Night's Fingerprint

Geoff  Coleman - Landscapes

Bundeena, Australia

Artist's Description

Startrails, plane trails, boat trails, car trails. train trails – yep this one has the lot lol. Stanwell Tops last night from 10pm – 11pm looking south to Wollongong just south of Royal National Park. Worth clicking on large – really get to see the startrails even with the annoying watermark.

This is a blend of 117 X 30 second exposures using the superb Schurs Startrails action
Your looking at about an hour’s worth of night sky here.

Pretty trippy huh! More startrails on the left courtesy of the Milky Way. And a bit of serendipity which I find happens a lot with night shots is that it is by pure chance that I happened to be pointing straight to the south polar star so got nice concentric circles.

Now what is particularly strange about this shot is that main plane trail right through the centre of the shot (pretty annoying but no way to get rid of it). The weird bit is that “ricochet” at the left hand edge of the frame like a comet contrail – any ideas?? It looks like the light hits the edge of the frame and then bounces off but it’s a plane trail – there is no way a plane would veer that sharply. Very odd.

Canon 1Ds MkIII
Tv:v30secs
Av: f/3.2
ISO: 800
FL: 16mm

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