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Night on Etna #2



It was a winter night, and there were no clouds. It was a good moment to realize this star trails.

It was a winter night, and there were no clouds. It was a good moment to realize this star trails.
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Ange28
 
Ange28 January 20, 2014
Amazing shot !
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks
janoogee
 
janoogee January 20, 2014
Great photograph. wonderful shot.
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks
Cyril1
 
Cyril1 January 25, 2014
Beautifully done! Excellent!
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thank you!
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka January 26, 2014
Excellent blend of technique and artistry.
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks!
kiavashshahriari
 
kiavashshahriari January 28, 2014
amazing shot! How long were you shooting this photo for?
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks! It's a combination of 100 shots
juliebowser
 
juliebowser February 02, 2014
Well composed and shot ;)
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks!
JanHrischenko PRO+
 
JanHrischenko February 05, 2014
Your photos are beautiful Marco! This is stunning!
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks! I am glad that you like this pic
RobertFunston PRO+
 
RobertFunston February 11, 2014
Hi. Love the photo. Can you help me. I understand the settings on the camera, but the exposure. 30/1.. Is that a 30 second exposure one time??? I'm new to this and trying to learn. Thank you in advance. Robert
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
No, it indicated the data of one shot. This shot was created by the combination of 100 shots
dianeflynn
 
dianeflynn May 23, 2014
Awesome shot!!
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks
malijohn
 
malijohn May 25, 2014
Yeah. I think 30/1 is 30 seconds.
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
No, it indicated the data of one shot. This shot was created by the combination of 100 shots
Dmullanephotography
 
Dmullanephotography May 25, 2014
Great shot
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thank you!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta May 25, 2014
Superb time exposure. Congratulations.
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks!
catini
 
catini May 25, 2014
Great exposure, congrats on your feature!
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks!
davidrelph
 
davidrelph May 25, 2014
Awesome trails
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thank you!
iceman2
 
iceman2 May 25, 2014
Beautiful long exposure shot.Congrats!
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thank you!
nicscott
 
nicscott May 25, 2014
absolutely fantastic.... jaw droppingly brilliant
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks
hotpixel
 
hotpixel May 25, 2014
Incredible image ! Congratulations !!
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks
robjac85 PRO+
 
robjac85 May 25, 2014
Wow outstanding star trail, howvlong an exposure did you use.
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
It's a combination of 100 shots
mmarriuss
 
mmarriuss May 25, 2014
woow.. Fantastic startrails! Excellent image! :)
mmarriuss
 
mmarriuss May 25, 2014
woow.. Fantastic startrails! Excellent image! :)
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan May 25, 2014
Excellent very long exposure.....did you sleep well andjust woke up in time only to press the button......lol! Excellent work. Congrats on the feature.
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Eh eh! No! I was there and looking at the camera =)
svitebskiy
 
svitebskiy May 25, 2014
Well deserved to be featured. Nice location and composition.
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks! It's on the volcano Etna
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud May 25, 2014
Beautiful!!! congrats on your feature!
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks
vastdreamer PRO
 
vastdreamer May 25, 2014
How many shots are stacked in this?
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
The shot was created with 100 photos
abrovarnik
 
abrovarnik May 27, 2014
Excellent photo!
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thank you!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair May 28, 2014
Very good shot!
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thank you!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter May 28, 2014
Amazing capture. Congrats. - Jake
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks
salmakhan
 
salmakhan May 29, 2014
Wonderful photography do you have a youpic profile?upload this into youpic website world best photography place
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 August 01, 2016
yes, i already have it, but i don't like it so much
Vjthomas1
 
Vjthomas1 June 02, 2014
Outstanding shot.
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks
mountainlou
 
mountainlou August 16, 2014
great photograph and great technique. How many shots were required to compose this star rotation?
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
I don't remember, i think 100.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi November 22, 2014
stunning shot !
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
thank you
lehuananimorishita
 
lehuananimorishita December 05, 2014
beautiful! love the trails
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
thank you
iyaamn
 
iyaamn December 25, 2014
Simply Stunning.
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
thank you
madelinemullenbach
 
madelinemullenbach January 16, 2015
this is so inspiring
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
thank you very much!
Ole Houen
 
Ole Houen January 22, 2015
Awesome photo
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 February 20, 2015
Thanks
Chillbrook PRO
 
Chillbrook June 10, 2015
Superb photograph!
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 August 01, 2016
thanks
allisathome
 
allisathome July 06, 2015
Wow, this is incredible. I would love to do something like this, it seems so fun.
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 August 01, 2016
:) go practice it
Bruny
 
Bruny August 15, 2015
Nice star trails.
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 August 01, 2016
yeah, one of my firsts
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography January 14, 2016
Incredibly stunning! LOVE star trails!
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 August 01, 2016
:)
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO+
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography February 17, 2016
Congrats on winning my "Starry Nights" challenge! This is truly fantastic, such detail and clarity! You nailed it!
marcocalandra89
marcocalandra89 August 01, 2016
thanks :) it made me happy

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken on the volcano Etna in Italy.
Time
It was a cold night and the sky was clear, without any clouds. It was a perfect moment to shot a startrails photo with the volcano as subject. This photo was taken during the night of the 30th December 2013.
Lighting
I used only the light that was created by the stars because the moon didn't light up so much (it was new moon).
Equipment
I used a Nikon D7000 with a Nikon AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR. A remote shutter was connect to the camera. Everything was then mounted on a tripod.
Inspiration
This was for me my second attempt of trying to capture a good startrails. What inspired me to take this photo? Eh eh, of course see all the snow on on the volcano with all those stars (in winter), was not an experience of every day.
Editing
I've done many exposures. I think probably for 45 minutes. Every photo has an exposure of 30 seconds. I've merged them in Photoshop, importing every single photo on a different layer (Blending mode: Lighten).
In my camera bag
I love capturing landscapes, so actually I've got a Nikon D750, a Tamron 15-30 f/2.8, several ND Filters, and a sturdy tripod.
Feedback
Search for good places where you can find something interesting to put near your startrails. Make a good research of the moon phases and check out the full moon phase. Why? Because in that way you do not have to increase the ISO on your camera, because the moon will light up the foreground. Make several exposures of 30secs for 30 minutes, or something like that, to have good trails on the photo.

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