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And life goes on

Two hours in the life of a Pilbara Ghost Gum.

These shots were taken out the back of Roebourne on the Harding Dam Rd.

On the way out there I noticed some smoke on the horizon which was coming from a distant bushfire. When I arrived at my predetermined spot I was relieved to see that the smoke was in fact, further around to the west and wouldn’t get in the way of my plans.

I didn’t realize at the time however that I was in fact facing the fire and the smoke had just blown to the right :)

The resulting orange glow at the base of the tree (which was not visible with the naked eye), is from that distant bush fire.

I was taking two 15 second exposures per minute leaving a 15 second gap for NR between images. The final 'Star Trail' composite is a ‘stack’ of 231 images taken over approx 140 minutes at ISO3200.


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  • Uploaded on May 7, 2013
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    by Steve Whitworth