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Challenge: Circle IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
Date: Nov 29, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1469s
Galleries: Landscape, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2011

Star trails over the Mummy Range in RMNP at 5:00 am for 1469s on 11/29/11. There were low clouds on the mountains. Otherwise, it was a very clear and dark night... which maximized the star viewing. The sliver of a waxing crescent moon had long ago dropped below the horizon.

Reminds some people of Van Gogh's "Starry Night". I think so, too. Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime. Larger version of Starry Night.

Bigger version of my image
here.

Earth's rotation on its axis (w/ minor wobble) is rarely seen (not observed in real time) and inimitable.

Thanks for the kind votes and wonderful comments. It's been a while since I've earned a ribbon. And, this is my first Yellow ribbon ever. It was worth the extra time and effort to do this long exposure.

This will be published in the 12/16/11 edition of the Estes Park News as the two-page centerfold.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 106
Avg (all users): 6.7652
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.7692
Avg (non-participants): 6.7619
Views since voting: 3099
Views during voting: 228
Votes: 115
Comments: 29
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/17/2011 06:19:11 PM
I love these night shots, they're so mystical. Very very well done indeed. Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/15/2011 10:50:03 AM
Remarkable image. Congratulations, both for the ribbon and for the centerfold.
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12/13/2011 05:32:00 PM
Very well done Richard! I have yet to attempt such photography. Congrats on a long overdue ribbon!
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12/13/2011 04:04:43 PM
Beautiful image, Richard. Congrats on the ribbon and spread! Amazing you can see the plane wobble!

Message edited by author 2011-12-13 16:05:35.
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12/12/2011 05:31:16 PM
This is just fabulous! Congratulations on the ribbon, (wrong colour in my opinion).
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12/12/2011 01:55:41 PM
Fabulous work Richard. Well deserved ribbon for the effort and technicals involved. 24 minutes!
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12/12/2011 11:46:21 AM
Nice one,Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/12/2011 11:21:00 AM
Well deserved placement, I'm so happy to see this image in the top three.
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12/12/2011 11:13:39 AM
Congrats Richard on your ribbon!!! Brilliant image and terrific control of your 'moving' subject.
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12/12/2011 10:21:11 AM
Love it and RMNP, congrats!
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12/12/2011 09:34:15 AM
Really wonderful shot! Congrats on the Ribbon.
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12/12/2011 08:52:14 AM
I need to try this sometime....Great job!....Congrats!!!
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12/12/2011 08:22:17 AM
Congrats Richard - a truly sweet star-trail shot
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12/12/2011 08:16:00 AM
Very nicely done! Congrats on the yellow!
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12/12/2011 02:04:12 AM
Congrats Richard, nice to see you up here.
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12/12/2011 01:46:51 AM
Congratulations on a very stunning shot Richard!
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12/12/2011 01:10:58 AM
Congrats on the Yellow Richard. Star trails looks really great in this and works perfect for the challenge
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12/12/2011 01:09:16 AM
Spectacular, Richard! Congratulations!
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12/12/2011 12:57:08 AM
Heh - yes, in the larger version you can clearly see the plane wobble! Thanks for the information!
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12/12/2011 12:36:46 AM
Originally posted by Melethia:

Is that a satellite across the bottom? Do you weight your tripod at all to keep it all perfectly still? This kind of stuff amazes me! And congrats on the ribbon, too.

Airplane traversed the sky from Northwest to East. Probably heading for Denver International, which is 80 miles away. I watched the plane hit air turbulence... common over the front range of the Rockies. My Gitzo tripod has a center pole with a convenient hook at the bottom. I hang my camera bag on that hook to weigh down the tripod. It was a night of periodic gusty winds.
12/12/2011 12:33:01 AM
Is that a satellite across the bottom? Do you weight your tripod at all to keep it all perfectly still? This kind of stuff amazes me! And congrats on the ribbon, too.
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12/12/2011 12:06:25 AM
That's lovely, Mr. Hahn! Congrats on your ribbon.
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12/12/2011 12:04:46 AM
Nicely done Richard!
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12/12/2011 12:02:06 AM
Beautifully executed. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2011 12:55:27 PM
this just just amazing
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12/09/2011 10:41:32 PM
I've never done astral photography, but I'm sure it's time consuming. Luckily that's really paid off for you here. Looks great, and I love the decision to include the mountain range, as opposed to including only the night sky which I'm sure would be entrancing on its own. Well done!
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12/06/2011 11:02:54 AM
Some day, I'm going to learn how to do this!!!
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12/05/2011 03:59:22 PM
WOW!! 10
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12/05/2011 12:23:22 AM
very cool
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