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As easy as it is to shoot well known locations I love nothing more than finding a new location, rarely photographed, if at all and trying to get an image people will like. This is usually difficult because I find a lot of people associate images that are well known as better images overall, perhaps because they can relate?

This is a shot of the recently built Star Disc in Wirksworth, a 12m map of the night sky illuminated by lights powered by our closest star, the sun.

For more info on the location and how I took this image including thought process please visit:

http://jamesgphotography.co.uk/2012/04/wirksworth-star-disc-derbyshire/

Camera:Sony Alpha SLT-A77
Lens:Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Wirksworth Star Disc Star Trail
Username:JamesGrantPhotography JamesGrantPhotography
Uploaded:4 Apr 2012 - 1:12 PM
Tags:Derbyshire, Landscape / travel, Long exposure, Night, Star disc, Star trails, Stardisc, Stars, Wirksworth
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mohikan22
mohikan22 Plus Member 102287 forum postsmohikan22 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 1:47 PM

Thanks for the image, it gives inspiration indeed. i love it, and the weblink is fantastic thanks Grin
matt.

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Zatoichi
Zatoichi  5707 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Apr 2012 - 3:40 PM

Excellent reading on your website Grin

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Ezo
Ezo Plus Member 4Ezo vcard England
4 Apr 2012 - 4:35 PM

Awesome, very well done indeed.

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sawsengee
sawsengee Plus Member 8sawsengee vcard 4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 4:47 PM

impressive capture......lovely lights, trail lights & visual stunner Smile

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4 Apr 2012 - 5:01 PM

A fantastic shot. Thanks for including the detailed commentary as well.
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4 Apr 2012 - 6:22 PM

They say everyday is a school day and today you have been my teacher. Thanks for all that info and the excellent photo you have shared with us.

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Steve-T Plus Member 751 forum postsSteve-T vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 9:22 PM

Like it - the blog is excellent! Steve

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JamesGrantPhotography Plus Member 4JamesGrantPhotography vcard United Kingdom
4 Apr 2012 - 9:28 PM

Hey thank you all Smile I'm glad you enjoyed the read and even more the photo!

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