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Star Trails shine on a Heritage Oak

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 1 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

An Old Heritage Oak Tree stands under a spinning sky. This is a 15 minute exposure in the foothills of the Hollister, California area with Polaris in the upper left hand side of the image.

NIKON D3 580 seconds F/5.6 ISO 400 17 mm

Arantza from Menorca, Spain

It's amazing, I'm trying to do at night but have not succeeded yet: (

1 Oct 2009 5:33am

Phil from France

hello scott,
Very makes a success.
I posted a try(essay) yesterday could you express me your opinion
thank you

1 Oct 2009 6:10am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Fantastic sky..great capture!

1 Oct 2009 6:21am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

This is fantastic nighth shot, the trail of the stars eis great. I´m trying to a shot like this one, but so far has not "worked" well.

1 Oct 2009 8:17am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! GREAT shot! I'm jealous... I have tried this so many times, but mine doesn't look close to this. Well done :)

1 Oct 2009 9:52am

Yonatan from Bronx, United States


1 Oct 2009 11:38am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An eye catching shot with an out of world air to it Scott! Well done! ;-)

1 Oct 2009 11:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very well done! I would give this a try but cannot think of anywhere around here that provides a clear sky away from street lighting.

1 Oct 2009 11:51am

Fusao Tamaki from Tokyo, Japan


1 Oct 2009 12:33pm

Barbara Kile from United States

A fabulous image, Scott. Well done!

1 Oct 2009 1:19pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great image. I love the star trails. I've never tried a shot like that, but I guess I should sometime in Colorado or somewhere away from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area lights.

1 Oct 2009 1:53pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Awesome - countless stars there, 5 stars here!

1 Oct 2009 3:09pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite. Superbly done.

1 Oct 2009 3:59pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

nice shot i have tryed to do this to no luck

1 Oct 2009 6:29pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Really fascinating!

1 Oct 2009 6:33pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Great shot - cool technique!

1 Oct 2009 10:08pm

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

Absolutely stunning! I really like the technique..

2 Oct 2009 2:36am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a phenomenal shot!

2 Oct 2009 8:02am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A magic vision. A perfect mastery of this technique of shooting, bravo !!

2 Oct 2009 10:17am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

fantastic image Scott

2 Oct 2009 5:06pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wonderful sky and great composition. I like these difficult shots so much!

2 Oct 2009 6:10pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Beautiful! I am completely jealous!!!!
I am trying to get some star shots for school, but I am waiting for the moon to be a bit less bright!
Wonderful image, Scott!

3 Oct 2009 12:03am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Scott - this is just magnificent! A really stellar image - literally. I'm spellbound. 5-Stars.

3 Oct 2009 2:01am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

True art! Bravo!

3 Oct 2009 6:07am

Brett from McAllen, United States

Wonderful! I have tried to do star trails pictures, but I have never been able to do it anywhere near this well. Great shot!

3 Oct 2009 4:51pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

fifteen minutes in the rain? bravo!
i hope we get lots more rain soon.

4 Oct 2009 5:52pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

FABULOUS !!!! a million *************

5 Oct 2009 4:10pm