a week's time - watch this space! have a good trip home.
Tim.

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10 Mar 2007 - 7:22 PM

This is a super shot. Very well spotted.
Ron

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didgpix
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10 Mar 2007 - 8:52 PM

Wonderful shot; my click makes 30 - congrats on RC.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8580 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1120 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2007 - 11:58 AM

Stunning shot!
Moira

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cceccles
cceccles Plus Member 8cceccles vcard United States
11 Mar 2007 - 4:11 PM

Thanks everyone for all the kind comments and clicks, much appreciated! It is really motivating.
Chris

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Chriscj
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13 Mar 2007 - 8:49 PM

Great exposure.

Chris

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chodge987
chodge987 Plus Member 8chodge987 vcard Scotland
16 Mar 2007 - 10:59 AM

Very cool effect with the long exposure Smile

Chris

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Guillaume
Guillaume Plus Member 8119 forum postsGuillaume vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2007 - 9:43 AM

Beautiful capture Chris. Exposure is spot on and the silhouette works very well. I tried once to capture stars but did not succeed. Looking at your picture inspires me to give it another try during the Easter weekend!
Guillaume
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cceccles
cceccles Plus Member 8cceccles vcard United States
5 Apr 2007 - 5:05 PM

If you try this yourself, I would suggest finding a really dark location on a moonless night, well away from towns so the sky does not fog, and use a standard lens stopped down about 1 stop to keep the stars crisp and sharp.
Chris

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PLCimagery
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13 Apr 2007 - 8:38 AM

Very effective!
Pete

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starman1
starman1 Plus Member 1161 forum postsstarman1 vcard United States
25 Apr 2007 - 4:22 PM

Very well done and composed, goes to show that film isn't completely dead yet. You should submit this one to the Astronomy or Sky and Telescope reader galleries.

Dewey

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23 May 2007 - 5:36 PM

Superb image, it really caught my eye.

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JustineB
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3 Aug 2007 - 3:03 PM

This is fantastic! Clear and crisp and very catching.

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