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Wheel Coates at Night

By mattw  
Took this last night. This is the Wheel Coates mine near St Agnes.

The moon light was really bright, but unfortunately not too many stars visible.
Total exposure time was about 40 min

Tags: Cornwall Night Cornish Stars Startrails Landscape and travel

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Jan 2011 4:10PM
Quite an amazing shot: my immediate reaction was what a lovely sunny afternoon until I saw the star trails, the lack of expected shadows and the smooth seas. I have never tried anything like this but shall have to keep it in mind. I just wonder how you decided on how long the exposure should seem to have got it just spot on.

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21 Jan 2011 4:28PM
I am looking at this, and think... someone lived here once, loved here once, longed to be with someone, dreamt going out to sea... Beautiful airy nostalgic photo. Absolutely gorgeous moonlight shot, with 40min exposure. Krystal
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
21 Jan 2011 4:32PM
looks really good. blimmey how do you work out the exposure time when its that long?lesley
MarkBauer 8 127 1
21 Jan 2011 5:38PM
An original take on a well-photographed location. I was there myself a couple of days ago, but didn't get anything like this!
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2011 7:54PM
Its subtle but apart from the stars the light has a slightly alien appearance.
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2011 11:50AM
WOW I love this the deffinition of the stone work the foamy sea and the shooting stars a great image

AntHolloway 12 168 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2011 3:52PM
Nice one Matt, the moon has been hidden behind cloud or fog round here for the last week. The good thing about the full moon is it lights up the landscape but the sky brightness loses you the fainter stars.


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