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A view to the heavens

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« on: April 10, 2011, 10:05:56 pm »

I took advantage of a clear night on the 7th to try another star trail.  I have been doing some research on locations with the help of google maps which is brilliant using streetview.  I found this church which is located just a few miles from home and in a dark location-perfect.  I composed the shot with polaris close the spire and i wanted to see a few angles of the building as well.  It was good to have a fellow photographer and mate from the camera club for company as i didnt fancy the thought of standing in a graveyard for hours in complete darkness on my own.  We used a bright torch to light up the church in a few frames.
Also tried a shorter star trail with a tree within the grounds and a shot of the moon with Pleiades and Orion








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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011, 08:49:41 pm »

Oh wow!  Those shots really are stunners!  Shocked Cool

Great job Paul!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 01:12:50 pm »

Paul, these are outstanding man!!, the trails over the Church are absolutely stunning however the star trails through the tree in the 2nd image is amazing....significant sensation of motion and of Earth's rotation. Excellent images  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 04:07:43 pm »

First class , Paul..and well done on the research. Research always pays off.

Anxiety in graveyards must be buried in our psyche- Star trails - a church and a ghost  Grin  A winning photo any day - or should that be night  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 12:00:18 am »

Suburb images and a great location, I bet it was very quite there lol.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 03:32:47 pm »

Thanks everyone.

Martin the sense of motion does come through on the second one, wasn't expecting that result  Smiley

John its no joke i was keeping a watchful eye out around the gravestones, i believe in ghosts im fine with them-i just dont want to meet one  Shocked

Very quiet and peaceful Anton, just had one passing car and heard a few foxes
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