Startrails over Lake Moogerah

The "classic" star-trails circle shot. LOTS of stars out over Moogerah last night. Shot before the moonrise, with just a little light-painting of the nearby tree.

View all photos taken: Monday, 20th June 2011, This photo: 6:56pm


  • chooks! said:
    Nicely done Dave!
  • darvidanoar said:
    Woah, that's a LOT of stars! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] I may redo it yet with the additional long exposure shots thrown in for a bit more foreground illumination.
    [] Absolutely David, 'tis great out there on these cold winter nights.
  • Unrelated Patterns said:
    "My God, it's full of stars!"
  • Kush Chadda said:
    great shot dave...
  • teejaybee said:
    Always wanted to do one of these... this is awesome :)
  • ~Prescott said:
  • greenplasticdave said:
    A staggering amount of stars David. Can I ask what setting you used?
  • 2careless said:
    Wow! Really lots of stars! May I ask how long it took to shoot them and how many frames in total?
  • [Jezza] said:
    Wow! Great shot David! I've been meaning to head out that way and I guess these clear winter nights are perfect for it now!
  • chamellieon said:
    superb stars! well done for braving the cold
  • traceyjohns said:
    Sensational star trails!!
  • CAUT said:
    Nice sky David! Well done!
  • Margot- said:
    Wow, this is so amazing, David. I feel like I'm being hypnotized.
  • bigvern1263 said:
    Holy crap, great star trails dave....
  • AnishKharkar said:
    nice :)
  • Matthew Post said:
    Wonderful shot Dave, local airport in view?
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Love that spot at Moogs! Nice tree. How was the water level?
  • frednaut said:
    That's pretty epic David - the painting was a nice touch
  • mr_i said:
    amazing shot.. nice!!
  • kth_friend said:
    love the tunnel view...
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • PeteHuu said:
    amazing mood, quite long expo
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Indeed - 'twas really impressive to stand there looking at the sky while the camera did it's stuff.
    [] Thanks!
    [] 'tisn't difficult once you know what you're doing.
    [] Thanks ! Long time no hear.
    [] [] I think the total exposure time was around 1.5 hours (roughly), f/4, ISO 800
    [] They sure are, just wear warm clothes (can recommend RM Williams Moleskin jeans).
    [] Only started to feel the cold in my boots when it hit 5ยบ and by then we were done. :)
    [] [] Thanks :)
    [] 'tis a bit like that Margot ;-)
    [] I prefer the other one I did (may post it here in a day or two), but yeah 'tisn't bad.
    [] Thanks,
    [] Can't see the airports from here, but it's obviously a flight path.
    [] Pretty high Matt. A LOT higher than this time last year.
    [] Just added a wee bit, wasn't quite as even as I wanted but I wasn't really there to take photos, was providing tuition.
    [] [] [] [] Thanks!
  • SteveGreaves said:
    Fantastic shot
  • Out_and_About said:
    ohhh - that's lovely!!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks :)
    [] Thanks Michelle, 'twas a good night out.