The Windblown Stars

By: Alan Dyer

Sep 03 2012

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Category: Meteors and Comets, Nightscape

2 Comments

Aperture:f/4
Focal Length:10mm
ISO:2000
Shutter:5 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

 

Here’s the “long” version of an image I posted a few days ago. This combines 430 exposures to make one long star trail image.

A bright meteor appeared in one of the hundreds of 5-second-long exposures and registers in the composite, streaking diagonally across the star trails. The stars circle around Polaris at top. The horizontal streaks are clouds blowing from left to right across the sky during the night. The blades of the windmill in the Wintering Hills wind farm are blurring by the long exposures.

It’s been a productive few nights shooting out at the wind farm, capturing scenes of harvesting the wind!

– Alan, September 3, 2012 / © 2012 Alan Dyer

 

2 comments on “The Windblown Stars”

  1. This has a surreal look to it. Love the meteor streaking across the universe timed that well for your photo.

  2. Both are great, I could not select either as best. Love the openness of the long versions and the trails on this one, but the pole makes the photo.


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