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History of the Universe

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Published: April 26, 2012
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April 22nd, 2012
Ashland, NE

While out shooting the Lyrid meteor shower with fellow photographer Cody Ervin, I set up this star trail at the base of the abandoned Beetison Mansion in Ashland, NE (built in 1876). Only caught a couple meteors (had some clouds roll in later), but it was still a fun night! Nice to get out to shoot somewhere new. I’ll have to keep this location in mind as it has some serious “creepy” potential ;) Still has a fair bit of light pollution, but that can make for some very interesting colors when you mess with the vibrance of the scene (yes, I tweaked the colors to be more vivid :P) =D

Please tell me what you think! :dance:

Canon 5Dmk1
Tamron 10-24mm (around 15mm)
f/3.5 @ ISO 3200
74 stacked 30-second iamges
Image size
1000x750px 700.22 KB
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werelightshine's avatar
werelightshineHobbyist Artist
Looks like time lapse. Sweet.
NatsukiNekoChan's avatar
Wow, this is awesome - it looks so surreal :0
What settings did you use? :3
thegrimm123's avatar
what is this effect called? its a vary cool effect and the title fits it vary well
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AntandrStudent Photographer
Did you stack these in Photoshop, Lightroom, or something else :noes::noes:
and if so, how if I may ask :la:
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this is naturaly accuring effect no photoshop i just do not know what it is called
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MatrixofOrchidstripeHobbyist General Artist
That's awesome. Its like something out of Dr who! :la:
liquidiridium's avatar
you should be featured. most definitely.
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RelaxTakeItEasyRelaxHobbyist Photographer
Wow, I absolutely adore this photo, it just has a feel about it that is really wonderful/
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bluepointeshoesHobbyist Photographer
I love star trails!
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SensakuraHobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely ^^
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molehuHobbyist General Artist
fabulous :faint:
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Michawolf13Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Very beautiful
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goASK-aliceHobbyist Photographer
Love how the centre of the circle is right between the two branches of the tree, it looks like the stars are revolving around it
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MeemaHobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot. :)
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arnaudperretHobbyist Photographer
It looks amazing!
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MaddLouiseHobbyist Photographer
The colors are amazing :D Nice work!
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JustBePhotos Photographer
ahh!! I just love star trail pictures, and I think you did a great job! And you tweaked the vibrancy in this shot just right! It's not too much where it looks like a coloring book, but just enough to add some amazingness. haha Nice!
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deviliciousProfessional Photographer
seen this yet? totally made me think of you and this image of yours in particular really reminds me of this:

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FramedByNatureHobbyist Photographer
I have! Was trying to figure out how exactly one merges that lol. Constantly looking south for daylight, constant north for night (since you can't move it during a star trail) and then I guess his extra six hours were for everything in between. Really interesting :o
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oh my.. can it be real..
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KrisVladProfessional Photographer
Holy santa claus shit that is awesome. Well done!
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