Oct 01/02 2011 startrail. The autumnal heatwave & clear skies continues, although the frontal system is approaching as can be seen looking towards the west in this shot . Used the trees to compose and lead you into the startrail. This one was a mere 7hrs worth of continuous shooting :-) Captured with Olympus E5 & 8mm fisheye. 15s exposure time, F3.5 and ISO 500. Foreground and trees lit with flash bursts. Unfortunately I had a tripod wobble moment partly through the shoot which resulted in loss of the concentric trails (more visible nearer Polaris).
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