Sonora Pass California - 8 hour Exposure - Star Trails IMG_0012

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A 8 Hour Exposure of Stars creating Trails on Kodak Vericolor III ISO 160 Film. Using a Mamaya RZ 6X7 with a Super Wide Angle 50mm F4.5 ULD Lens. This shot was the second one I did. The first was a 6 hour exposure several years earlier at the same location. I waited for November, (long nights) a new moon, a remote location (no city lights or cars) high elevation, and just before snow closed the road. Thirty minutes after sunset with the camera set on Manuel I opened the shutter, set my alarm clock and went to sleep. Eight hours later I got up and closed the shutter. The commercial airline traffic pattern for Oakland and San Francisco is just south of Sonora pass so there were no jets passing through during the exposure.

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Comments (10)

Radu B_KeepPanoramio on June 1, 2009

Fantastic shot , amazing!-V-!Greetings from Romania, Radu.

Larry Butcher on June 1, 2009

Greetings from California radu bulubasa. Thank you for your vote!

juncujuncu on June 1, 2009


Larry Butcher on June 3, 2009

Warm Greetings from California juncujuncu, Thanks for visiting my site and for your vote and comments!

Ľubomír Šiška on June 3, 2009

WOW. voted

Larry Butcher on June 3, 2009

Greetings from California lsiska, Your comment put a smile on my face! Thanks so much for your vote! Larry

唐国武 TANG Guowu on June 5, 2009

great stars~~voted !hello from China

Larry Butcher on June 5, 2009

Warm Greetings from California 唐国武 Tangguowu, Thanks for your vote! Larry

dsecroetkt1 on June 22, 2009

fantastics shot. how did you do if you dont mind me asking

duskom on June 8, 2011

L 1 - Dusko

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