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Lauterbrunnen star trails

The previous picture which I shot there got so popular so that I decided to return here and shoot this paradise looking scenery again ???? The image is a time b...
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The previous picture which I shot there got so popular so that I decided to return here and shoot this paradise looking scenery again ???? The image is a time blend. The base exposure was shot during blue hour so that I could stop down my lens to f11 for maximum sharpness and depth of field. Then I planned to wait an hour or so shoot the star trails. On the right hand side of the image you can see that the mountain is illuminated by yellow light. This is where the very famous „Staubbachfall“ waterfall drops 297m down! However these days the waterfall does not look that impressive as it barely runs water. However as the light was turned on anyway it was impossible to get a clean image of the night sky. Beside that fog was about to develop making it even more impossible to get any usable shot. I left my tripod with the camera on it and went back to my nearby parked car and waited. According to an information which I found online the light should turn off at 2200. When I stepped out of the car at that time the fog was actually gone however the light was still on. So I decided to wait until the lights would eventually switch off. It happened at 2317…finally! I let the camera run for 50minutes to capture the star trails. When I was done the tripod was frozen on the ground and the camera was covered by a layer of ice accretion! It stayed there for more than 9 hours, however that way I was sure the tripod did not move during the entire time and the blending process in PS was easy to do!
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DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO April 10, 2019
really amazing work for this milky way picture
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO April 10, 2019
really amazing work for this milky way picture
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO April 10, 2019
really amazing work for this milky way picture
kovacsapor PRO+
 
kovacsapor April 19, 2019
Nice
dawnsview PRO
 
dawnsview April 19, 2019
Thanks for sharing the information on how you took the photo. It is amazing what photographer will go through the "get the shot", Great job and patience and hope your camera survived the freeze.
mirjam
 
mirjam April 19, 2019
Was your camera ok after having that ice cover it?
randalpair PRO+
 
randalpair April 25, 2019
Great image. Thanks for detailed explanation. You must have had a GREAT battery in your camera - mine always go flat when the temp drops below freezing.
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joybello May 31, 2019
Wow!! Amazing shot!! And thanks for sharing the story behind it. You had some amazing patience to wait that long! I hope your camera is still working!
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danicleeland September 06, 2019
Amazing! :)

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