Feb 11 2012. First startrail of the winter with snow. Had a very small time window (6pm-9pm) before the cloud rolled in. Sat camera in a snow covered field, air temp -6C, with dew/heat shield preventing from freezing over. Shot 15s exposures continuous for 3 hrs at ISO 500, F4. Captured with Olympus E5 and 7-14mm. Flash bursts from me running all over field. Orange light pollution clearly visible, enhanced via clouds as they rolled in. Had a slight tripod wobble near end of shoot too which caused trail to slip slightly.
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