Startrails Workshop - New Location

We decided to try a new location for our startrails workshops on Sunday and it turned out to be a real winner.

Initially cloud obscured the southern view but we were treated to a period of clear skies that let us capture images like this.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 24th August 2010, This photo: 8:27pm

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  • aramisfirefly said:
    Gotta love trails on a fullish moon! Wish I could of came, but alas, wasn't feeling up to it. Love this side of the dam too!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Yeah would have been good to have you along too Matt, long time no see.
    First time I've shot out here.
  • Iskander Barrena said:
  • maSnap said:
    Wow that is amazing, I too wish I could have made it, hopefully next time.
  • deftone2k said:
    Great spot, id be heading out that way again for sure :)
    Great stuff David.
  • ZaksterNT said:
    WOW. Never tried trails but shots like yours are pretty inspiring!
  • Pumpkin Longshanks [BACK...] said:
    Nice shot !
  • Conor Casey Photography [] said:
    Very nice David. Would be keen to come along next time if there's space?
  • Tristen Murray said:
    Fantastic new location. How many exposures was this?
    I have gotta get out and try some star trails again
  • Ross_M said:
    Classy image Dave!
  • Jon McManus said:
    Wow, that's awesome! Do you have any details of the startrails workshop? That is an excellent looking location. The only ones I've been able to find recently are all too brightly lit to be of any use.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks!
    [] Absolutely, we look forward to seeing you at the next one.
    [] Got a couple more spots that look promising too :)
    [] Thanks. :)
    [] Thanks!
    [] [] Course details are here:
    [] Roughly 150ish.
    [] Thanks Ross. Spotted this composition within minutes of arriving on site, but didn't think I'd get to shoot it as the clouds moved in and there wasn't a star to be seen, then after shooting in a different direction for an hour or so, we had some clear skies for long enough to get this.
  • ndut'z said:
    fantastic startrail! superb!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks :-)
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Gosh that turned out well! Great shot Dave!
  • heyjennuh said:
    This came out wonderful, I love the shade of blue in the sky, the location, and the airplane trail!
  • Stephen M Reid said:
    Amazing shot!
  • ghis44free said:
    It would have been damage not to publish this nice photo on Flickr.
  • traceyjohns said:
    Wow, that is fantastic, one of the best star trails I've seen!
  • Ror said:
    Brilliant shot! Thanks for sharing.
  • dtmateojr said:
    I like the placement of the celestial pole in this shot. Nice exposure as well.
  • SkattyKat said:
    Gorgeuos composition Dave - love it !!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Not too shabby Tim ;-)
    [] Thanks :) 'tis not a bad location at all.
    [] [] Thanks!
    [] 'tisn't bad ;-) Definitely worth waiting around for.
    [] Thanks Rory :)
    [] Carefully worked out before dark :)
    [] Thanks Kath :) Bit of a drive, but worth it.
  • Carlosgg said:
    muy buen trabajo.
    Cuanto tiempo de exposición total tiene? ---> (as total exposure time is?)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] 80 mins worth of exposure. (um valor de 80 minutos da exposição.)
  • Carlosgg said:
    [] thanks!! ;)
  • Peter Ribbeck said:
    Very well done I love the reflection of the trees on the water.
  • sharon kilgannon said:
    This is stunning!
  • ozczecho said:
    Very cool.
  • austinliula said:
    Fantastic shot!!!