Robin Hood’s Stride at night

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Trails of stars above the natural rock formation of Robin Hood’s Stride. According to legend Robin Hood was able to stride from one to the other of the two highest rocks.
The orange colour is light pollution from sodium street lamps, mainly from Matlock which lies to the southeast. The most obvious constellation is that of Orion which is just setting to the right of Robin Hood’s Stride.

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Comments (2)

Kostia Semytskyi on April 22, 2013

Interesting! Like. Greeting from Ukraine. Kostia

Simon Butler on April 22, 2013

Thank you!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 3, 2012
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Simon Butler
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2012/03/26 21:07:37
    • Exposure: 869.000s
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash