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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


coastal, nz, coastlines, startrails, coromandel, new zealand, north island, long exposures, night shots, firth of thames, pohutukawa tree, night, trees, landscapes, coast


  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausover 4 years ago

    Incredible work.

  • Michael Treloar
    Michael Treloarover 4 years ago

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

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

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

  • NikonJohn
    NikonJohnover 4 years ago

    The tree looks spooky! Great work.

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago


  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Stunning shot..

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 4 years ago


  • rodmueller
    rodmuellerover 4 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 Ziebaover 4 years ago

    Congratulations Paul!

  • Steph Enbom
    Steph Enbomover 4 years ago

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

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