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Photo365 - 301 - on the edge

Pete > Pete Blog > Photo365 - 301 - on the edge
28/10/2011 - 10:50 PM



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Stanage Edge this evening. I went to shoot the sunset and then star trails, the sunset was a bit lack lustre but the stars were out. I spent about an hour in the dark on the edge - it was, as seems usual up there, very windy. I heard sheep rustling around, bats (i think) flew over head, but nothing as scary as the other night in Clumber Park, so I was quite relaxed as I tripped the shutter after each 30 second exposure.

In one shot I'd set the tripod up from a low position and started taking shots. I then climbed up onto the rock that two of the tripod legs were resting on only to realise the tripod was leaning backwards and could have easily toppled over and crashed down 20 or so feet. The fun of in the dark photography!

The battery died and I didn't have a spare with me, so the trail on this one is quite short. In the background to the right are the lights of Sheffield.

starstrig.jpg

It's a 28 exposure blend, with one frame illuminating the trig pojnt with the Joby GorillaTorch

It was quite a challenge getting down after I'd finished. What seemed like an easy way up disappeared after dark.
The Joby GorillaTorch came in handy again.

Tags: Light paint, Stanage edge, Star trail, Trig point

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bfgstew
bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 1:05 AM

Tch tch Mr Bargh, fancy no spare battery and knowing your doing star trails..............Tongue

Am enjoying watching this series, wanting to have a go myself now!!!!!

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 8:52 AM

It was a rush job, I took a different bag than normal and the two spare batteries were in the other. I also had the Olympus Pen with me but only have one battery for that and it also died! Better than last week turning up at a location with two cameras and neither had a memory card in! and the spare memory card had been taken out of its case so I just had an empty case. You can't imagine the swear words buzzing around in my head!

bfgstew
bfgstew  7668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2011 - 1:38 PM

Obviously you have far too much kit Pete.............................any nice Nikon stuff...................Wink

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