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Photo365 - 301 - on the edge


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Photo365 - 301 - on the edge

28 Oct 2011 10:50PM   Views : 4201 Unique : 287

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.


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 Star trail Stanage edge Trig point


bfgstew 10 668 105 England
29 Oct 2011 1:05AM
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 Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
29 Oct 2011 8:52AM
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 10 668 105 England
29 Oct 2011 1:38PM
Obviously you have far too much kit Pete.............................any nice Nikon stuff...................Wink

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