After monitoring the radar for clouds, Jay proposed that we go for a star trail rather than an early morning seascape due to the clear skies. If you have been watch my photo stream you would have seen that we love shooting this lighthouse. This night we tried shooting it from the rock platform below to emphasis the scale of the cliffs and how the lighthouse stands tall as a safety beacon on South Head. The hardest part about shooting star trails in Sydney is to try and avoid the light pollution coming from all the buildings and houses in the city. Also there is still quite a bit of air traffic in the sky which is a pain to avoid, especially when you are shooting in 15 minute blocks.
x5 15min exposures layered in Photoshop, ISO 200, f10. The cliffs have been light painted with 1 speedlight.