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Taken this evening - 21x two minute exposures merged together using Photoshop layers. It was meant to be 60 exposures but the clouds came. I left one frame with clouds in as I like the effect.

Brand:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera:Olympus OM-D E-M5
Lens:OLYMPUS M.9-18mm F4.0-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Dec 2012 - 9:05 PM
Focal Length:9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:120sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:The stars are out
Username:Pete Pete
Uploaded:11 Dec 2012 - 12:54 AM
Tags:Clumber park, Landscape / travel, Star trail, Trees
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stu8fish
stu8fish  2 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 - 1:06 AM

Like it. Smile

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Dec 2012 - 4:05 AM

Great photography here !! A good star trail anchored by the trees below - really a stunning photo SmileGrin

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ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 7:55 AM

Very nice star trails and light rays...
You got me at thumb nails and it still holds me at full size...
Great work...

Dave

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tomcat Plus Member 96360 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 8:15 AM

Interesting how the earth's orbit, gives the whirlpool effect to the stars

Adrian

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11 Dec 2012 - 8:17 AM

A quick look and you can see the keys of a piano............GrinGrin

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11 Dec 2012 - 8:22 AM

This is superb Pete, gets my award !!
Ron.

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11 Dec 2012 - 11:29 AM

Patience rewarded by this lovely and technically excellent image.

Dougie

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SlowSong Plus Member 65132 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2012 - 11:44 AM

Good grief! I don't know how you lot are so patient when doing these long exposures. Smile But the results are well worth it, and I like the inclusion of the clouds. Top work.
x

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AnneWorner
11 Dec 2012 - 3:11 PM

I like the pov Pete - the light through the bottom of the tree trunks is nice. I'm glad you left a frame with the clouds in it - it's given a very good effect of rays in the sky.

I wonder if I will ever have the patience to go out in the evening to capture star trails.......

Anne Smile

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11 Dec 2012 - 3:16 PM

First class photograph Pete, totally inspirational.

Regards Nathan

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Dec 2012 - 4:10 PM

Stunning image
Steve

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11 Dec 2012 - 4:39 PM

Amazing shot !!!......wonderful aura in this beauty !!!!

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11 Dec 2012 - 5:48 PM

Love the view point here Pete, giving the Trees a certain majesty. The cloud effect is quite Heavenly, and the spiral of Stars topping off this image VERY nicely indeed.

John Smile

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11 Dec 2012 - 9:05 PM

A brilliant result Pete...lovely framing with the trees.
Pauline.

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18 Dec 2012 - 5:53 PM

Great image and exposure work Pete.

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27 Dec 2012 - 2:41 PM

An awesome picture with this unusual skyGrinGrinGrin
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ZanetaFrenn
9 Mar 2013 - 1:11 PM

Beautiful...and i admire the patience as well!

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xwang
xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2013 - 4:56 PM

I like this. It's quite unique, I've seen some ones always with a church on it...this one is different. I like the light at the background, but I can't work out where it was from, it should be totally dark at the time of the year..very strong artificial(?) light .. worked well...

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