This is a 15 minute long exposure where I used a torch to light up the pohutukawa tree from the side for about 2 minutes

Firth of Thames Coast, Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand

Nikon D200
17-55mm nikkor lens @ 17mm


  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausabout 5 years ago

    Incredible work.

  • Michael Treloar
    Michael Treloarabout 5 years ago

    What the ?, awesome, I wish I was home in NZ right now.

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 5 years ago

    This looks stunning… the effects of the long exposute here !!

  • NikonJohn
    NikonJohnabout 5 years ago

    The tree looks spooky! Great work.

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago


  • Jadon
    Jadonabout 5 years ago

    Stunning shot..

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 5 years ago


  • rodmueller
    rodmuellerabout 5 years ago

    Awesome shot of an old man tree.I think I even know this tree : )
    I have been up and down the coast road thousands of times.I have not seen many star trail shots for a long time.You are one of the rare people that still do them.Well done Paul.

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations Paul!

  • Steph Enbom
    Steph Enbomabout 5 years ago

    What a fabulous tree – great contrast from the warm sky.

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