Stars over Emu Gully

A short startrails sequence shot on Saturday night at Emu Gully. Allan and I didn't stay out here long as it was rather chilly.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 14th May 2011, This photo: 8:49pm


  • Phil Rettke Photography said:
    Nice one David!
  • 41JAS said:
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Pretty slack really, only 20 mins worth, but enough to get the effect. Damn cold out there that evening, and I had to stand right next to the camera in order to shield the bulbous front element from the moon above with my shadow.
    [] Thanks Jules :) I wanted to shoot one over one of the aircraft on the field, but there was too much light from the Drill Hall floodlights.
  • Kush Chadda said:
    lovely shot dave...
  • aaardvaark said:
    Spectacularly well done! A brilliant result. I especially like the cloud and grass sweeps on the right, and all up it's a great image.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Wow, bright stars there David!
  • Jan Gr said:
    That looks really nice! But did you miss an exposure, cause the trails seem to be interrupted on the upperside. There is a little white dot at the beginning of the trails.
    Nevertheless very very nice capture.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks!
    [] Thanks Julian. This sequence is a lot shorter than I'd usually do though.
    [] Indeed Matt! Damn cold though.
    [] I suspect the initial dot is a frame I should have left out as it was likely a focus test shot taken a litle before the sequence began.
  • andrew katic said:
    love the blue sky dave.looks unreal on my monitor
  • maSnap said:
    Very Cool, I especially love that bit of cloud that follows the same lines as the gun. I don't blame you for cutting it short it has been damn cold lately
  • Simple Monkey said:
    fantastic. How many shots for this startrail? 20mins. Hmm I guess it should be something around 40 photos, am I right?
  • greenplasticdave said:
    Love the blues :)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Andrew :)
    [] Indeed, that worked out quite well.
    [] Spot on :)
    [] I do prefer a blue night sky :) As for the "What's This?" - No idea!
  • Simon Diete said:
    Oh I missed this one! It's so refreshing to see trails that are not the axis, the direction change is a nice touch. The colour of that sky is incredible. Another winner :-)