6 hour Exposure on Sonora Pass California 2 IMG

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A 6 Hour Exposure of the Stars creating Trails on Kodak Vericolor III ISO 160 Film. I used a Mamaya RZ 6X7 with a Super Wide Angle 50mm F4.5 ULD Lens. This time exposure was the first one I took. The second was a 8 hour exposure several years later 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. Six hours later I got up and closed the shutter and went back to sleep. The commercial airline traffic pattern for Oakland and San Francisco is just south of Sonora pass so there are no jets passing through during the exposure.

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Comments (8)

andrzej. on November 1, 2011


蓝虎 on November 3, 2011


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on November 12, 2011


Well done but too much time to stay in one place, wow! ;-)

Bartosz Decowski on November 20, 2011

Like & Vote

Larry Butcher on November 20, 2011

Greetings from California andrezj. Thank you for visit and :). It put a :) on my face! Larry

Larry Butcher on November 20, 2011

Greetings from California 蓝虎, Thank you for your visit and kind comment. I'm glad you like the photo. Larry

Larry Butcher on November 20, 2011

Greetings from California Bartosz Decowski, Thank you for your Vote + Like. They are important and appreciated! Larry

Randy T (Randylikest… on February 7, 2013
  • I really going out on a limb and predicting this is a north exposure.

  • Have a great day!


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Photo taken in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, 1200 Franklin Way, Sparks, NV 89431, USA

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